Blood Water Paint by Joy McCullough


A debut novel based on the true story of the iconic painter, Artemisia Gentileschi.

Her mother died when she was twelve, and suddenly Artemisia Gentileschi had a stark choice: a life as a nun in a convent or a life grinding pigment for her father’s paint.

She chose paint.

By the time she was seventeen, Artemisia did more than grind pigment. She was one of Rome’s most talented painters, even if no one knew her name. But Rome in 1610 was a city where men took what they wanted from women, and in the aftermath of rape Artemisia faced another terrible choice: a life of silence or a life of truth, no matter the cost.

He will not consume
my every thought.
I am a painter.
I will paint.

I will show you
what a woman can do.

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Maroon board covers with dark colored dust jacket and like spine. No edge wear and corner bumps. Clean, tight pages and binding. Published by Dutton Books in 2018. Fiction / Adult. Measures 8.5 x 5.75 inches with 291 pages. N


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