Girl in Hyacinth Blue
Susan Vreeland's Girl in Hyacinth Blue traces the changing ownership of a fictional Vermeer painting over several centuries, from its creation to modern day, and fleshes out the stories of each family and why they appreciate the work. Susan Vreeland's Girl in Hyacinth Blue begins when aging Professor Engelbrecht invites an art scholar friend to his basement to examine a painting he owns and believes may be an original Vermeer interior scene. He admires t... The Forest Lover
The novel follows Emily Carr on her journey towards artistic fame in the forests of British Columbia. After meeting Claude, a fur trader, she begins to wonder if she is missing out on love and life. Emily goes to Paris to learn her art and comes home to great reviews.... The Passion of Artemisia
A young woman, raped by her painting teacher, struggles to overcome her abuse and social isolation as she strives for success as female painter. Artemisia Gentileschi is an Italian woman wrongfully accused of being a loose woman after her forced rape. She is shunned by the Roman townspeople and cruelly perceived as a prostitute. Artemisia endures harsh accusations and insinuations about her relationship with her painting teacher, Agostino Tassi. She suff...