I Know What I Am: The Life and Times of Artemisia Gentileschi
Author: Gina Siciliano
Description: This debut graphic novel tells the true life story of a pioneering female painter.
Michelangelo, Velázquez, Rubens, Rembrandt ― all larger-than-life Renaissance figures celebrated for their mastery of their art. But often overlooked in this pantheon of Old Masters is Artemisia Gentileschi ― Italy’s greatest female painter. In her debut graphic novel, Gina Siciliano brings to life the tumultuous 17th-century cities of Rome, Florence, Naples, and Venice where the fearless Artemisia braved the male-dominated sphere of painting to become a groundbreaking artist. I Know What I Am paints a complex, feminist portrait of Artemisia as a single mother, a sexual assault survivor, and a pioneering practitioner of her craft. Black & white illustrations throughout.
Publisher: Fantagraphics; Illustrated edition (September 10, 2019)