I Know What I Am TP Part 2

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I Know What I Am TP Part 2

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(W/A) Gina Siciliano

I Know What I Am – The Trial of 1612 continues the story of seventeenth century painter Artemisia Gentileschi. As Artemisia strives to become a professional artist in Catholic Rome, she must also fight to uphold her honor after her father’s coworker, Agostino Tassi, brutally attacks her. With the help of family friend, Giovanni Battista Stiattesi, Artemisia and her father take the perpetrator to court, sparking a complex and suspenseful battle both similar and different from contemporary legal practice. In graphic novel form, Seattle artist Gina Siciliano provides a close examination of the eight month trial, which stands as a window into seventeenth century values and culture. I Know What I Am – The Trial of 1612 uses Italian Renaissance and Baroque history to further the dialogue on the social, political, and personal repercussions of sexual violence, the role of art throughout women’s history, and the power of the painters during this tumultuous time period.

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