The Painters Apprentice (Venetian Artisans #1)

The Painters Apprentice (Venetian Artisans #1) Read The Painters Apprentice Venetian Artisans 1 Author Laura Morelli Pocket Bikes.us Would You Rather Sacrifice Your Livelihood, Your Lover, Or Your Life When The Black Death Comes Knocking On Your Door, You D Better Decide Quickly Venice, 1510 Maria Bartolini Wants Nothing Than To Carry On Her Father S Legacy As A Master Gilder Instead, Her Father Has Sent Her Away From The Only Home She S Ever Known To Train As An Apprentice To Master Trevisan, A Renowned Painter Maria Arranges To Leave The Painter S Workshop To Return To Her Family Workshop And To A Secret Lover Waiting For Her But The Encroaching Black Death Foils Her Plans When The Painter S Servants Uncover The Real Reason Why Maria Has Been Sent Away To Train With Master Trevisan, They Threaten To Reveal A Secret That Could Tear Down Her Family And The Future Of Their Trade She Is Forced To Buy The Servants Silence, But As Their Greed Steadily Grows, Maria Resorts To Desperate Measures She Questions Whether Her Heart S Desire Is Worth Risking Her Family, Her Trade, And Her Future, But Maria S Sacrifices May Amount To Nothing If The Plague Steals Away Everything She S Ever Loved From The Author Of The Award WinningThe Gondola Makercomes A Rich Tale Of Renaissance Venice, A Heroine With A Lust For Life, And Love Against All Odds BuyThe Painter S Apprenticetoday To Transport Yourself To The Vibrant And Dangerous World Of 16th Century Venice

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  • 02 October 2018
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  • 408 pages
  • The Painters Apprentice (Venetian Artisans #1)
  • Laura Morelli

10 thoughts on “The Painters Apprentice (Venetian Artisans #1)

  1. Gina says:

    I love stories that take place in this time period Adding to the draw for me is the fact that this novel takes place in the land of my maternal ancestors, the beautiful Italy.In 1510, Maria Bartolini dreams of carrying on her father s vocation and become a master gilder While she would prefer to learn under his tutelage, her father sends her away from the only home she s ever known, in order for her to learn the art Maria is to be an apprentice under Master Trevisan, who is quite well know and an expert in the field of painting and art To be his apprentice should be a dream come true, but Maria has left behind than her father She has left behind her lover.Maria decides to run away, towards the arms ...

  2. Pamela Allegretto says:

    Having already read and enjoyed Ms Morelli s The Gondola Maker, I was eager to read The Painter s Apprentice I was not disappointed Once again, Ms Morelli crafted her prose with profound artistry and I was transported back to Renaissance Venice, with all its majesty, pageantry, and oh yes, the Plague As an artist, I particularly enjoyed the fascinating, detailed...

  3. Linda Zagon says:

    My Review of THE PAINTER S APPRENTICE BY LAURA MORELLII appreciate the way Laura Morelli, author of The Painter s Apprentice creatively describes the beautiful scenery of Venice with glorious details The time line of the story is around 1510 The Genres of this story are Historical Fiction, Fiction, and a dash of romance During this time, there is a darkness as the plague takes offer many parts of the city, causing death and destruction The author presents the characters with a real feel during this time in history The Artists were respected for each of their abilities It was unusual for a young woman or young girl to participate in the Artist s studio, and have a position Maria Bartolini wants nothing than to carry on in her father s footsteps as a master gilder Maria s father encourages this and postpones finding a suitable husband for her which is done in the day so Maria can continue to care and work with him When Maria falls in love with one of her father s workers, her father sends her away to train as an apprentice to Master Trevistan, a famous painter I feel that the character s motivations make sense for the timeline in the story.I appreciate that the author...

  4. Roxy Long says:

    This author knows about what she speaks She holds a Ph.D in Art History from Yale University The evidence is great for the impeccability of her research for The Painter s Apprentice.I love to read books which take me on an adventure to a new geography And period pieces are among my favorites The pages of this book will have you on a bit of time travel to Venice in the early 1500s The characters are richly developed you will cheer for some and abhor others well, one certain other , and each vignette flows back into this wonderful story Because this is so well written, you will be able to see, even touch the painter s studio and his paints, the apprentice s tools, her hair and clothes, the battiloro s hammer and gold, and that auspicious gondola There is so much here to enjoy.I was given ...

  5. Shomeret says:

    I won The Painter s Apprentice by Laura Morelli on Goodreads as a result of an error The publisher accidentally offered too many copies for their print giveaway So the author generously agreed to give away free digital copies via Book Funnel That s the format in which I acquired my review copy, and this is my honest review I primarily wanted to read this book because I have a special interest in woman protagonists who are artists Since Laura Morelli is an art historian, I thought she would have insights to share about the world of artists in Renaissance Venice which would provide context for the story of her fictional protagonist, Maria Bartolini I was eventually very impressed with Maria She fell in love with Cristiano who is called a Moor, and showed courage in standing by this relationship despite all obstacles She also displayed a great ...

  6. Donna Thompson says:

    This is one of those wonderful, richly detailed and historically accurate novels that you can sink into and get lost in for days Like the historical novels of Ken Follett that I love so much, The Painter s Apprentice is compulsively readable and peopled with characters you are immediately drawn to If you love lush, dramatic human stories, mixed with history and the beautifully exotic setting of Veni...

  7. Betty says:

    Venice has always held a special allure for me with its alleyways, canals, islands, gondolas They all beckoned me to explore further So a new book by Laura Morelli, set in Venice, promises an escape to this historic land.Set in 1510 we are taken into the world of artists and the gilders guild The gilders guild is a society dedicated to the practice and preservation of the art of using gold and metal leaf I had no idea this technique was such a specialty But darkness in the form of the Black Death has swept over the city of Venice Plague outbreaks in the 16th century were reported to be even far deadlier than those at the end of the 15th century Our protagonist, Maria Bartolini, has worked for her father her entire life and has fallen in love with Cristiano who also works for her father She dreams of running her father s business, happily married to Cristiano But her father has other plans he says for her own good He sends her away to be an apprentice to a famous painter, Master Trevisan For a while, she manages to sneak away occasionally for a few moments of stolen bliss with her lover However the plague is making it and difficult and the streets are being closed in an attempt to curb the spread of the plague Her dreams of returning to Cristiano and her family business are slipping through her fingers Soon Trevisan s servants discover the true reason that Maria s father sent her aw...

  8. Kate Baxter says:

    Venice, 1510 a well respected gilder swiftly arranges for his gifted daughter to apprentice with a well know painter of the city Publicly he states that he wants to provide her with every opportunity to continue on the family artisan legacy When in actuality, he fears her growing attachment to his gold leaf maker who is just not who he had in mind for his daughter s hand Off she goes and much she learns but her heart remains back at her father s home and workshop And then the bubonic plague strikes yet again However, this time it s her old neighborhood and she can no longer communicate with her family or friends of the guild as the neighborhood has been barricaded and is heavily guarded Worry and fear for her loved ones fill her quiet moments and distract her That and the secret she bears consume her thoughts and provide such tension in the story What is a young woman to do Author Laura Morelli writes with such exquisite form and language Her extensive knowledge of Renaissance Ital...

  9. Kate says:

    Once again, Laura Morelli has taken us to the fascinating world of artists and craftsmen in Venice in Renaissance Italy She expertly weaves a personal tale of love and intrigue with an insider s view of artists studios It s as interesting following our heroine s artistic journey, from learning the craft of applying gold leaf in her father s studio, to her apprenticeship with a painter to learn colors how to create paint and drawing, as it is see her personal travails unfold I found myself engrossed in the story, and intrigued by the glimpse into daily living in Venice during that period Loving art and art history loving Italy, and particularly Venice, will make this story particularly compelling to readers But even with no particu...

  10. Peggy says:

    I was enchanted with The Painter s Apprentice Laura Morelli brought Venice in 1510 to life Maria Bartoloni was a gilder who was orphaned Her story was both interesting and absorbing Although she was very young, Maria lived in the art world, and she was independent, talented, and knew her own mind The choices she made to pass up lucrative opportunities, have her own business, and wait for her love, Cristiano, were not typical for a young woma...

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