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  1. Gina 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 ItalyIn 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 uite 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 loverMaria decides to run away towards the arms of her waiting and secret lover However her dreams are not yet meant to be Trevisan's servants uncover secrets about Maria and her father that could bring the walls down around all of them if divulged As if that's not enough how about the Death Plague running rampant?

  2. Pamela Allegretto 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 portrayal of the gilding techniue the pigment mixing mediums and the wood panel preparations Clearly Ms Morelli did her homework but never did these details feel textbook or tutorial but rather they are worked into the narrative seamlessly I cheered for Maria Bartolini the protagonist whose work ethic and love for her father and her paramour remained steadfast despite the many hurdles and heartaches in her path

  3. Linda Zagon 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 storyI appreciate that the author provided a wonderful historical background and could see all the research that went into making this a great novel I found that the author was very clear in making her points in this storyIn this story there are secrets and betrayals There is intrigue and some tense moments I was captivated by this taleI could not pick one scene as my favorite since I enjoyed reading many My favorite character was Maria and I found that she was honest kind courageous and brave facing many obstaclesThere were some twists and turns and I was happy with the conclusions I highly recommend this story for those readers that appreciate Historical Fiction I received a copy of the ARC for my honest review

  4. Roxy Long Roxy Long says:

    This author knows about what she speaks She holds a PhD in Art History from Yale University The evidence is great for the impeccability of her research for The Painter's ApprenticeI 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 enjoyI was given the opportunity of reviewing this book for my honest opinion You have just read it

  5. Annette Annette says:

    I truly enjoyed the first novel by this author The Gondola Maker But I absolutely could not get into this story which is missing heart and soul The author is an art historian and she tried to create story rich in details of art history but she forgot about very important aspect to put life into the story

  6. Shomeret 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 acuired 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 deal of fortitude in enduring losses due to the plagueThe Painter's Apprentice contains a great deal of drama and tragedy but it ends on a heartwarming note that leaves readers with a feeling of optimism for the future Although I initially wondered if all of Maria's choices were wise I ended up respecting Maria for her determination For the blog version of this review see

  7. Kate Baxter 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 uiet 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 exuisite form and language Her extensive knowledge of Renaissance Italy and especially its art history is apparent and richly shared through the story's characters The settings are stunning painterly and sometimes stark It transports the reader to a far off place and time The story was charming and features a woman of strong character who knows her own mind and loves with a heart of gold

  8. Donna Thompson 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 Venice you won't want to miss this outstanding novel by such a superb and talented authorThis review is based on an ARC copy I received from the author

  9. Betty 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 landSet 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 techniue 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 away leaving Maria having to make a very difficult decision She must do whatever it takes to maintain her family’s reputation While the trials and tribulations of Maria’s life held my interest I was especially enraptured with the chapters where she worked alongside the painter Master Trevisan I loved reading of how his pigments were prepared and how Maria’s talent enhanced his artMorelli’s descriptions of the city and the lives of the character seemed to envelop me into the story I was there alongside Maria through her joys her heartbreaks her grief I ached for her as she made some near impossible choices choices no one should have to make This is one of those few books that I will read again – at another time when I can shut out the world and make Maria’s world my world

  10. Kate 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 particular affinity toward the place or time I think all readers will be thoroughly entertained by Maria's love story and struggles in beautiful Venice

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The Painters Apprentice Venetian Artisans #1 [Read] ➵ The Painters Apprentice Venetian Artisans #1 By Laura Morelli – Would you rather sacrifice your livelihood your lover or your life When the Black Death comes knocking on your door you'd better decide uickly Venice 1510 Maria Bartolini wants nothing than to carry o Would you Apprentice Venetian Epub ß rather sacrifice your livelihood your lover or your life When the Black Death comes knocking on your door you'd better decide uickly Venice 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 The Painters PDF/EPUB ² 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 uestions whether her heart’s desire is worth risking her family her trade and her future but Maria’s sacrifices may Painters Apprentice Venetian MOBI ☆ amount to nothing if the plague steals away everything she’s ever loved From the author of the award winning The Gondola Maker comes a rich tale of Renaissance Venice a heroine with a lust for life and love against all odds Buy The Painter’s Apprentice today to transport yourself to the vibrant and dangerous world of th century Venice.

  • Kindle Edition
  • 408 pages
  • The Painters Apprentice Venetian Artisans #1
  • Laura Morelli
  • 03 March 2016

About the Author: Laura Morelli

The first Apprentice Venetian Epub ß time I visited Venice as a wide eyed teenager I knew I was supposed to buy Murano glass but I had no idea why All I knew was that I was whisked to the famous “glass island” on an overcrowded stinky boat I waited behind two dozen American and Japanese tourists to pay an exorbitant price for a little glass fish—what a bewildering experienceStill it was the artistic traditions of the.