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Firenze, early 16th century. The birthplace of the renaissance era, where art is thriving. In one small corner of this vast city, one sheltered girl’s journey begins. She dreams of becoming an artist, an impossible career for a girl born into a noble family. In those days, art was an exclusively male profession, with woman facing strong discrimination. In spite of these challenges, Arte perseveres with hard work and a positive attitude!


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Average: 9.1 / 10.0 (11 votes)
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March 13th 2016, 5:50am PST



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Thus Far (Sorry for the long history note included, but I had to)   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by blackluna
March 23rd, 2016, 9:41am
As someone rather knowledgable in this area, there are a few things bothering me (e.g. the composition of a particular painting is anachronistic, and the fact that the only objection to Arte's goals is her sex), but overall this is exceedingly well done. The character development is great, and the characters are subtly original. I love how the main characters' motives centre around their passions rather than individuals and how the romance which gets (rather naturally, in this case) put in the mix does not hijack the story but instead adds to it. The protagonist is strong and POLITELY rejects being assisted, insisting on reaching her goals with her own strength (through, I personally would not call her a tomboy). The art is beautiful and the pacing is comfortable. It doesn't seem like the story will revolve around the romantic aspect, but that is yet to be seen. There are some historical details I hope to see, such as guilds, politics (which were tied in at the time, due to Florence's particular culture), competition between artists, and the movement of visual art from a craft to an art which was on going at the time.

(Side note: the first art historian, Giorgio Vasari, does include the life of Madonna Properzia de'Rossi in his "The Lives of the Most Excellent Painters, Sculptors, and Architects." The Renaissance was the first era since antiquity in which individual secular women gained repute as artists. That said, women frequently would work along side their male relatives, as they had during the Middle Ages, during which many artists were not known by name as visual art was then considered a craft. Visual art had been considered since antiquity to be a craft, being then considered manual labour, however, during the 15th and 16th centuries, individuals such as Leon Battista Alberti and the aforementioned Vasari placed emphasis on the intellectual elements leading to a rise in the status of both visual art and artists from the crafts to the arts, such as poetry.

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I'm looking forward to how it develops!

... Last updated on March 23rd, 2016, 10:10am
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Initial Review   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by tennis0002
February 9th, 2016, 12:20pm
So far I love it. The girl is strong, talented and tomboyish, I enjoy her character. There are also some interesting characters around her that make the story better. The art is beautiful and the story line so far seems good.

Looking forward to more chapters!

... Last updated on February 9th, 2016, 12:25pm
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