16th century Firenze, Italy. One girl, One ARTistic ambition!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!
Seeing new characters makes manga more exciting
Seeing Ubertino and Veronica makes me feel annoyed, interesting, strong, big deal, and knows how to deal with people. I like them although there were few things I don’t like about them, so funny.
I won’t give away too much. Veronica is a courtesan and I assume she works in a court, so I have feeling what she does working as courtesan and using the money to support her family, also she’s single and doesn’t do romantic relationships. You’ll learn about her in this volume.
Ubertinto is fascinatingly annoying, interesting, old, and stubborn. You’ll learn more about him in the volume.
While reading we learn little more about the supporting or main characters and what they work for a living, how they manage to survive in a harsh society in the 16th century, and persevere the past and move forward to the future by continuing what’s most important to Veronica working as courtesan for sake of discrimination, and harsh realities of dealing with men. And Ubertino that went through poverty below before he became a big deal, and rich.
Also Arte’s experience meeting them was impressing she stood up to both of them in different locations. Veronica got called out relating to her treating men, and Arte meeting Ubertino was little intimidating for her, she never gave up and make negotiations with him apologizing him with advice from Veronica she acts professional, and self discipline to forgive him and also smile. He didn’t let her get away because of the impossible commission, materials, and what they want Arte or Leo to paint.
Overall, this volume was interesting to learn about the new characters and their back story. Also I watched the anime sometime the manga might be different or the same. What doesn’t change is that the story, characters, and ideas are all the same and belongs to the manga artist and author Kei Okubo.