ARTE BY KEI OHKUBO
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!
From the Editor:
This manga beautifully depicts the renaissance era. With every background and object intricately drawn, we hope the readers can almost feel like they’re in the Firenze of those days. The heroine, Arte, is a hard working girl who hates to lose. She faces any challenge head on, growing through adversity, and inspiring us readers living in the modern period. This story both teaches us about the past, and gives us the energy to live in the present.