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The painter of souls
The painter of souls
Kazan, Philip2015
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Beauty can be a gift or a wicked temptation. So it is for Filippo Lippi, growing up in Renaissance Florence. He has a talent - not only can he see the beauty in everything, he can capture it, paint it. But while beauty can seduce you, and art can transport you - it cannot always feed you or protect you. To survive, Pippo Lippi, orphan, street urchin, budding rogue, must first become Fra Filippo Lippi: Carmelite friar, man of God. His life will take him down two paths at once. He will become a gambler, a forger, a seducer of nuns; and at the same time he will be the greatest painter of his time, the teacher of Botticelli and the confidante of the Medicis. So who is he really - lover, believer, father, teacher, artist? Which man? Which life? Is anything true except the paintings? An extraordinary journey of passion, art and intrigue, The Painter of Souls takes us to a time and place in Italy's history where desire reigns and salvation is found in the strangest of places.
Main title:
The painter of souls / Philip Kazan.
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Imprint:
London : Orion, 2015.©2015.
Collation:
264 pages ; 24 cm.
ISBN:
9781409142836 (paperback)
Dewey class:
823.92
Language:
English
LocationCollectionCall numberStatus/Desc
Sandringham Library ExpressAdult FictionKAZAIn Deep Storage until mid 2020. (Set: 14 Jul 2019)
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