The Painter of Souls (Paperback)Philip Kazan (author)
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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.
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 272 g
Dimensions: 134 x 200 x 22 mm
Neatly done, every aspect serving to celebrate the transformative power of art and the crucial role played by Fillipo's worldly compassion. * GLASGOW HERALD *