About The Book
Alex Connor has always been fascinated by the darker side of the history of art, uncovering many hitherto unknown facts and anecdotes. Her desire to write thrillers has now lead her to combine hard hitting, graphic, contemporary stories with historical events – many of which have remained hidden for years.
“I wanted to make the Old Masters pertinent to the 21st Century. By showing them in their true colours it was possible to link their lives and experiences to the present day.”
“Selfish, immoral, grasping and violent these painters sometimes were, but they were also capable of intense heroism. Their genius casts a long dark shadow and their influence is inescapable.”
These are the Old Masters as they really are.
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