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Scandals, Vandals, and da Vincis

A Gallery of Remarkable Art Tales

Harvey Rachlin - Author

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ISBN 9780143038351 | 368 pages | 27 Mar 2007 | Penguin | 8.26 x 5.23in | 18 - AND UP
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The secret histories of the world’s most famous masterpieces

Caravaggios, Rembrandts, Monets—the works of immortal artists such as these are indelibly imprinted in the public mind; they are priceless masterpieces whose beauty, artistry, and emotional impact have inspired admiration, awe, and envy through the centuries. Yet behind many of these brilliant paintings and sculptures are fascinating, unique histories. In Scandals, Vandals, and da Vincis, award-winning writer Harvey Rachlin relates in exciting detail how nearly thirty of these works came to be created and how they survived burglary, forgery, revolutions, ransoms, vandals, scandals, religious sects, and shipwrecks to eventually come to their current resting places


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