Scandals, Vandals and Da Vincis

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Robson, 2007 - Painting - 291 pages
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From thousands of great works of art, Harvey Rachlin has selected fifty paintings behind whose canvasses lurk the most compelling stories. He describes how many of the world's incomparable masterpieces figured in revolutions, scandals, ransoms, thefts, shipwrecks and much more. Surviving these revolutions, ransoms and shipwrecks, many of our most treasured works of art have passed through the hands of a cast of colourful characters (besides the artists themselves), including kings, queens, wealthy patrons, spies, maruaders, Nazis, art sleuths and even the mentally deranged. "Scandals, Vandals and Da Vincis" is a unique book in the way it frames great masterpieces with true stories as compelling, thrilling, poignant and inspiring as the paintings themselves. It will keep readers riveted while enlightening them about famous masterpieces from around the world.

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Review: Scandals, Vandals, and da Vincis: A Gallery of Remarkable Art Tales

User Review  - Amanda Ariela - Goodreads

Sometimes the author is more prolific than the necessary. I also wished he had investigated some other works of art who were best know or had more mistery, I felt that sometimes, the paints were only there because the author liked them. But it is a nice read and a good non fiction book. Read full review

Review: Scandals, Vandals, and da Vincis: A Gallery of Remarkable Art Tales

User Review  - Shannon - Goodreads

Stories were OK. Read full review

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About the author (2007)

Harvey Rachlin is the author of eleven previous books, including "Lucy's Bones," "Sacred Stones," & "Einstein's Brain," & the primary consultant to the History Channel's series, "History Lost & Found." He lives on Long Island with his wife & son.

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