The Painter of Souls

The Painter of Souls

by Philip Kazan
The Painter of Souls

The Painter of Souls

by Philip Kazan



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An extraordinary story of passion, art, and intrigue, this novel journeys to a time and place in Italy where desire reigns supreme—and salvation is found in the strangest of places.

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? Is anything true except the paintings?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781681771724
Publisher: Pegasus Books
Publication date: 05/03/2016
Format: eBook
Pages: 272
File size: 558 KB

About the Author

Philip Kazan is a historian, a passionate cook, and a keen traveler. This is his first book to be published in America. He lives in England and blogs at
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