Scandals, Vandals, and da Vincis by Harvey Rachlin
A Gallery of Remarkable Art Tales

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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




 

About Harvey Rachlin

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Harvey Rachlin is the award-winning author of thirteen books. He has written for the New York Times and numerous other publications.
 
Published March 27, 2007 by Penguin Books. 368 pages
Genres: History, Arts & Photography, Crafts, Hobbies & Home. Non-fiction

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