To survive, Filippo di Tommaso Lippi, street urchin, forger, drinker, seducer of nuns, must become Fra Fra Filippo Lippi - Carmelite friar, man of God.
Yet at the same time he is Lippo Lippi, creator of some the most radiantly beautiful paintings, Botticelli's teacher, Medici's confidante.
So who is he really - lover, believer, father, teacher, artist? Which man? Which life? Is anything true except the paintings?
An extraordinary journey of passion, art and intrigue, The Painter of Souls takes us to a time and place in Italy's history where desire reigns, and salvation is found in the strangest of places.
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By Gary MacDonald on 25-03-16
Brings medieval Florence to life.
This is a brilliant book, if you know Florence, it's churches and a little of Renaissance art this book really brings it all to life. I listened to it after a 4 day trip to Florence and had seen a lot of the art and frescos mentioned. The Brancacci Chapel in particular. Google the art and the places mentioned if you don't know them and by the end of the book you'll be desperate to visit Florence to relive the story.
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