Botticelli’s Muse peels back layers of history to tell a fictionalized version of the life of Sandro Botticelli, his conflicts with the Medici family of Florence, and the woman at the heart of his paintings. In 1477, Botticelli is suddenly fired by his prestigious patron and friend Lorenzo de’ Medici. In the villa of his irritating new patron, the artist’s creative well runs dry—until the day he sees Floriana, a Jewish weaver imprisoned in his sister’s convent. But events threaten to keep his unlikely muse out of reach. So begins a tale of one of the art world’s most beloved paintings, La Primavera, as Sandro, a confirmed bachelor, and Floriana, a headstrong artist in her own right, enter into a turbulent relationship.
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Loved the book!!!
Boring, long, disjointed
I was really interested in the subject matter. After reading for a half an hour or more, I was bored to death. The one character that was interesting was hardly seen in the first quarter of the book. Intrigue of the monks and their wickedness along with the nun’s integrity could have been a great story all on its own but alas, it was lost along the way.