Botticelli's Muse (Arno/ A Trilogy #3) (Paperback)

By Dorah Blume, Deborah Bluestein (Illustrator)

Juiceboxartists Press, 9780998131603, 528pp.

Publication Date: July 21, 2017

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Botticelli's Muse is the first of a three-volume series that begins in 1477 and culminates with the execution of Girolamo Savonarola in 1498. Book one spans 1477 to 1478, the time it took Botticelli to paint his masterpiece, La Primavera, and to conceive his most iconic work, Birth of Venus. Both paintings hang in the Uffizi Gallery Museum in Florence, Italy.


In 1477, Italian Renaissance artist Sandro Botticelli never thought his life was going to be easy after being fired by his prestigious patron and friend Lorenzo de' Medici. The artistic freedom Sandro is granted by an annoying new patron half his age only increases the artist's paralysis and depression. His creative well runs dry until the day he sees Floriana, a Jewish weaver imprisoned in his sister's convent. But obstacles threaten to keep his unlikely muse out of reach. So begins a tale of one of the world's most beloved paintings, La Primavera, as Sandro, a confirmed bachelor, and Floriana, a headstrong artist in her own right, enter into the most turbulent of relationships.