Fiction inspired by famous artists or their paintings.
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Portrait of an Unknown Woman
|A family is caught up in the turmoil of Tudor England, their story told through two portraits painted by Hans Holbein the Younger.|
|Chessman, Harriet Scott
Lydia Cassatt Reading the Morning Paper
|Impressionist (and Pittsburgh native) Mary Cassatt's five paintings of her sister, Lydia, tell the story of their relationship, as Lydia struggles with a terminal illness.|
Girl with a Pearl Earring
|Enter the world of the 17th century Dutch painter, Johannes Vermeer, as seen through the eyes of maid-turned-artist's model, 16-year-old Griet.|
The God of Spring: A Novel
|French artist Théodore Géricault is inspired by a tragedy at sea to paint his masterpiece, Raft of the Medusa, while his obsessive love affair steers him toward disaster.|
A Rare and Curious Gift
|The story of a young woman painter in Renaissance Florence, loosely based on the life of Artemisia Gentileschi, one of the most famous female artists of the time.|
Girl in Hyacinth Blue
|Art provenance of a personal nature, Girl in Hyacinth Blue follows each owner's relationship to the Vermeer painting, back to its creation.|