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Book details
  • Genre:FICTION
  • SubGenre:Historical
  • Language:English
  • Pages:426
  • Format:Paperback
  • Paperback ISBN:9781543996098

The Artist and the Innkeeper

by Alan Ioffredo

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Overview
Bernardino Luini was a man so gifted, his work was often attributed to Leonardo da Vinci. This romantic Renaissance journey begins with the artist's humble start and tutelage in Leonardo's shadow. The life of this curiously-forgotten artist and poet is explored against a backdrop of misadventures, relationships, and the creation of frescos that even today inspire awe in art lovers all over the world.
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Bernardino Luini was a man so gifted, his work was often attributed to Leonardo da Vinci. This romantic Renaissance journey begins with the artist's humble start and tutelage in Leonardo's shadow. The life of this curiously-forgotten artist and poet is explored against a backdrop of misadventures, relationships, and the creation of frescos that even today inspire awe in art lovers all over the world. Coming of age in Milan, Bernardino departs the city to escape scandal and an ill-fated love affair, only to be dogged by misfortune. His creativity and faith are challenged until fate takes him to Serono, where a soulful innkeeper promises the possibility of redemption. In this rich and lyrical novel, the artistic legacy of Renaissance Italy's most prolific fresco artist is paralleled by the journey of his muse. Take an inspiring walk with these conflicted souls in their pursuit of beauty amidst darkness and faith in the unseen.
About the author

Alan Ioffredo is a first generation Italian American and an ardent appreciator of his heritage. He is a founding partner of ALENA Wealth and an adjunct faculty member at Boston University's MET College. He lives near Boston with his wife after having raised three children and a dog. This is his first novel.


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Catherine
Intriguing Renaissance Novel An intriguing and well written account of the life of Renaissance artist, Bernardino Luini. It was a pleasure to become acquainted with the real life fresco artist and his work. The author weaves a romantic story of his life and the legend associated with the Innkeeper. If you like historical fiction and Renaissance art, this is a great book. You will not be disappointed. Read more
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