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Color song : a daring tale of intrigue and artistic passion in glorious 15th century Venice

Author: Victoria Strauss
Publisher: New York : Skyscape, [2014]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Artistically brilliant, Giulia is blessed--or cursed--with a spirit's gift: she can hear the mysterious singing of the colors as she creates them in the convent workshop of Maestra Humilità. It's here that Giulia, forced into the convent against her will, has found unexpected happiness and rekindled her passion to become a painter--an impossible dream for any woman in fifteenth-century Italy. But when a dying  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Juvenile works
Juvenile fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Victoria Strauss
ISBN: 1477825045 9781477825044 1477847782 9781477847787
OCLC Number: 877372358
Description: 334 pages ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Victoria Strauss.

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Artistically brilliant, Giulia is blessed--or cursed--with a spirit's gift: she can hear the mysterious singing of the colors as she creates them in the convent workshop of Maestra Humilità. It's here that Giulia, forced into the convent against her will, has found unexpected happiness and rekindled her passion to become a painter--an impossible dream for any woman in fifteenth-century Italy. But when a dying Humilità bequeaths Giulia her most prized possession--the secret formula for the luminously beautiful paint called Passion blue--Giulia realizes she's in danger from those who have long coveted the famous color. Faced with the prospect of a life in the convent barred from painting as punishment for keeping Humilità's secret, Giulia is struck by a desperate idea: What if she disguises herself as a boy? Could she make her way to Venice and find work as an artist's apprentice? Along with the truth of who she is, Giulia carries more dangerous secrets: the exquisite voices of her paint colors and the formula for Humilità's Passion blue. And Venice, she discovers, with its gilded palazzos and masked balls, has secrets of its own. Trapped in her false identity in this dream-like place where reality and reflection are easily confused, and where art and ambition, love and deception hover like dense fog, can Giulia find her way?

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