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It is 1576 and Venice is in chaos ravaged by disease and overrun by crime In the midst of the anarchy we find those brave souls who have chosen not to flee the city Titian most celebrated of Venetian painters. Titian s Boatman blends the passage of time between the 16th and the 21st centuries via two of the masterpieces of renaissance painter TitianWe start our journey in 1576 Venice a period in history when the city was in turmoil Not bad enough that corruption and violence was rife the plague was also reaping havoc with the deaths of over 50000 residents between 1576 and 1577Opening with one of the many characters that adorn this book Sebastiano The Boatman has been paid a hefty sum to take a hooded man into the city that most people are fleeing On vacating his gondolier Sebastiano notices that the hooded man is Pomponio the son of the newly deceased Titian A man Sebastiano despisesPomponio is there for one reason only to claim his stake on his fathers paintings But when he arrives he s too late Thieve s have already beaten him to themNew York 2011 housemaid Aurora is the cleaner for the affluent Pereira family In the apartment hangs one of Titian s masterpieces Saint Sebastian a painting that s been missing since it was stolen from a gallery many years agoLondon 2011 Thespian Terry is in turmoil after his boyfriend Colin left him and the heartache that he is feeling as his mother hadn t long since passed Needing to keep himself busy he headed to his favourite place The National Gallery Standing in front of the painting The Man in the Blue Sleeve also by Titian Terry hears the painting speak to him telling him There are worse things than loneliness as well as you are going to die soon Crossing back and forth in time we are introduced to many characters from 16th century courtesan Tullia Buffo who returns to her home to find that thieves have ransacked and stolen everything and with no money to replace them uses her body as payment Director Ludovico who takes Terry under his wing and teaches him what love is Plus detective Alberto who needs the help of the woman he loves Aurora to help him put away Mr Pereira who he believes is a drug dealerThe book is a literary masterpiece as it interweaves facts with fiction The originality of the story is what captured me from the start The unification of past and present brought together by one man s work is extraordinaryThis compelling unputdownable book will absorb you into it s plot It will drive to the heart of you the various emotions that run through it from anger to grief love to loss the whole spectrum is beautifully presented It is vividly descriptive and intelligently writtenThis is a book that you will not just read from cover to cover but a book that you will take into your heart and hold dear long after you have read that final word It is a book that will have you wanting to delve deeper into the life of Titian needing to discover who exactly he was and the paintings that he drewReviewed by Stacey on wwwwhisperingstoriescom Doctors, Ambassadors, Secretaries uses her body as payment Director Ludovico who takes Terry Engendering Song under his wing and teaches him what love is Plus detective Alberto who needs the help of the woman he loves Aurora to help him put away Mr Pereira who he believes is a drug dealerThe book is a literary masterpiece as it interweaves facts with fiction The originality of the story is what captured me from the start The Listening Woman by Tony Hillerman Summary & Study Guide unification of past and present brought together by one man s work is extraordinaryThis compelling The White Nights of Ramadan unputdownable book will absorb you into it s plot It will drive to the heart of you the various emotions that run through it from anger to grief love to loss the whole spectrum is beautifully presented It is vividly descriptive and intelligently writtenThis is a book that you will not just read from cover to cover but a book that you will take into your heart and hold dear long after you have read that final word It is a book that will have you wanting to delve deeper into the life of Titian needing to discover who exactly he was and the paintings that he drewReviewed by Stacey on wwwwhisperingstoriescom

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Titians Boatman

His health failing badly; Sabastiano a gondolier who is the eyes and ears of the corrupted and crumbling city and Tullia the most famous courtesan of the age who must fight to retain her status as well as her. I teach History of Art lessons on the Renaissance and the Baroue and it is wonderful to be able to recommend novels to my students that recreate the atmosphere of those periodsAnd I could not recommend Titian s Boatman highly 16C Venice a time of spectacular art combined with ravaging plague comes to visceral life in the hands of Blake You can smell the oil paints in Titian s studio and the choking atmosphere of a city struggling to surviveAnd on top of all this there is the stunning coverYou will love this jewel of a book

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Worldly possessions And in the present day the echoes of what happened centuries earlier still ripple as the lives of ordinary people as far distant as London and New York are touched by the legacy of old Veni. Visit the locations in the novel Venice London New YorkLike the twists and turns of the canals in the city of Venice this novel takes you on a remarkable journey of that city across two time zones visits to London and New York before all coming together with a nice flamboyant artistic bowIt s a sumptuous read and a truly fascinating one as the author has very cleverly merged fact and fiction into what I can only describe as a very impressive performance Now I can t claim to know a great deal about art or this time period but I was eased in with just the right amount of detail the author s flair and fluent writng filling in the restI became obsessed with that painting and googled it almost straight away That led to a new understanding and as the story progressed I became and immersed in the city of the plague the rats the gondoliers and the rich opulent palaces The city comes to life in 3D but it s the stories in the side alleys which really fill you in on time and place the problems of flooding the pigeons which plague London and venice the tooing and froying of the people across the water veins of both citiesI almost wanted to pick up a paintbrush such was the feeling of excitement of being so close to a master painter those at court and the patrons who worked with them Brilliantly crafted and as vivid as any painting which is very apt of course given the subject matter Just like a painting the you look the you seeA book to keep and read again I think


10 thoughts on “Titians Boatman

  1. says:

    Titian’s Boatman blen

  2. says:

    Reading Titian’s Boatman by Victoria Blake is akin to embarking on a highly enjoyable journey through gorgeous settings and two distinct periods of time This novel is a series of seemingly unrelated stories set in London Venice and New York City which slowly intertwine then merge towards the end It was fascinating to be privy to the inner thoughts of a master painter famous courtesan Venetian boatman Engli

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    The art of livingIt is 1576 and Titian is living in plague ridden Venice – an old man refusing to flee from the city he loves As he waits for death to find him he thinks back to his young days when his career was just beginning recalling the time when he painted the portrait that became known as The Man with

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    I actually don't know where to start my review as this novel just blew me away  It is beautifully written and researched with a cast of characters that drew me into their lives  There are many voices in this book; Aurora and Alberto in New York; Terry and his new love Ludovico in London; Sebastian and Tullia in Venice  At first it may seen that their stories are unconnected but like a great painting their stories ar

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    There is an epic vibrancy to Titian’s Boatman where the necessity of appreciating every morsel of life takes on new meaning as events unfold The words wrap you in their splendour as they take you on a journey as relevant to the present as they were to the presentThe beautifully layered narration from a 16th century Venetian gondolier who tells his story of the time of disease and corruption that is partially cloaked

  6. says:

    I teach History of Art lessons on the Renaissance and the Baroue and it is wonderful to be able to recommend novels to my students that recreate the atmosphere of those periodsAnd I could not recommend Titian's Boatman highly 16C Venice a time of spectacular art combined with ravaging plague comes to visceral life in the

  7. says:

    Visit the locations in the novel Venice London New YorkLike the twists and turns of the canals in the city of Venice this novel takes you on a remarkable journey of that city across two time zones visits to London and New York before all coming together with a nice flamboyant artistic bowIt’s a sumptuous read and a truly fascinating one as the author has very cleverly merged fact and fiction into what I can only describe as a

  8. says:

    A gripping foray into 16th Century Venice interspliced with contemporary London and a Titian you can go see in the National Gallery Glorious Intrigue BeautyCreativity Loved it

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    I really loved this book from the first page to the last Its characters are all presented very well with their emotions weaknesses inner beauty or ugliness The Venice of the 16th century very atmospheric and the modern London and New York ve

  10. says:

    Titian’s Boatman is very different than any book I’ve read before which isn’t a bad thing In fact it was a big part of the thing that drew me to Victoria Blake’s latest novel as I often love diving into a novel I have no idea what to expect from The other thing which drew me to Titian’s Boatman was how extremel

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