Fiction Brings Art History to Life
During my most recent visit to Chicago, I decided to visit the Art Institute. Founded in 1879 and located in a historic building on Michigan Avenue in Grant Park, the Art Institute of Chicago is one of the oldest and largest museums in the United States.
While wandering the gallery and admiring the paintings of Paul Cézanne, I was reminded of a book that I recently checked out from the library, “Chasing Cézanne” by Peter Mayle. You may recognize this author’s name from his work “A Year in Provence.”
In this light read, the protagonist André Kelly is sent to Cap Ferrat to photograph homes of wealthy art collectors. While on assignment, he happens to witness a Cézanne being removed from a collector’s home. Kelly becomes suspicious when the owner of the house is nowhere to be found and the painting is driven away in a plumber’s truck. Read about the fun adventures of Andre Kelly, as he tries to solve this mystery of the stolen Cézanne.
When I thought about this book, I recalled how much I enjoy reading novels about artists and works of art. If you have similar interests, you might enjoy these titles:
Most of these titles are available from the Yavapai Library Network in various formats: regular print, large print, audiobook on CD, e-book, and Playaway. Please contact the library if you need assistance placing hold.
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By Cheryl Yeatts
Cheryl Yeatts is Manager of Sedona Public Library in the Village.