Picasso’s Revenge is based upon the lives of real people, real works of art and architecture. This website may be used as a companion to the book, with bonus material showing images and artefacts featuring or otherwise mentioned in the text.
Introducing the Historical Novel
The Art Detective Story
In the early 1920s, Paris couturier-collector, Jacques Doucet descends into the world of anarchist art, the occult and the dark turmoil of his past involving the death of his beloved Madame R. A disastrous journey leads the refined patron of the arts to confront the wild and celebrated bohemians of the city, including Max Jacob, André Breton and Picasso. When troubled Doucet acquires the world's most dangerous painting, it causes him to hack at the root of Picasso s darkest secrets, unveiling modern art's incredible origin.
PICASSO's REVENGE …
and art’s holy grail – The Young Ladies of Avignon
The extraordinary story of how modern art came about. A remarkable novel that rebrands Picasso no less.
Sylvia Vetta, novelist/art specialist
"THE CLASSIEST NOVEL FROM OXFORD SINCE PHILIP PULLMAN’S NORTHERN LIGHTS"
There are several painters who are crucial to the story of modern art, but only one painting, and this is it -
Les Demoiselles d’Avignon Sister Wendy