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 1920’s Paris, immaculate gentleman, 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 couturier and patron of the arts to confront the celebrated bohemians of the city, including Max Jacob, André Breton and Pablo 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 genesis.
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