Botticelli in the Fire
By Jordan Tannahill
“They’re going to kill you. They’re going to worship you, don’t get me wrong. But they are going to kill you.”
While painting The Birth of Venus, famed artist and bon-vivant Sandro Botticelli becomes entangled in sexual and political brinkmanship that puts a lot more than his masterpiece at stake. Caught in a web between the powerful Medici family, the Church, and his young lover, he must choose between art and survival.