It is the color of the Virgin Mary's cloak, a dazzling pigment
desired by artists, an exquisite hue infused with danger,
adventure, and perhaps even the supernatural. It is . . . Sacre
BleuIn July 1890, Vincent van Gogh went into a cornfield and shot
himself. Or did he? Why would an artist at the height of his
creative powers attempt to take his life . . . and then walk a mile
to a doctor's house for help? Who was the crooked little color man
Vincent had claimed was stalking him across France? And why had the
painter recently become deathly afraid of a certain shade of
blue?These are just a few of the questions confronting Vincent's
friends--baker-turned-painter Lucien Lessard and bon vivant Henri
Toulouse-Lautrec--who vow to discover the truth of van Gogh's
untimely death. Their quest will lead them on a surreal odyssey and
brothel-crawl deep into the art world of late 19th century Paris.Oh
la la, quelle surprise, and zut alors A delectable confection of
intrigue, passion, and art history--with cancan girls, baguettes,
and fine French cognac thrown in for good measure--Sacre Bleu is
another masterpiece of wit and wonder from the one, the only,
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