Release of Bozzetto, the novel detailing the gripping hunt for Michelangelo’s magical draft model. The novel is published by Weissbooks and is released to the general public during the Frankfurt Book Fair (8 to 13 October 2014).
7. October 2014
18. August 1949
The bozzetto’s bloody journey goes on. Driven by greed and lust for power, people continue to search for the legendary wood panel, leaving intrigue, murder and the destruction of livelihoods in its wake. The bozzetto’s trail leads to Switzerland.
28. July 1944
Nazi art thieves in Paris rediscover the bozzetto. It becomes part of Reichsleiter Rosenberg’s treacherous plan to “save the Third Reich”.
28. July 1794
Robespierre is guillotined.
21. December 1789
The Dominican monastery on Rue Saint-Honoré becomes a meeting place during the French Revolution and awakens the bozzetto. It triggers the bizarre transformation of Maximilien Robespierre.
28. July 1614
At the request of Marie de’ Medici, the Dominican prior and French inquisitor Sébastien Michaëlis banishes the bozzetto to his monastery.
14. May 1610
Rue de la Ferronnerie, the site of the death of a liar: Henry IV is assassinated.
25. July 1593
Henry of Navarre is crowned King Henry IV of France. “Paris is certainly worth a mass!”
30. May 1574
King Charles IX of France dies of insanity at only 23. The bozzetto’s revenge: an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth.
15. August 1572
The bozzetto accompanies Henry of Navarre to Paris and there shows its gruesome side on 23 August.