Literature: Leonardo's Swans

Art is never finished, only abandoned.
— Leonardo da Vinci

Isabella d'Este thinks herself lucky to have escaped her sister Beatrice's faith. Beatrice is to be married to the regent of Milan, about whom little good is said. Isabella's opinion is dramatically altered when she meets the man and his city, in which the famous Leonardo da Vinci is working.

The two sisters become rivals, not just in love, but also in art. Meanwhile foreign forces are threatening Italy and they are both forced to take a stand.


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