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THUNDERCLAP A Memoir of Art and Life and Sudden Death

by | Read by Laura Cumming

Biography & Memoir • 7.75 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2023

Scottish art critic Laura Cumming's lyrical voice works perfectly with her poetic writing for this rambling story of an event that occurred in 1654 Holland. The Thunderclap, a massive explosion in a gunpowder store, killed the artist Carel Fabritius, known for his painting THE GOLDFINCH. Cumming's sometimes emotional performance weaves her personal memories of her father, an artist, with her fascination for the Dutch people who are immortalized in the many fine art masterpieces that show the details of everyday life. Her enthusiasm for her subject is apparent in her narration as she explores the impact a painting can have on the viewer's life. The memory of Fabritius, who died suddenly, lives forever through THE GOLDFINCH, which survived the explosion but bears traces of damage. J.E.S. © AudioFile 2023, Portland, Maine [Published: AUGUST 2023]

Trade Ed. • Simon & Schuster Audio • 2023

DD ISBN 9781797165943 $17.99

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