The artist is a receptacle for emotions that come from all over the place: from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape, from a spider's web.

—Pablo Picasso

 

PART ONE

 
Magdeburg, September 1636
 

Sophia crashed through the door of the studio, gasping for breath and holding the . . .

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