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The Orsay Murder Club

Christos Markogiannakis

Welcome to the Orsay, a former train station turned into a sumptuous museum. It is from here that Christos Markogiannakis invites you to embark on a very special journey—a journey through history and mythology, crossing paths with mass murderers, stalkers, cursed families, cannibals and serial killers. Murder is present on every floor, in every corner, exposing itself through numerous masterpieces as a gruesome form of art !

Applying the principles of criminology and art history, The Orsay Murder Club investigates and interprets a choice of some 30 works of art through a « criminartistic » lens. Created by prestigious artists such as Moreau, Cézanne, Carpeaux and Rodin, they all have a thing in common : they represent murder.

Each work will be treated as a crime scene and will lead to a fascinating investigation inspired by the principles of legal and forensic experts. Into what category does the murder fall ? What are the factual and historical issues ? Who are the victims ? What portrait can be drawn of the perpetrator(s) ? What is their profile, their background, their motive ?

Reaching our final destination—the truth—will depend on the often unexpected answers found for these questions.

Découvrir l'auteur

Christos Markogiannakis est né en 1980 à Héraklion. Il a étudié le droit et la criminologie à Athènes et à Paris et travaillé pendant plusieurs années comme avocat pénaliste. Auteur de romans policiers et d’installations mêlant l’art et le crime, ses « Criminarts », il réside actuellement à Paris où il effectue un travail de recherche sur la représentation du meurtre dans l’art.

Crédit photo : © Elli Ioanou

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À propos de ce livre

ISBN: 978-2-84742-403-4
Date de publication: Octobre 2018
Nombre de pages: 240
Dimensions du livre: 15 x 21 cm
Prix public: 22 €

Informations complémentaires Also by Christos Markogiannakis, "The Louvre Murder Club" (Le Passage, 2017)

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