No one understood why she had chosen to live in an earthly estate, but the white wings stretched from Clara's back were proof of her angelhood. As the humans were unable to oppose her, she could do as she pleased. Despite the pervasive scent of blood and bizarre statues lining it's halls, her residence held an odd sort of solemnity, the twisted stone figures looking more like offerings to the gods than works of art.
Clara is a feminine name of of Latin origin; largely used in the Catalan, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Romanian, Scandinavian, and Spanish languages. It is derived from the word clarus with the meaning "clear, bright, famous". A variant transcription of the name Clare (English).
A connoisseur (from Middle-French connoistre meaning "to be acquainted with" or "to know somebody/something.") is a person who has a great deal of knowledge about the fine arts, cuisines, or an expert judge in matters of taste. In many areas the term now has an air of pretension, and may be used in a partly ironic sense.
Artwork by Johannes Voß.