In every art circuit throughout the world the latest trend is "hyper dramatic painting", which consists of the use of human models as a canvas. The murder of Annek, a 14-year-old girl who was used as a canvas in the work "Defloration", in Vienna, puts the Austrian Police and the Ministry of the Interior on their guard, both pressured by the mighty Van Tysch Foundation not to make the crime public - in fear of causing panic among models and mistrust among buyers of hyper-dramatic paintings.
Meanwhile, Clara Reyes, another canvas model working in a gallery in Madrid, is visited by two foreigners who tempt her into a work of a "hard and challenging" nature. The challenge starts at that very moment with the psychological sculpting of the model. This is how Clara steps into a whirlpool of fear and fascination that ultimately affects the reader, opening a debate on the value of art and human life.