Monthly Archives: June 2014

Walking on Venus

When a mural painter has no ladder there are always alternative canvasses. I illustrate floors and tabletops and doors. This ‘Venus underfoot’ is from a renaissance hallway in the art gallery I used to own near Inverness, Scotland. Another of … Continue reading

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Is Tom Cruise a Time Traveller?

This is the self-portrait of Leonardo da Vinci, age 24, from his Adoration of the Magi – 1475. Leonardo never finished this painting. He shows himself here (on the right side of the adoration) in the classic convention of the … Continue reading

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The first cellular phone?

I see an angel reading a text message. This painting, the Angel and Tobias (c. 1467) from the studio of Andrea Verrocchio, is considered to contain three of the earliest instances of painting by Leonardo da Vinci’s hand, likely a … Continue reading

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