Category Archives: Lost Paintings

PEARL EARRINGS, A RED HAT, and A SMILE

Be it an iconic image, a true representation, or a ‘tronie’, a face belies a thousand secrets A TRONIE: a face created from memory or a consummate sketch of several people and costumes that ‘stand in’ for no ‘one’ in … Continue reading

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PITCHING ON A STORMY SEA

The concept you pitch could turn out to be the story that cannot be named! I’m an indie author. And one thing I’ve learned, after pitching directly to agents at a writers conference, is that beauty is in the eye … Continue reading

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WALK THIS WAY

Sometimes, to understand history, you must put yourself in another person’s shoes. Walk with me… Pretend for a moment that you are a master painter. You live in fifteenth-century Florence. It takes you over a year to complete a masterpiece. … Continue reading

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The first cellular phone?

EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW AGAIN I see an angel reading a text message. This painting, Tobias and the Angel (c. 1467) from the studio of Andrea Verrocchio, is considered to contain three of the earliest instances of painting by Leonardo … Continue reading

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THE TALE OF A DEADLY GRAPE-HEAD CLUSTER

 When art shouldn’t imitate art – a brief history of the ‘art’ of story… or lack thereof In art history 101, I learned the terms ‘grape-head cluster’ and the ‘archaic smile’. Art history 201 introduced me to ‘warts and all’ realism… … Continue reading

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FICTION – CRAZIER THAN QUANTUM PHYSICS

BEING WAY OUT THERE A master of ceremonies on a pantomime stage, sidles up to the edge of the stage wearing his top hat and tails, waves his arms, and addresses the audience: “Did you know the universe is crazier … Continue reading

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DOWN TO EARTH IS FOR SISSIES

  “Old age is no place for sissies”  – Bette Davis Since biology has determined that I must sleep 30% of my life, I’ve given myself permission to dream big and write surreal because Bette Davis was right, and Self-publishing … Continue reading

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