Category Archives: Florence

CHARACTERS DYING TO TELL THEIR TALES

Presenting three of my artful characters dying to speak: LISABETTA BUTI (the ‘Mona Lisa’ and Leonardo da Vinci’s kid sister), SANDRO BOTTICELLI (fifteenth-century master painter), and FINN CLEARY (a child victim onboard Titanic) When the red leaves fall, the October … Continue reading

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LEONARDO’S GHOST DOG… BEST IN SHOW

There is a fifteenth-century Italian painting in the National Gallery of London entitled ‘TOBIAS AND THE ANGEL’. I have a love/hate relationship with this 33 in. x 26 in. panel for a Florentine altarpiece. No doubt, this painting seen from … Continue reading

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CELEBRATION OF A TYPO

…how a 500-year-old spelling mistake was enough to confound history and gift me a premise for a time-slip ghost story                 Excerpt from ‘LISABETTA-a stolen glance’ [But for a single misshapen letter, I … Continue reading

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MEMORIES… FROM THE CORNERS OF MY FRIDGE…

…Sfumato memories… of the way it might have been (*sfumato means misty watercolor)          A DAYDREAM IN THE LIFE OF A WRITER OF PARANORMAL HISTORY Leonardo’s experimental painting was missing a special something. He flexed his long … Continue reading

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MARTIAN WAKEUP CALL

The sleeping Mars from ‘VENUS & MARS’ – SANDRO BOTTICELLI What do we actually know about Sandro Botticelli? What can we possibly know?  These are two different questions, and we can only answer the latter – the educated guess being … Continue reading

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THE REMAINS OF THE DAY

            April 15 – 1452 The illegitimate son of a lawyer and a woman we know only as Catarina, is born in the town of Vinci, in Tuscany, Italy. The child’s unspectacular entrance into the … Continue reading

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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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