Category Archives: Sandro Botticelli

WONDROUS & DISASTROUS

APRIL 15 – A DAY TO REMEMBER Leonardo da Vinci was born – April 15, 1452         HMS Titanic sank – April 15, 1912 It’s uncanny that these are both subjects about which I’m most passionate. I … Continue reading

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WHERE WERE YOU?

If meditation is time travel, then I have been there with Leonardo and Sandro and Lisa. I brushed against their cloaks of country-rough sackcloth or city-thick velvet trimmed in fur, and run my fingers over the heavy embroidered stuff of … 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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LOVE POETRY BEYOND THE GRAVE

Fiction glorifies the art of paranormal romance,  reincarnation, and eternal bliss   Two Dantes say so: “I have been here before, But when or how I cannot tell: I know the grass beyond the door, The sweet keen smell, The sighing … Continue reading

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The Art of Time Travel

                  Traveling back in time to rescue lost art, interact with artists, and be a fly on the wall in the fifteenth-century has been the premise of most of my books starring … Continue reading

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He’s no oil painting!

If burning books is bad consider this control freak… Florence, Feb 7-1497 Girolamo Savonarola was the mastermind (I use the term loosely) behind the burning of several of Sandro Botticelli’s paintings, and other works of a pagan theme. Only religious … Continue reading

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