Category Archives: Sandro Botticelli

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

Posted in Adoration, art history, Books, fantasy, Fine Art, Florence, Florence. Italy, Historical Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Italian renaissance, Italy, paranormal romance, REINCARNATION, romance, Sandro Botticelli, Silent K Publishing, supernatural, time travel, V Knox, V. Knox author, Veronica Knox author | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in art history, Books, fantasy, Fine Art, Florence, Florence. Italy, Historical Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Italian renaissance, Italy, Leonardo da Vinci, literary fiction, Lost Paintings, magical realism, paranormal romance, REINCARNATION, romance, Sandro Botticelli, Silent K Publishing, supernatural, the 'Mona Lisa', time travel, V Knox, V. Knox author, Veronica Knox author, women's fiction | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

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

Posted in Adoration, ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS, android, art history, Books, fantasy, Florence, Florence. Italy, Historical Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Italian renaissance, Leonardo da Vinci, literary fiction, Lost Paintings, magical realism, middle-grade time-slip adventure, paranormal romance, PEARL BY PEARL, poetry, REINCARNATION, romance, Sandro Botticelli, science fiction, science-fiction fantasy, Silent K Publishing, supernatural, the 'Mona Lisa', THE BEDE SERIES - V KNOX, The INDIGO PEARL, THE UNTHINKABLE SHOES -novel, time travel, Titanic, Titanic's lost shoes, Titanic's unknown child, Twinter the novel, V Knox, V. Knox author, Veronica Knox author, women's fiction | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

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

Posted in Books, Fine Art, Historical Fantasy, Leonardo da Vinci, literary fiction, magical realism, Nova Scotia, paranormal romance, REINCARNATION, romance, Sandro Botticelli, Second Lisa, Silent K Publishing, supernatural, the 'Mona Lisa', THE UNTHINKABLE SHOES -novel, Titanic, Titanic's lost shoes, Titanic's unknown child, V Knox, V. Knox author, Veronica Knox author | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

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

Posted in Books, fantasy, Fine Art, Florence, Florence. Italy, Historical Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Italian renaissance, Italy, Leonardo da Vinci, literary fiction, poetry, romance, Sandro Botticelli, Silent K Publishing, the 'Mona Lisa', V Knox, V. Knox author, Veronica Knox author | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

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

Posted in Books, Fine Art, Florence, Florence. Italy, Historical Fiction, Italian renaissance, Italy, Leonardo da Vinci, literary fiction, Lost Paintings, paranormal romance, Sandro Botticelli, Second Lisa, Silent K Publishing, the 'Mona Lisa', V Knox, V. Knox author, Veronica Knox author, women's fiction | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Books, Byzantine art, Cimabue, Duccio, fantasy, Fine Art, Ghirlandaio, Giotto, grape-head clusters, Greek sculpture, Historical Fantasy, Historical Fiction, literary fiction, Lost Paintings, paranormal romance, Sandro Botticelli, Silent K Publishing, the 'archaic smile', time travel, V Knox, V. Knox author, Veronica Knox author, women's fiction | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

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

Posted in Books, fantasy, Fine Art, Historical Fantasy, Historical Fiction, literary fiction, Lost Paintings, magical realism, Nova Scotia, paranormal romance, REINCARNATION, romance, Sandro Botticelli, Silent K Publishing, supernatural, THE UNTHINKABLE SHOES -novel, time travel, Titanic, Titanic's lost shoes, Titanic's unknown child, V Knox, V. Knox author, Veronica Knox author, women's fiction | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

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

Posted in Adoration, android, Books, cherry white, fantasy, Fine Art, Historical Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Leonardo da Vinci, literary fiction, Lost Paintings, romance, Sandro Botticelli, science fiction, science-fiction fantasy, Second Lisa, supernatural, time travel, Twinter the novel, women's fiction | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Adoration, Books, Fine Art, Historical Fiction, Lost Paintings, Sandro Botticelli | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment