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HAPPY BIRTHDAY LEONARDO!

Born April 15th – 1452 in the town of Vinci “There was born to me, a grandson, the son of Ser Piero my son, on the 15th day of April, a Saturday, at the third hour of the night. He … 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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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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DEAR INDIANA JONES

IS IT EVER TOO LATE TO GET THE WORD OUT? Think of poverty stricken Van Gogh – a posthumous billionaire. Is that the sound of an artist turning in his grave? BOOKS OF FUTURE PAST So here’s the scene: it’s … Continue reading

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WHAT’S IN A NAME?

A TRUTH by any other name should smell as sweet  As an author I want to give my characters ideal names. They deserve the best. They deserve names that represent who they are at their core – a DNA signpost … 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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