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The Phoenix Project

‘PEARL by PEARL’ – the past-life memories of a renaissance woman – by Veronica Knox   *REMINDER: Delphi Sharpe,  orphaned at birth, from a mother who swore her conception was immaculate, has the psychic ability to ‘read’ the provenance of … 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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Victory for Art

  The ‘Nike of Samothrace,’ also known as ‘The Winged Victory of Samothrace’ is a marble sculpture representing the goddess, Nike (Victory) This Hellenistic statue with its characteristic windblown draperies has been the presiding Queen of the Louvre since its … Continue reading

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Boy Friday

Meet Count Francesco Melzi, Leonardo’s most important apprentice, secretary, archivist, confidante, guardian bulldog, and the executor of his estate after a friendship of only thirteen years. Francesco, ‘Cecco,’ made his way to Leonardo’s studio in 1506 at the age of … Continue reading

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