Tag Archives: Sandro Botticelli

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

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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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DOWN TO EARTH IS FOR SISSIES

  “Old age is no place for sissies”  – Bette Davis Since biology has determined that I must sleep 30% of my life, I’ve given myself permission to dream big and write surreal because Bette Davis was right, and Self-publishing … 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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Guilty till proven innocent

The Buchi Della Verita or ‘the mouths of truth’ were ballot boxes for anonymous accusations during the time of Leonardo da Vinci. It was one such ‘ballot’ which drove the twenty-four year-old Leonardo into irrecoverable shame that surfaced from time … Continue reading

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Loving Botticelli

I love the concept of a painting interacting with a viewer. ‘The Portrait of Dorian Gray’ by Oscar Wilde aged while the man remained young. I have always wanted to step into a narrative painting and look around behind the … Continue reading

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