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"Signora da Vinci" by Robin Maxwell

I am in love with the story Robin Maxwell tells in “Signora da Vinci.” The book follows the life of Caterina, the mother of the great (you guessed it!), Leonardo da Vinci. 147 more words


"Art is an Adventure"

I am so pleased to partner with Ten Thousand Villages in Winter Park, FL.  This nonprofit fair trade store strives to sustain artisans around the world and draws attention to their daily lives. 142 more words


Owl of Chauvet Cave in France

An image of an owl is engraved in France’s beautiful Chauvet-Pont d’Arc cave.

Age: The engraving may be about 30,000 years old.

Where: The cave is located in southern France (Ardeche). 115 more words


Giacometti at Tate Modern

Tate Modern’s latest offerings suggest the great institution’s paralysis by bureaucracy. The show is comprehensive, meticulously well-researched but, ultimately, too hesitant to assert a viewpoint. 323 more words



Hieronymus Bosch is a fascinating character, something I’m sure you can agree with if you’ve seen any of his work- or even his given name. El Bosco, as he was known after relocating to Spain, had an incredibly rich imagination fitted with fantastical creatures, hellish landscapes, and bizarre inventions that defy description. 436 more words


The Wings of Rubens’ Virgin as Woman of the Apocalypse

On the 28th of June 1577, Flemish Baroque painter Peter Paul Rubens was born in Siegen, Westphalia (now Germany). The Getty Museum in Los Angeles holds one his more unusual works, an oil sketch entitled… 702 more words