Leonardo’s Brain: Understanding da Vinci’s Creative Genius by Leonard Shlain

There are a great many books out there on the genius of Leonardo da Vinci.  What makes this one different?  It was written by a brain surgeon at the end of his life while he was combatting a brain tumor.  As Leonardo himself could tell you, perspective and experience make a world of difference. I'm … Continue reading Leonardo’s Brain: Understanding da Vinci’s Creative Genius by Leonard Shlain

Looking Ahead

After yesterday's shakeup and the looming cloud of uncertainty and/or futility (re: DOOM) that most people I know seem to be expressing, I spent last night doing some more soul searching.  Maybe I do this sort of thing too much.  Maybe that's what keeps me stuck.  That, and the fear that I really don't know … Continue reading Looking Ahead

Monet: The Early Years

Between horror movies this weekend, I complimented my visit to the symphony Friday night with a trip this afternoon to the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth.  The Kimbell is one of my favorite haunts.  Their permanent collection is astounding.  But today's visit had a purpose.  On temporary loan from the Fine Arts Museums of … Continue reading Monet: The Early Years

Delphi Complete Works of Raphael (Masters of Art Book 13) by Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino

My art geek is showing again.  I have so many novels and history tomes about me that I need to read in the evenings, but I keep gravitating towards these Delphi Complete Works ebooks.  As much as I feel like Amazon is the devil at times, much as the Medici must have seemed to Renaissance … Continue reading Delphi Complete Works of Raphael (Masters of Art Book 13) by Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino