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

The Art of Robert E. McGinnis by Robert E. McGinnis and Art Scott

Robert McGinnis has been a professional artist since the late 1940s.  Decades later, his art has adorned a wide variety of paperbacks novels from Perry Mason and other famous detectives to romance and fantasy novels.  He's painted Robin Hood, Camelot, the Old West, and a variety of landscapes.  He's equally known for his gallery work and his … Continue reading The Art of Robert E. McGinnis by Robert E. McGinnis and Art Scott