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January 15, 2008

Mona Lisa's Smile

Been pondering the age old question of Mona Lisa's identity?

Here's an academic answer:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20080114/wl_nm/germany_mona_lisa_dc

And a related novel:

January 10, 2008

Art Fiction

I just finished reading "The Art Thief" by Noah Charney and it seems that art is commanding a greater presence in the world of fiction. For those interested there is a wide array from stories of theft, to mysteries, to plots that are derived from or based around a famous work of art. Here is a list for your consideration:

The Art Thief

Angels & Demons

The Birth of Venus

Artemisia

Strapless

Girl with the Pearl Earring

Ian Pears' Art History Mysteries

Headlong


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