V Knox

About me

author of ‘Second Lisa’ a biography of Leonardo da Vinci’s sister, Lisabetta Buti,the ‘Mona Lisa’. highlights creative autism, lost art and lost identities and the invisible female workforce in the art studios of the quattrocento.

From my website

Leonardo’s Pocket Camera

One of Leonardo’s ‘cameras’ Small ‘libricini’ (pocket sized notebooks) recorded whatever image took Leonardo’s fancy. They were tied to his belt, and captured more detail than an ‘Instamatic.’ Notations of color, size, and even the weather was important to document, as it designated the quality of light. No bigger than…

The Saddest Words in Art…

The Louvre, 1911 after the theft of the ‘Mona Lisa’  NOW LOST… These two devastating words have inspired most of my novels. I write about missing art and the lost lives of artists and their forgotten models who, over time, have become the anonymous heroes and heroines of art. While…

Nothing Up Her Sleeve

Stuff happens… The lower third of this painting by Leonardo is missing. Where did it go? Was it destroyed through accident or by malicious design? What was this girl holding in her hands? I premise it was a bouquet of flowers that held a sinister secret. Only the perpetrator or…

 
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