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

JUST ANOTHER TRICK IN THE WALL

HADRIAN’S WALL – Great Britain Sometimes a wall is meant to defend and protect. Sometimes a wall draws a line in the sand. Sometimes a line in the sand marks a point of no return. Often, if you’re lucky, the point of no return is an invitation to enter the…

WHERE WERE YOU?

If meditation is time travel, then I have been there with Leonardo and Sandro and Lisa. I brushed against their cloaks of country-rough sackcloth or city-thick velvet trimmed in fur, and run my fingers over the heavy embroidered stuff of their Sunday best. I’ve worn a wedding gown of stiff…

OUT OF FAIRNESS

HOW PERVERSE IS THE LAW OF THE JUNGLE? ARE TOO MANY INDIE BOOKS BORN FREE? Of course, I meant to say, ‘reborn free’ after a brief float in the harbor of desperate measures, and before embarking on a doomed journey on the library Titanic – the bookstore that shall not…

 
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