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

PARANORMAL – IT’S NOT JUST FOR WEIRDOS

FICTION IS ONE BIG X-FILE Why is the paranormal so fascinating when we know it’s not true? Clearly and scientifically it can’t be true, and yet, our lives remain middle of the road dull without a toe-dabble into its imaginative waters. But that ghastly genre word ‘paranormal’ is so misleading. It…

ANIMATIONS – THE BEST MEDICINE FOR VERY OLD KIDS

It takes a lifetime to learn how to be a smart kid When we’re small we want to be grown up. When we’re teenagers we want to be independent. But when we grow too old to be astronauts and ballerinas we can do backflips with ‘Kung Fu Panda’. A dive down the…

ALAN RICKMAN FOREVER

ALAN THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS Here’s one for the books. In Disney’s “Alice Through the Looking Glass,’ Absolem the caterpillar, played by the late Alan Rickman, surfaces reborn as a blue butterfly. He shadows Alice before leading her (and us) back into the ‘otherworld’ behind the looking glass.  A butterfly…

 
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