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

THE REMAINS OF THE DAY

baby shoes of an unknown child aboard ‘RMS Titanic’             April 15 – 1452 The illegitimate son of a lawyer and a woman we know only as Catarina, is born in the town of Vinci, in Tuscany, Italy. The child’s unspectacular entrance into the world…

WHY SO BLUE?

middle-grade time-slip ‘TIME FALLS LIKE SNOW’ – by V Knox The ‘Green Man’, is a mythological figure depicted with leaves for hair, in the tradition of the god Pan, protector of woodlands and defender of natural green spaces. He is usually green or autumn colors, depending on the season.  …

PEARL EARRINGS, A RED HAT, and A SMILE

VERMEER – ‘GIRL WITH A PEARL EARRING’ Be it an iconic image, a true representation, or a ‘tronie’, a face belies a thousand secrets A TRONIE: a face created from memory or a consummate sketch of several people and costumes that ‘stand in’ for no ‘one’ in particular. And yet,…

 
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