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reviewed Pietà. April 13, 2011
Pietà
I saw this statue years ago when it toured the United States. Then last year I got to see it in Rome within St Peter's Basilica amongst the other great sculptures and was even more in awe of the artist's …
The Agony and the Ecstasy: A Biographical Novel of
I wonder if Stone would feel honoured or slighted at my brash theft of HIS title "The Agony and the Ecstasy", as the basis for my review of his wonderful work!      Irving …
The Lost Painting
   This book was a really fun read if you like art as much as I do. Jonathan Harr took a somewhat interesting story and wrote about the people and events in a way to make it very exciting. The …
posted a Quick Tip about The Agony and the Ecstasy: A Biograph.... June 22, 2010
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Read this before you make a trip to Italy. This work brings Michelangelo's sculpture to life by informing you of the life required to produce it. Excellent.
posted a Quick Tip about The Agony and the Ecstasy: A Biograph.... June 11, 2010
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Awesome book and history, Good read.
posted a Quick Tip about The Sistine Chapel. June 07, 2010
I befriened a security guard who let me sit on the floor the right side for a hour. It was amazing.
posted a Quick Tip about The Lost Painting: The Quest for a Ca.... May 25, 2010
The Lost Painting
True story that reads like a thriller. I learned an amazing amount about the world of museums, acquisition and restoration
posted a Quick Tip about The Lost Painting: The Quest for a Ca.... May 25, 2010
The Lost Painting
Great Art History Read
reviewed Sistine Heresy. October 18, 2009
Sistine Heresy
For those primarily looking for a romance novel you'll want to look elsewhere. While there is a lesbian romantic element to The Sistine Heresy it is not central to the story and develops very slowly. …
reviewed The Agony and the Ecstasy: A Biograph.... May 24, 2009
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Since we were planning a trip to Tuscany, it seemed logical to read Irving Stone's "The Agony and the Ecstasy." It's a long book (over 700 pages) and I can't say it was hard to put down. To be fair, …
The Lost Painting
Pros: One of the best books about a specific artwork I've ever read. Fast moving.     Cons: Not one, seriously.     The Bottom Line: I read a lot of books about …
reviewed The Agony and the Ecstasy: A Biograph.... March 03, 1999
The Agony and the Ecstasy: A Biographical Novel of
This book about Michaelangelo is in reality a study of what drives a great artist - obsession, desire, hunger, and in his case, family loyalty. It is a magnificent book, a true achievement, but I would …
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