This was done in the early 1900s and looks like it could be a Native American in the Palm Springs desert.
Standing on a ridge of the Bavarian Alps, the Renaissance’s greatest woodcut artist, Albrecht Dürer, is torn between responsibility and infatuation. Below him lie Venice and the vibrant woman he just met. Ahead of him is Nuremberg, where he and his wife make their home.
If you want to find out how Dürer resolves his problem and at the same time learn about art, history, and interesting locations, I invite you to read Across the Alps.
(Book available through Amazon.com or Barnes and Noble.com.)
This girl named Meme reads all the time and loves to write things down. I spoke with an art history class at College of DuPage about “Duccio and the Maestà,” and the girl’s mother who was in the class asked me to meet with her daughter. Young Meme is quite a motivated, intelligent girl who likes to learn.
I attended the Conference this weekend, and, to use a trite phrase, it was “fabulous.”
Kudos to all who planned it and to the agents, publishers, authors, and even the tax accountant who gave us writers a wealth of information and inspiration.
There was a nice turnout for my library presentation about Duccio and the Maestà. The attendees seemed to enjoy the powerpoint with my large color slides of Duccio’s artwork and the beauties of Siena. Some had already visited or were planning to visit Siena, but all were art lovers and fiction readers. Thanks to everyone who attended