Elizabeth Kostova – The Swan Thieves Book Review

I read Elizabeth Kostova’s novel in one sitting and the only thing that I really liked about it was the classical depiction of ONE painting and the explanations surrounding it. The Swan Thieves is a story of obsession, history’s losses, and the power of art to preserve human hope. Psychiatrist Andrew Marlowe, devoted to hisContinue reading “Elizabeth Kostova – The Swan Thieves Book Review”

Neil Olson-The Black Painting Book Review

“A riveting psychological thriller, a serious dissection of a dysfunctional family and an exploration of the power of art to change lives.” —Associated Press “A fast-paced psychological thriller with a fascinating set of characters. … A real page-turner.” -B.A. Shapiro, author of The Art Forger An atmospheric literary mystery about an infamous painting rumored toContinue reading “Neil Olson-The Black Painting Book Review”

25+ Mind-Blowing Hyperrealistic Paintings

Inspired by photorealism, hyperrealism is a contemporary school of painting that evokes the illusion of photography. With advancements in cameras, lenses, and digital equipment, artists have been able to be far more precision-oriented in their practice, culminating in an entirely new genre of contemporary art that makes you do a double take.

Dexter by Design * Jeff Lindsay (Book 4)

Why bother inflicting enormous pain on yourself when sooner or later Life would certainly get around to doing it for you? The book begins just after Dexter returns from his honeymoon in Paris. Having experienced the city of lights and romance, Dexter and Rita are ready to return home.. until they get invited to anContinue reading “Dexter by Design * Jeff Lindsay (Book 4)”

Someday, Somewhere * Eileen Ramsay Book Review

I got this book in an attempt to escape horror novels for a while. You can guess that after a bit of Stephen King and a bit of Bentley Little I would need something else to clean my brain with. I got lucky! Eileen Ramsey wrote a book about a lost family secret and itContinue reading “Someday, Somewhere * Eileen Ramsay Book Review”

Wilderness Tips * Margaret Atwood

It’s been a while since I’ve read a bit or Margaret Atwood. Last book of hers I’ve devoured like this was Margaret Atwood * Moral Disorder Book review and that pretty much summed up in short stories what I love about Margaret Atwood. Stories about the existential depression of human life, about how love and sexContinue reading “Wilderness Tips * Margaret Atwood”

The Twelfth Night * William Shakespeare (RSC Theatre)

I was well impressed a few nights ago when I went to see the cinema-distributed version of the Shakespearian Play “The Twelfth Night”. I have not seen it before and I must say the costumes were astounding and so was the acting. The main setting is purely Victorian, late 1890s, and lace and lush blackContinue reading “The Twelfth Night * William Shakespeare (RSC Theatre)”

About Lady Godiva and her nakedness

Lady Godiva is an 1897 painting by English artist John Collier, who worked in the style of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. The portrayal of Lady Godiva and her well-known ride through Coventry, England, is held in Coventry’s Herbert Art Gallery and Museum. Lady Godiva was bequeathed by social reformer Thomas Hancock Nunn. When he died inContinue reading “About Lady Godiva and her nakedness”

What the hell did I watch? The killing of the sacred deer.

I saw a movie advertised starring Nicole Kidman and Colin Farrell and I went in blind. I did not watch the trailer, I did not read the reviews, I did however have a peek at the 8.1 rating on IMDB and I sighed happily. I was in for a good movie. “Sacred Deer” stars Colin Farrell asContinue reading “What the hell did I watch? The killing of the sacred deer.”