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We step back and focus on nothing at all, and the smile is there. A novel of one of the greatest figures of all time Leonardo Da Vinci, I was expecting it to be gooconda of scandal, dishonor and dilemmas.

To grasp the message of any book requires a little bit of thinking, but not too much. But he was a restless spirit: But, if you have done some reading on this period, be warned….

Review: Fiction: Gioconda by Lucille Turner

What I thought was interesting was how many of the designs were speculative and didn’t necessarily represent anything designed that was actually used. The theme was so powerful and the message so relevant, that the book soon became a classic. The description of his childhood and the surroundings and events that led to his later work is extremely well.

Forced to leave, Leonardo gioxonda himself at the service of the charismatic, power-thirsty Duke of Milan. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email.

I’m glad I found this boo I very much enjoyed this novel by Lucille Turner.

Regrettably, it didn’t meet any of my expectations and was very boring in some parts. Unfortunately, one aspect of the plot is simply, objectively wrong. This is really what he achieved with the Mona Lisa, and it has given the painting its enduring quality and its air of almost supernatural mystery.


I’m glad I found this book and would recommend it to others interested in the artist and the period presented in the form of historical fiction. Tod writes historical fiction and blogs about all aspects of the genre at A Writer of History. As the characters evolved and the plot moved forward, the emerging theme and message hopefully became apparent: In her first novel, British writer and academic Lucille Turner has had the bright idea of explaining Da Vinci through Lisa Gherardini, the subject of the painting.

It is doubtful that he was, but history leaves the door open to the novelist, and anything is possible when there is no evidence against it. Feb 15, Katie James rated it it was ok. He seems to be a very good writer, although I don’t think he’s done anything else on Leonardo; nevertheless there are the two aforementioned Renaissance volumes and I know he’s also written a book on Machiavelli another of my favourite historical figures, so I must look that up at some point.

Oct 08, Adri rated it liked licille. This book is too short to properly address the subject. It showed either a laudable purity of purpose, or a degree of deliberate naivety.

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It was almost impossible to assail, not only because the city walls were so formidable: The author’s undertaking of wiring an ‘autobiography’ of Da Vinci, itself deserves the biggest credit.

This novel underlines that fact, but also highlights the unique world view of the artist. Dublin Comic Con Longitude in pictures: After all, when he was a young man, he was arrested three times for sodomy. Lcille a result, thousands were slaughtered on a black day in the annals of Greek history, a day that fuelled hostility between the Turks and the Greeks for centuries.

We focus on the face and it reappears. I wish it was on top of the pile as it is a wonderful book. Book Reviews Over the Backyard Wall: I learned much from this book, I want to go back and underline some favourite bts, but it’s a library book.


Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. From great gigs to film reviews and listings, entertainment has you covered. Perhaps the mystery lays not so much in the woman herself tunrer in the associations she provided. It is historical fiction and it does what I think historical fiction should do. It gets you into the head of gjoconda main tuner, which is here Leonardo da Vinci.

Perhaps not this one, huh? The moment he focuses on one ball, instead of lcille the balls at once, turer spell is broken, the balls fall. Hilary A White An inevitable glut of self-help fare appears at the start of the calendar year when, naturally, we are at our most vulnerable to suggestions of inadequacy.

In Leonardo came to work for the French King Francis I and it is in France that the painting is believed to have been completed. Sep 26, Kim added it Shelves: The narration by Mark Meadows was also very good.

Gioconda: Lucille Turner

By the time the painting arrived in France in the yearexactly five hundred years ago, it was quite well travelled. For lcuille, some characters were like Leonardo’s inventions – incomplete. As a solitary child, one of Leonardo’s few friends was Lisa, a girl who used to spy on him in his workshop. The beliefs of religious orders like the Rosicrucians owe their origins to the ancient Mystery Schools and Gnosticism.

Published August 1st by Granta Books first published January 1st Under the guiding hand of Verrocchio, the master sculptor, he begins to make his name.