“Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.” ― Leonardo da Vinci

Now that fall is closing in take time to read a good “art” book for inspiration and relaxation.  Da Vinci’s quote is a wonderful insight into art and literacy.  Leonardo said, ““Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.”   Here is a list of just a few of my favorites:  “Mary Colter Architect of the Southwest” by Arnold Berke,  “The Private Lives of the Impressionists” by Sue Ross, “Michelangelo and the Pope’s Ceiling” and “Brunelleschi’s Dome” both by Ross King.  Then for something fun a fictional art mystery “Chasing Cezanne” by Peter Mayle.

Camille Corot oil painting 1869-70
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