Category Books about Paintings

The Night Portrait: A Novel of World War II and Da Vinci’s Italy by Laura Morelli

Reading this book was such a treat for me! There are a few paintings I wish to see in person one day, and Leonardo da Vinci’s Lady with an Ermine is on that list. This painting, which is a portrait of Cecilia Gallerani, a mistress of Ludovico Sforza, Duke of Milan, is my favorite out […]

The Italian Teacher by Tom Rachman

Before I begin my review, let me take a moment to say how much I love this cover! While I agree with the age old saying that one mustn’t judge a book by its cover, nothing can explain the excitement I feel when I see aesthetically pleasing designs. I suppose we have the advent of […]

Girl with a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier

My mother did not tell me they were coming. Afterwards she said she did not want me to appear nervous. I was surprised, for I thought she knew me well. The very first time I saw the cover of Girl with a Pearl Earring, I was truly mesmerized and intrigued by the look in the girl’s face. I […]