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  • The Second Mrs Giaconda
  • E.L. Konigsburg
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  • 22 May 2020
  • 9780689821219

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READ & DOWNLOAD The Second Mrs Giaconda DOWNLOAD Ü E-book, or Kindle E-pub ´ E.L. Konigsburg E.L. Konigsburg ´ 9 READ En the genius his morally uestionable young apprentice and a young duchess whose plain features belie the sensitivity of her soul. The Second Mrs Giaconda was a great book If I had chosen it off the shelves at the library would not have had wanted to finish it but since I was forced to read it for a Literature Circle I really liked it and would recommend it too anyone interested in Leonardo da Vinci Visual Group Theory MAA Classroom Resource Materials plain features belie the sensitivity of her soul. The Second Mrs Giaconda was a great book If I had chosen it off the shelves at the library would not have had wanted to finish it but since I was forced to read it for a Literature Circle I really liked it and would recommend it too anyone interested in Leonardo da Vinci

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READ & DOWNLOAD The Second Mrs Giaconda DOWNLOAD Ü E-book, or Kindle E-pub ´ E.L. Konigsburg E.L. Konigsburg ´ 9 READ Why did Leonardo da Vinci lavish three years on painting the second wife of an unimportant merchant when all the nobles of Europe. Some of EL Konigsburg s finest novels debuted in the 1970s Featuring witty assertive main characters and original plot ideas these books were a cut above most of their peers and The Second Mrs Giaconda may be Ms Konigsburg s most intriguing concept from that decade It takes us back to 1490s Milan Italy to explore perhaps the biggest mystery of the Renaissance why did Leonardo da Vinci paint the Mona Lisa arguably the greatest piece of art ever made The model for it was the plain looking wife of an ordinary Florentine merchant Important men across Europe clad for Leonardo to immortalize their wives on canvas yet he saved his utmost creative passion for a portrait that offered limited profitability and notoriety In this book we discover a possible answer as to why Gian Giacomo de Caprotti called Salai is a ten year old pickpocket when Leonardo accepts him as an apprentice Salai shows no artistic promise yet vaults to prominence among Leonardo s apprentices The master loves the boy s sense of mirth and irreverence his cleverness if not his artistic vision When Leonardo s patron Duke Ludovico Maria Sforza known as Il Moro becomes entangled in a pledge to marry the second daughter of the Duke of Ferrara Salai meets this daughter and the two form a fast friendship Beatrice is not physically attractive like her elder sister Isabella but Isabella is promised to another noble so Il Moro has to settle for Beatrice Il Moro can t be bothered to tend to her with any regularity but Salai finds Beatrice to be an intelligent companion whose opinions on art and philosophy eual those of any renowned critic Leonardo a genius of artistic and scientific advancement turns to Beatrice as a worthy partner for conversation and his esteem causes Il Moro to take a second look at his homely wife Perhaps she is a spouse to be proud of after all Salai revels in his own relationship with Beatrice but their time together dwindles as Il Moro grows to love his wife and treat her as a valued member of his household Salai now only interacts with her during brief conversations on the street little than hasty exchanges of greeting In the meantime Salai secretly uses his association with Leonardo to earn extra income for his father and sister who live in poverty He occasionally swipes unfinished sketches by the master and sells them to artists who then create inferior versions of Leonardo originals The master scarcely notices if he does at all and Salai progresses to selling in person meetings with Leonardo a privilege that Italy s richest pay good money for Salai s family won t go hungry as long as he s capitalizing on Leonardo s reputation In those rare moments over the years when Salai is able to visit Beatrice he learns she hasn t lost her mischievous humor and knack for appraising art and her commentary on Leonardo s new pieces provide Salai a fresh take on his master s work Beatrice has had a decent life as Il Moro s wife but his original tepidness returns when another woman captures his fancy and Beatrice s declining years are not destined to be happy Salai cherishes her as does Leonardo but the master won t express his feelings in any way common to man He has a grander tribute in store for Beatrice seizing his opportunity to link her to his legacy as a demigod among artists Even Salai will agree the master has done justice to their friend The creative zeal and wide ranging erudition of the Renaissance coalesce in Beatrice whose mind is wondrous even as her face excites no suitor She is not ugly merely plain which may be worse for attracting a man of prestige to seek her hand in marriage Compared to Isabella s comeliness Beatrice is a severe downgrade but she is the one that any man of substance would wish to call his life partner She grasps the nuances of Leonardo s staggering genius as few can a fact made evident in her critiue of the horse sculpture he worked on for a decade as a commission for Emperor Maximilian of the Holy Roman Empire Salai is impressed by the twenty six foot high sculpture but Beatrice privately shares with him her disappointment Leonardo needs a wild element she says All great art needs it something that leaps and flickers Some artists can put that wild element into the treatment itself but Leonardo cannot He is too self conscious When he has an important commission from an important client on an important subject he ties up all his instincts He strives not to let himself go but to be perfect Beatrice points to the raw outline the master has started on his wall painting for a group of monks a work that will become The Last Supper Even in its roughest stage it contains an unencumbered passion that Maximilian s horse bears none of An artistic genius must let his instincts run free yet temper the wildness with discipline if the end result is to stand the test of time The admixture is one that not even Leonardo da Vinci always gets right but is present in every transcendent work of art When Salai shows Beatrice The Last Supper close to completion she recognizes its import No one who sees this will ever be free of Leonardo s vision From this time on every painter of the Last Supper will be a follower No onecan see this painting and be but different for having seen it When an artist like Leonardo creates a definitive masterpiece of its type the anxiety of influence bleeds down through the centuries coloring the perception of every artist so that even the best work of that type is subconsciously an attempt to recreate the original Lasting anxiety of influence is the ultimate measure of greatness and this is what Beatrice predicts for Leonardo and The Last Supper Most consumers of high art will never know who she was but Beatrice is inextricably entwined with Leonardo s excellence The Second Mrs Giaconda is a novel of depth and character one I can only imagine coming from EL Konigsburg The ending could have been emotionally resonant so I ll go with a two and a half star rating but I m rounding up to three Salai and Beatrice are fully realized characters brimming with the energy of life Leonardo is as distant and enigmatic as history says a strong depiction of one of the remarkable individuals in the human record There are EL Konigsburg novels I prefer to The Second Mrs Giaconda but if you want a taste of her uniue storytelling style this one is a good option It was no accident that Ms Konigsburg won two Newbery Medals in her career Göring painting the second wife of an unimportant merchant when all the nobles of Europe. 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    EBOOK DOWNLOAD The Second Mrs Giaconda One thing Konisgburg always does well is 'subtle depths' Some of the other reviewers wanted characterization apparently they weren't willing to read between the lines Others wanted of the model 'Mona Lisa' herself but that wasn't the point Others wanted history not remembering that not enough is known to build a novel on and such is admitted in the prefaceAnyway thoughtful and poignant with some truly beautifu

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