While living in Florence with the Tuscan citizens, eating and drinking and playing beside them, I'd decided to write my new novel "Vitruvian Man", a novel of great portions, a story as the measure of all things.
One of its most iconic sites is the Florence Cathedral, with its terra-cotta-tiled dome engineered by Brunelleschi and bell tower designed by Giotto. The Galleria dell'Accademia displays Michelangelo’s “David,” while the Uffizi Gallery exhibits preeminent works such as Botticelli’s “The Birth of Venus” and da Vinci’s “Annunciation.”
Did I mention Michelangelo? Yes I did. Did I mention Michelangelo's artistic endeavors? No I didn't
Florence has been called "The Athens of the Middle Ages", with a turbulent political history that includes periods of rule by the powerful Medici family, and numerous religious and republican revolutions.
Because of this spectacular city, and Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni, the excellent historical sculptor, painter, architect, poet, and engineer, and Leonardo da Vinci the other excellent historical painter, sculptor, architect, musician, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, artist, geologist, cartographer, botanist, and writer, I chose to center of my new novel titled "Vitruvian Man", with these two geniuses.
After all, Leonardo da Vinci's artistic depiction of Vitruvian Man; the measure of all things, demonstrates the blend of art and science during the Renaissance and provides the perfect example of Leonardo's deep understanding of proportion.
Michelangelo is considered the greatest living artist in his lifetime, and he has since been held as one of the greatest artists of all time in painting, sculpture, and architecture, and that is why I chose him as my jewelry designer and artisan of feature gold, diamonds and emerald, for the background of "Vitruvian Man".
Clink on the link and look inside my novel "Vitruvian Man", it follows Alexander Crown's unique existence as he represents the measure of all things.