A blog of book reviews (and the occasional discussion of literary and other book-related events).
Monday, August 17, 2009
Heidenkind's Art History Challenge
Thanks to Jemima's post on her blog, The Reading Journey, I discovered Heidenkind's Art History Challenge. Though I'm not usually the "challenge" type (I get antsy if I feel that I have to read a particular book at a particular time - too much like school!), this one speaks to me, perhaps because two of my current reads are in this field. I also like it because the framework encourages digression, of which I am a big fan! So, I will do this one.
The two books I am currently reading are The Memory Palace of Isabella Stewart Gardner, by Patricia Vigderman, and Confessions of an Art Addict, by Peggy Guggenheim, so you can probably see that my theme (at least to begin with) will be art patrons and patronage. But I see Venice? museums? collecting? as potential detours. We shall see.