1 minute reading time (244 words)

Leonardo, Pinocchio and Toscana Rosso

*** New Book ***



In this new interpretation, art historian Francesca Fiorani offers a different view.
Taking a new look at Leonardo’s celebrated but challenging notebooks, Fiorani argues that Leonardo learned advanced thinking about human vision when he apprenticed in Florence and used his understanding of optical science to develop his painting techniques. For Leonardo, the task of the painter was to paint the soul. Mastering science of light, shadow, and atmosphere was essential to doing so. He set down these ideas in a book—A Treatise on Painting—that he considered his greatest achievement, though it would be lost in subsequent centuries.


Or, if this is too heavy, a slightly lighter endeavor, if you can find it:

The latest cinematic rendering of Pinocchio is a Willy Wonka-esque version.
Rather than relying on Disney, this story is from the original 1883 novel by Carlo Collodi
and is much, much darker. Who knew? Roberto Benigni plays Geppetto.
Review: https://roanoke.com/entertainment/review-italian-pinocchio-takes-the-puppet-to-its-roots/article_4c326c74-0d52-568b-801b-5a6a748c9c1c.html

Can't find the film. you can read the book!

Either Experience Calls for a Traditionally Made Tuscan!
2019 Paterna Il Rosso, Toscana IGT
75% Sangiovese and 25% Canaiolo

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A quintessential Tuscan quaffer with a price to quality ratio so rarely seen these days.
Achingly bright Sangiovese fruit blended with an alluring floral softness
thanks to co-fermentation with a small percentage of white grape varieties
- a practice once common in the region.


Blind Tasting League: January
Zanzibar and Almate, Spain

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