Good Art Reads

Here are some good  ART reads.
Some to inform, some to entertain some to inspire.

The Bottichelli  Secret  By Marina Fiorato
The Girl in Hyacynth Blue By Susan Vreeland
The Girl With a Pearl Earing By Tracy Chevalier
The Lady and the Unicorn By Tracy Chevalier
The Creation of Eve By Lynn Cullen
Tulip Fever By Deborah Moggach
As above So Below: A Novel of Peter Bruegel by Rudy Rucker
Sunflowers By Cheramy Bundrick
The Painted Kiss   By Elizabeth Hickney
The Wayward Muse  By Elizabeth  Hickney
The Picture Maker By Penenakeen Spinka
Caravaggio  By Christopher Peachment
The Music Lesson By Katherine Weber
The Passion of Artmissa  By Susan Vreeland
Paint your Wife  By Lloyd Jones
Fugative Blue  By Claire Thomas
The Birth of Venus By  Sarah Dunant

The Artists Way By Julia Cameron
The Resurection of  Philip Clairmont By Martin Edmond (then go here for some PC telly)
Guernica  By Dave Boling
How To Look at a Painting  By Justin Paton
Art Galleries  to Visit in New Zealand  By Denis Robinson
Frida Kahlo Face to Face by Judy Chicago
Through the Flower  By Judy Chicago
Beyond the Flower By Judy Chicago
Seven Days in the the Art World By Sarah Thornton
33 Artists in 3 Acts  By Sarah Thornton
Seeing Ourselves women’s self-portraits  by Frances Borzello
Seraphine Pick by Felicity Milburn & Lara Strongman
The Artists 21 Practitioners in New Zealand Contemporary Art 2013 -2015
New Zealand Portraits by Richard Wolfe
Colour By Victoria Finlay

on my yet to read list…..
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
Stained Glass Summer by Mindy Hardwick
Diary by Chuck Palahniuk
Paint it Black By Janet Fitch
For the Love of Art By Janet Goodfriend
The Sidewalk Artist By Gina Buonaguro
My Name is Asher Lev By Chaim Potok
What I Loved By Siri Hustvedt
The Wild Wood  By Charles de Lint
The Collector  By John Fowles
The Painter from Shanghai By Jennifer Epstein
The Printmakers Daughter By Katherine Govier
The Tragic Muse By Henry James
My Name is Red By Orhan Pamuk
The Name of the Rose By Umberto Eco
Landscape With Fragmented Figures  By Jeff Vande Zande
The Burnt Orange Heresy By Charles Willeford
The Vivisector By Patrick White
Headlong By Micael Frayn
Spending By Mary Gordon
The Ground is Burning By Samuel Black
The Illuminator By Brenda Rickman Vandress

Jackson Pollock By Evelyn Toynton
Joseph Cornell Master of Dreams by Diane Waldman
Van Gogh’s Women by Derek Fell
Unexpected Journeys The Art and Life of Remedios Varo
Just Kids Pattie Smith