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Gioconda
Author: Lucille Turner
Publisher: Granta Books
ISBN: 1847084346
Pages: 304
Year: 2011-07-07
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We know him as the Renaissance genius: inventor, scientist, artist. Visionary painter of the Mona Lisa, the smiling, enigmatic Gioconda. They knew him as Leonardo from Vinci, Leonardo the Florentine: heretic, butcher, lunatic. It is dawn in the barn. On a wooden plinth lies a terrifying creature, part lizard, part dog, part cockerel, pieced together from several slaughtered animals. Sitting in front of it, a boy draws an image of a monster. His first thought: men need saving from each other. His second: men need saving from themselves. A solitary child, Leonardo’s only intimate is Lisa Gherardini, the girl who spies on him in his workshop. Spurned by his tutor, he is sent by his despairing father to Florence as an apprentice. Under the guiding hand of Verrocchio, the master sculptor, he begins to make his name. But success requires sacrifice; Florence demands a level of conformity impossible for him. Forced to leave, Leonardo places himself at the service of the charismatic, power-thirsty Duke of Milan. His journey leads him back to Lisa and the portrait he has waited so long to paint, the culmination of his life’s work. From the glittering court of the Medici to the mortuaries of Milan and the battlefields of the Po valley, Lucille Turner’s powerful novel vividly imagines Leonardo’s lonely struggle to convince others of his vision of the world.
The Second Mrs. Gioconda
Author: E.L. Konigsburg
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1442439726
Pages: 160
Year: 2011-06-28
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Why did Leonardo da Vinci lavish three years on painting the second wife of an unimportant merchant when all the nobles of Europe were begging for a portrait by his hand? In E. L. Konigsburg's intriguing novel, the answer lies with the complex relationship between the genius, his morally questionable young apprentice, and a young duchess whose plain features belie the sensitivity of her soul.
Gioconda
Author: Gabriele D'Annunzio
Publisher:
ISBN:
Pages: 144
Year: 1913
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The Second Mrs. Gioconda
Author: E.L. Konigsburg
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1442439726
Pages: 160
Year: 2011-06-28
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Why did Leonardo da Vinci lavish three years on painting the second wife of an unimportant merchant when all the nobles of Europe were begging for a portrait by his hand? In E. L. Konigsburg's intriguing novel, the answer lies with the complex relationship between the genius, his morally questionable young apprentice, and a young duchess whose plain features belie the sensitivity of her soul.
Choral Fantasy from La Gioconda
Author: Amilcare Ponchielli
Publisher:
ISBN:
Pages: 98
Year: 1917
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Gioconda
Author: Gabriele D'Annunzio
Publisher:
ISBN:
Pages: 144
Year: 1902
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La Gioconda
Author: Amilcare Ponchielli
Publisher: Alfred Music
ISBN: 1457482509
Pages: 376
Year:
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An Opera Score composed by Amilcare Ponchielli.
Gioconda
Author: Nikos A. Kokantzēs
Publisher:
ISBN: 9600413444
Pages: 109
Year: 1997
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La Gioconda
Author: Michele Saladino
Publisher:
ISBN:
Pages: 365
Year: 1986
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From Eve's Rib
Author: Gioconda Belli
Publisher:
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Pages: 121
Year: 1989
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La Gioconda
Author: Amilcare Ponchielli
Publisher:
ISBN:
Pages: 42
Year: 1884
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La Gioconda
Author: Tony Nesca
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1458395405
Pages: 101
Year: 2014-08-31
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La Gioconda is a boozy, rock and roll love story about a Canadian college student who meets a beautiful young exchange student from France, and their unexpected immediate connection as they're surrounded by a whirlwind of marijuana sex-jaunts and live-band, late-night drunk loving. Both sad and beautiful, desperate and raunchy, and jam-packed with humour, La Gioconda is written in Nesca's unique free-flow-lyric, with words, ideas and sentences that go on for pages, alive and beautiful and unfettered by conventional modes of writing.
Bella Gioconda
Author: Richard Heket
Publisher: Lavender and Chamomile Press
ISBN: 0991642007
Pages: 167
Year: 2014-04-20
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Five hundred years can confuse identity. An old chalk drawing of a girl, Maria, the daughter of a Chianti vintner leaves a Swiss art collector, Claude Beauvin entangled in a Renaissance love story from the past. The drawing is currently owned by a reclusive young widow, Andrea Garibaldi-Chase, who puts the drawing up for auction. With smoldering rumors that Leonardo da Vinci is the artist of the portrait, history is set on fire by a New York art dealer, an art history professor, and an intellectual property crimes investigator from INTERPOL who are all caught up in the drawings history. It's not until after the auction that Beauvin learns who the girl really was, what influence she had over da Vinci and the centuries since, and how his growing feelings for Andrea transcends time and identity.
not far from the gioconda tree
Author:
Publisher: Pioneer Drama Service, Inc.
ISBN:
Pages: 14
Year: 1964
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Gioconda: Tragedy
Author: Gabriele D'Annunzio
Publisher: Palala Press
ISBN: 1378360435
Pages: 38
Year: 2018-02-21
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