Bacon on the Bookshelf

Savory picks for the free range reader

November 14, 2019
by jenniferpuryear

History Informs the Future: Six Not To Miss in Nashville

Book Titles: Famous in Cedarville, With All Due Respect, Portrait Painting: My Point of View

Nashville hosts a week of remarkable authors beginning tonight. I thought you might like a gentle reminder, Bacon friends! Thursday night, 11/14, 6:30 pm: Portrait artist Michael Shane Neal at Parnassus (“Portrait Painting: My Point of View”).     Friday night, 11/15, 6:30 pm: Novelist and poet Erica Wright at Parnassus (“Famous in Cedarville”).       Saturday morning, 11/16, 11:00 a.m., Historians Walter Isaacson …

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November 18, 2018
by jenniferpuryear

What Caught His Eye: Michael Shane Neal on Leonardo Da Vinci

Book Title: Leonardo DaVinci

Michael Shane Neal, close to his own half-century mark, paints portraits with an eye to history – the history of his subjects and also his own. He illuminates his subjects through his work – and is himself illuminated. He is both the revealer and the revealed. He finds the glow.