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Book details
  • Genre:ART
  • SubGenre:History / Renaissance
  • Language:English
  • Pages:40
  • Hardcover ISBN:9798350910070

The Miraculous Escape of the Most Beautiful Woman in the World

by Kathi Garry McCord

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Overview
"The Miraculous Escape of The Most Beautiful Woman in the World", is an adventure tale about escape. It is part travelogue, part romance novel, part thriller, part historical fiction and ultimately, an exquisitely illustrated book about courage. It is the mostly true story about Simonetta Vespucci. You probably know her as VENUS in "The Birth of Venus", that iconic 15th century masterpiece by Sandro Botticelli. Yes, she was his Venus, but after centuries balancing on a scallop shell and watching the world go by, Simonetta Vespucci decides that enough is enough. She longs to join the living. She yearns to walk and dance and travel and get the heck OUT of that painting. Despite being adored, idolized, and thought to be the most beautiful woman in the world, Simonetta wants out. A terrifying event creates the opportunity for that to happen, but can she take that opportunity? This painting has been her home for over 500 years. People LOVE her. What will they do when she is no longer there, standing on that shell with waves splashing all around her. And yes, she is completely naked. Time is of the essence and Simonetta gathers her courage around her, steps out of the painting, and bolts toward the doors of the Uffizi Gallery. What is beyond is completely unknown. What will happen to her? She has no idea. The ONE thing she does know is that she wants to be ALIVE and LIVING among real people. But the "escape" from her gilded incarceration is the stuff only dreams are made of, and her life can truly begin only when she has the courage to do so. Simonetta wants to experience the LIFE that was so cruelly snatched away from her over 500 years ago, just before her 23rd birthday. This is her story. It is uplifting, exciting and splendidly illustrated by award-winning artist, Kathi McCord
Description
"The Miraculous Escape of The Most Beautiful Woman in the World", is an adventure tale about escape. It is part travelogue, part romance novel, part thriller, part historical fiction and ultimately, an exquisitely illustrated book about courage. It is the mostly true story about Simonetta Vespucci. You probably know her as VENUS in "The Birth of Venus", that iconic 15th century masterpiece by Sandro Botticelli. Yes, she was his Venus, but after centuries balancing on a scallop shell and watching the world go by, Simonetta Vespucci decides that enough is enough. She longs to join the living. She yearns to walk and dance and travel and get the heck OUT of that painting. But the "escape" from her gilded incarceration is the stuff only dreams are made of, and her life can truly begin only when she has the courage to do so. Simonetta wants to experience the LIFE that was so cruelly snatched away from her over 500 years ago, just before her 23rd birthday. Despite being adored, idolized, and thought to be the most beautiful woman in the world, Simonetta wants out. A terrifying event creates the opportunity for that to happen, but can she take it? This painting has been her home for over 500 years. People LOVE her. What will they do when she is no longer there, standing on that shell with waves splashing all around her? How can she possibly be replaced? And yes, she is completely naked. Time is of the essence and without giving it a second thought, she gathers her courage and steps out of the painting. She bolts toward the doors of the Uffizi Gallery, having NO IDEA what awaits her on the other side. What is beyond is completely unknown. What will happen to her? She has no idea. The ONE thing she does know is that she wants to be ALIVE and LIVING among real people. An act of supreme courage is called for. Valiantly she faces an unknown world, and her life truly begins, once again. This book is for anyone who has been afraid to follow their dreams. This book is for anyone who wants to change their life. This book is about strength and love and being open to the new experiences that come along. This book reminds us to be fearless, courageous, and to enjoy the beauty of every single day. It is the story of Simonetta Vespucci, a.k.a. Venus. It is uplifting, exciting and splendidly illustrated by award-winning artist, Kathi McCord. It is about you.
About the author
Kathi Garry McCord is an award-winning printmaker and illustrator. She has illustrated over 50 books for children and won numerous awards for her highly regarded intaglio prints. Her original stories have been published in Cricket magazine and Spider Magazine and her exquisite etchings grace important collections all over the world. Art has been the foundation of Kathi's life and now, with "The Miraculous Escape of the Most Beautiful Woman in the World", she has combined her love of drawing and painting with an original story taking place in glorious cities all over Europe. This book combines her passion for travel, architecture, art history and people.