Remaining line of Ginevra’s painting: I beg your pardon, I am a mountain tiger.
What inspired Da Vinci’s Tiger: The painting of Ginevra de’ Benci by Leonardo da Vinci. This painting was Leonardo’s first portrait, and it was the first Italian portrait to have a women facing forward.
What is Da Vinci’s Tiger about: A fictional recreation of how Ginevra de’ Benci painting came to be! With the arrival of Bernardo Bembo, a Venetian ambassador, Ginevra’s life drastically changes. Gone are the days where she’s used as a pawn for somebody else’s agenda. She gets to carve out who she is when she finds herself in the company of the powerful Medici family, and attracts the attention of the Ambassador as well as rising Italian Renaissance painters like Leonardo da Vinci and Andrea del Verrocchio. Bembo commissions a portrait of Ginevra from Leonardo, and this book shows how it happens. This is Ginevra de’ Benci’s time to shine!
I admit I’m a book cover snob. Who isn’t though?
Book covers are the first thing that attracts readers to a book. A good cover can draw someone is, just as a bad cover can easily draw someone away. It can essentially make or break a book. Holy, Mother Cover! is where I showcase the book covers that stand out (or make me cringe), and discuss cover changes.
COVER CHANGE: Da Vinci’s Tiger by L.M. Elliott