Monday, July 27, 2020

Top Ten Tuesday: Books That Feature Art as a Theme

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. 10 is just a suggestion to aim for if you can hit it. You can do a list of 3 or 5 or 20, whatever you decide. And you can put a spin on the topic if you need to. Each week there is a new list to create. This week's topic was a freebie so I chose:

Books That Feature Art as a Theme

Definition of Art: the expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, typically in a visual form such as painting or sculpture, producing works to be appreciated primarily for their beauty or emotional power.

For some reason, I am very attracted to books that feature art as a theme in the plot. Probably because I love artwork. As a teenager, I loved to draw and was pretty good at it, but I seemed to have lost that skill. I'm hoping one day I can learn to paint.

This book blew me away with it's plot revolving around art forgery and how it's done.
Truly fascinating.

Art and WWII, always a good combination. I have yet to read this one.

A magical story of lovers searching for each other, where art plays a role in how they finally do so.

A real treat for lovers of historical fiction and Renaissance art.
I loved learning about gilding with gold leaf.

A novel of WWII and Da Vinci's Italy. It's all about a famous portrait.
Looking forward to reading this one!

A master sculptor and a struggling painter. 
Another gem from Morelli that I look forward to reading.

An art dealer, a mysterious painting and the Holocaust.
This one is a touching, heartbreaking and soul-lifting kind of book.

This novel brings a lesser-known part of history to life: the children's art of Terezin.

A YA historical novel about a young woman who follows her dream of becoming an artist in the early 20th century 

This novel is the fictionalized life story of Christina Olson, the woman depicted in the famous painting Christina's World by Andrew Wyeth.

Have you read any good books that feature art? 

Please share them with me!

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  1. i can't think of art books off hand but it looks like you have some good ones to choose from
    sherry @ fundinmental

  2. I know very little about art, so it's not something I really choose to read about. I did really like THE ART FORGER, though. Kristy Cambron is an author I just discovered, so I'm anxious to read more of her books including the ones you mentioned. I'm hoping to get to them soon.

    Happy TTT!

    1. I've read three of her books and enjoyed them. I hope you do too.

  3. Great topic, and the one on Michelangelo looks interesting.

  4. What a lovely list. I truly enjoy artsy books.

    My TTT .

  5. What a great topic! I've read several mysteries that revolve around stolen or forged art.

  6. I haven’t read many books that feature art, but I read Vincent & Theo for nonfiction November last year and thought it was an interesting insider look at the art world. I learned a lot.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!


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