Italian cover of IMMORTAL. So imagine my delight at this cover for Marco Tropea Editore's Italian version of IMMORTAL: Caravaggio's Narcissus!
The Italian cover of IMMORTAL
It's that time of year for me: warm weather and sunshine, an urge to wear silky dresses that breeze around my thighs, fantasies about travel and escape and the Pinacoteca Vaticano and a lover who keeps me occupied for the whole hot lunch hour, when everyone in Rome goes inside. Nowhere on Earth is the sky bluer or the cypress trees more fragrant or the skin more delectably open to touch than in Italy.
Such naughty thoughts can only come from Caravaggio, that mad but brilliant painter of the late Renaissance. Murderous sociopathy aside, he knew better than any artist in history how to portray the rotting of the spirit. Sometimes I hate him for that. Other times, I am compelled to stare. Makes me think of that moment when fruit is just a little too ripe and soft, a little too sweet for the tongue and perfumed for the palate, a little bruised and burnished from the sun, but it hasn't yet dropped off the vine.
So imagine my delight at this cover for Marco Tropea Editore's Italian version of IMMORTAL: Caravaggio's Narcissus! A wonderful painting. A pleasure to behold, and a feast for the senses.
Time for a plane ticket!