#29 "The Stolen Lady" - Conversation with Laura Morelli
Updated: May 9
Saturday, November 13, 2021
The recording of this session is available for $10.
The time spent in this conversation with the art historian and USA Today bestselling author Laura Morelli was filled with art history, adventure, and inspiration.
Laura unravelled the story behind Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa and its incredible journey from Renaissance Florence to its secret hiding places in the French countryside during the Second World War. We will make sure to invite Laura again in 2022! About our guest: LAURA MORELLI holds a Ph.D. in art history from Yale University and is an award-winning, USA Today bestselling historical novelist. Laura has taught college students in the United States and Europe. She is a longtime trusted guide in the world of cultural travel and authentic shopping, known for her Authentic Arts guidebook series that includes MADE IN ITALY and other guides. She has been a columnist for National Geographic Traveler and Italy Magazine, and has also developed lessons for TED-Ed. As a historical novelist, Laura’s passion is bringing the stories of art history to life. Two of her novels, THE GONDOLA MAKER and THE PAINTER’S APPRENTICE, are both set in artisan workshops of 16th-century Venice. Laura’s novel THE GIANT immerses readers in the world of Renaissance Florence, following the amazing story of the creation of Michelangelo’s David. Laura’s novel THE NIGHT PORTRAIT tells the story of Leonardo da Vinci’s Lady with the Ermine, following the portrait from its creation in 15th-century Milan to its theft during World War II. Her latest novel, THE STOLEN LADY, takes readers on the incredible journey of the Mona Lisa. Laura’s books are multi-award winners, and have been recent book club picks in North America at Costco, Target, and Hudson News. Her latest two novels debuted on the USA Today bestseller list.