The narrative of my novella Degrees of Freedom references several Spanish artists/works in the Museo de Bellas Artes, Sevilla, and other works around the world. Some readers have asked for a listing of all of these. Brilliant idea! I should have thought of this very thing months ago.
But first, check out the trailer here on YouTube: http://bit.ly/2AMIxJ
Secondly, here’s the synopsis:
A work of literary fiction that touches on themes of art history, food, and geography, Degrees of Freedom is set in Seville, Spain, and more specifically the city’s Museo de Bellas Artes gallery. The novella chronicles one man’s search to mend the unraveling seams of his life — a rocky relationship with a temperamental daughter, and a failing epistolary (and achingly platonic) friendship with an art critic for the Rome Times – using art as his therapy. As he immerses himself in the vibrancy of the Sevillan streets, the food, the people, and most compellingly, the portraiture housed in the maze of tiny galleries at the Museo, he is shaken into a surreal sense of consciousness by the profound impact that art, place, and history can stamp – sometimes favorably, and sometimes mercilessly — on life.
So, finally, here it is! A guide of all the works referenced — in the order in which they appear — in Degrees of Freedom.