Melissa’s other websites
Melissa Muldoon is an artist, illustrator, graphic designer, and the principal behind Matta Press. She is the author of “Dreaming Sophia” and “Waking Isabella,” and Eternally Artemisia. She has also co-translated her second novel, “Waking Isabella,” into Italian — “Il risveglio di Isabella.”
I hope, dear readers, you too will join me on my journey and lasciar andare — let yourselves go and come away with me on an armchair trip to Italy. If you do, you will get a glimpse of all the innumerable things – the sights, sounds, tastes, the art, as well as the legends and anecdotes — that make Italy unique to me! Buona lettura! Happy reading!
Art history has always been a favorite subject of mine. In fact, I have a Master’s degree in the subject. I believe that art is not dry or boring, but rather a wonderful way of exploring the world and discovering new truths about it.
When I look at the world around me I see art everywhere — beauty is all around us. I want people to see this too, and realize that is accessible to everyone. It is a personal thing, and no one can dictate what beauty means for another. In all three of my novels, it is my intent I introduce the reader to all kinds of art history topics, and artists — contemporary and modern — as well as old masters.
My objective is to open up people’s eyes to
the world of art and let art to “speak” to you,
as it does to me and the protagonists of my novels.
Now, in my website “The Art of Loving Italy”
and it’s companion Pinterest page you
can explore the world of art with me!
The Art of Loving Italy Pinterest site came into being after I published my first novel Dreaming Sophia, a book that takes place in Italy, and focuses on the art of Italy, and it colorful pageant of artists, musicians, and actors. It was developed to supplement my novel so that I could familiarize readers visually with the paintings, and music that I talk about in my book. Since publishing Dreaming Sophia I have written two additional novels — Waking Isabella (also translated into Italian as Il risveglio di Isabella) and Eternally Artemisia. All three books, celebrate art and creativity and the cities, personalities, art and cultural images of Italy are also captured visually on The Art of Loving Italy Pinterest site.