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The Brussels Legacy

By Delehanty, Leanne, Adrienne, Mrs.

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Reproduction Date: 12/14/2014

Title: The Brussels Legacy  
Author: Delehanty, Leanne, Adrienne, Mrs.
Language: English
Subject: Non Fiction, Fine Arts, Satire of Art history
Collections: Authors Community, Art
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Publisher: Self
Member Page: Leanne Delehanty


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‘The Brussels Legacy’, represents 10 years of work on a series of short stories, the appropriate recipes to accompany them, as well as the book’s full-colour illustrations which were painted on canvas and paper. ‘The Brussels Legacy’ is a satirical romp through European and American art history. Most textbooks on art are rather weighty, but in Delehanty’s stories, recipes, and illustrations, absolutely nothing is taken too seriously. The short stories are based upon the iconic presence of Brussels sprouts in art and history. There are puns, subtle visual secrets in the illustrations, like reflections of one of the characters in a wine glass, or a timid, Mediaeval figure with a spoon in his hand and a bowl of sprouts. The 22 short stories with their accompanying recipes, contain surprising and sometimes heart-breaking twists of events, but most of them end on a positive note. Author: Leanne Delehanty Pages:273 Hand-Painted illustrations:44

An artist and writer discovers the puzzling, iconographical use of Brussels sprout image present in every major era of art history. Why is this image so often used? What is it's hidden message?

From: The Spartan Comedian:‘Silence,’ bellowed Pissistrates. ‘I’ll interrogate this boy! Tell me, sugar, where is the Ancient Shield of Perseus, the one he used to kill the Medusa? Where does it lie?’ ‘I didn’t take it,’ replied Zakaris calmly. ‘It wasn’t me.’ ‘What did you say, boy?’ ‘I swear I didn’t take it, Master.’ The other boys smirked and snorted. They whispered behind their hands. Zakaris was about to get the first beating of the year.

Table of Contents
Table of Contents Prologue Chapter 1: The Painted Hands Chapter 2: Phtatatuti Chapter 3: The Spartan Comedian Chapter 4: The Noble Racer Chapter 5: Arthur and the Song of Love Chapter 6: Geoffrey Chaucer’s Prioress Chapter 7: Machteld’s Lament Chapter 8: Leonardo’s Invisible Invention Chapter 9: The Seer’s Unforeseen Retreat Chapter 10: The Dutch Solar System Chapter 11: Saskia’s Awakening Chapter 12: Julie the Sweep Chapter 13: The Unbearable Melancholia of Sprouts Chapter 14: Christmas in Paris Chapter 15: Another Letter from the Coalfields Chapter 16: The Scholar Who Wouldn’t Eat Chapter 17: The Eyes of Alfred Célerie Chapter 18: Pablo and the Fish Chapter 19: The Corned-Beef Thief Chapter 20: Diary of Two Fossil Hunters Chapter 21: A Very Modern Cabbage Farmer Chapter 22: And Bingo Was His Name-O Glossary Acknowledgements


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