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SPIRITUALITY ~ ENCOUNTERS IN VENICE


muse, novels about artists, art, spirituality, creativity, Venice, San Marco, Beethoven, Helen Keller, blindness, deafness, café Florian, music, Beethoven’s ninth symphony, Canaletto, painting.

Surely we’ve met before! I am Alexander Wainwright, landscape painter in London. You must hear of a very strange event occurring at a cafe in San Marco Piazza in Venice. In fact, my story may give you chills as it did me.  Some of you may read my story and think it nonsensical. Others will […]

Basquiat and Charlie Parker


Video, Basquiat, Charlie Parker, Rinaldo, Alexander Wainwright, creativity, inspiration, art, literature

          It is my pleasure to introduce myself to you. I am Rinaldo, the conceptual artist, who appears in The Trilogy of Remembrance in the role of “thorn in the side” [I use the polite term] of Alexander Wainwright. An immense gulf  lies between the two of us on the question […]

In Search of Dostoevsky


Dostoevsky, Raskolnikov, art, creativity

                Mist rose up from cobblestones slick with rain. An acrid smell of smoke hung heavily in the air. I strained to hear a distant sound. Listen! Did you hear that–the hammering of horses’ hooves on  stones? Perhaps…but was it only in a dream? I shook my head as if to dispel…I […]

Basquiat: the Artist as a Young Man.


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My name is Alexander Wainwright, a landscape painter, living in London, but also in books and apparently Cyberspace. Time and space can get confusing. But more about that some other day. You may already have met me in the novels of The Trilogy of Remembrance or on my Facebook Page. Since I am a character […]

Rinaldo’s Revenge [6/10 Parts]


It’s been such fun having someone follow Alexander about Venice in search of the Vivaldi Museum. But I must admit, he found it a good deal more quickly than I expected. My photographer has gotten some excellent photographs of him with a wonderful variety of expressions on his face. During the morning of his search […]