Rosanna Hardin Hall, Poesia: A Memoir of Painting in Venetian Gardens with Giorgione

Rosanna Hardin Hall, a former resident of Santa Fe and Taos (journalist and artist in New Mexico) has published Poesia: A Memoir of Painting in Venetian Gardens with Giorgione. While the book, profusely illustrated with her lovely watercolors and paintings, focuses on the High Renaissance in Venice and on the painter Giorgione, and her painting in Venice in “secret gardens,” it also provides many details (and illustrations) from her New Mexico years. In addition, it is a memoir of growing up in Indianapolis, living in Paris, being married (a stormy marriage) to the late journalist Robert Novak of Evans & Novak, singing in a choir in Paris directed by Nadia Boulanger (her lover at the time, a motorcycling oboist, was studying with Boulanger), appearing on David Letterman’s TV show in Indianapolis, having a great-grandmother felled by a sniper in Shanghai who had intended to kill a Japanese general. The general befriended her family as a result and, a couple of years later, gave her father, then a child, a rare family art work. He also was later involved in the planning of the Pearl Harbor attack. 

Event date: 
Saturday, August 25, 2018 - 3:00pm
Event address: 
Bookworks
4022 Rio Grande Blvd NW
Albuquerque, NM 87107