Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
Sign, Symbol, Code by xCINNx Sign, Symbol, Code by xCINNx
This was my opportunity to come up with a really good title. I didn't. I did not feel equal to the task. This is a portrait of a man I cannot describe quickly or easily. He not only is one of the most intelligent and accomplished humans alive, but one of the funniest. Umberto Eco is best known for his novel "The Name Of The Rose", and though he has written a few works of fiction, his major work is in the field of education and semiotics. I won't even try to list what he has done. I will instead say that everytime I read him, I feel like I am looking across a distant horizon, one filled with vast knowledge and history. Leaning upon the shoulder of this giant, I catch a glimpse of what can be known. He is an amazing intellect with abundant wit. My favorite novel is "Baudolino". My favorite nonfiction may be "Serendipities: Language and Lunacy" or "Six Walks Through The Fictional Woods". And I dearly love the collection "How To Travel With A Salmon and Other Essays". For children's books, Eco's "The Three Astronauts" is my favorite of all time. He is my favorite living author. Okay. I stop now. Nuff said.
Add a Comment:
 
:iconjocelyner:
JocelyneR Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
Awesome work, great expression! :heart:
Reply
:iconxcinnx:
xCINNx Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
Thank you so much! I wish it was this easy everytime! :heart:
Reply
:icondaxusx:
daxusx Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012
David Is a great work :squee:
Reply
:iconxcinnx:
xCINNx Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012
aw. Dear Dax. So sorry to miss these wonderful comments. I am back now. Thank you so much!
You are such a great friend, and I am sorry that I have been slow to show things lately. I will change that. I promise. More soon, and it is so encouraging that you have taken the time to be so kind.
Though I haven't been speaking to anyone much lately, I always cherish your kind comments, as I cherish you.
My love,
:heart:
Reply
:icondaxusx:
daxusx Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
:iconalesiandra:
Reply
:iconxcinnx:
xCINNx Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
aw. :hug:!!
Reply
:icondaxusx:
daxusx Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
:iconallmyloveplz:
Reply
:iconhermetic-wings:
Hermetic-Wings Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Umberto Eco is one of my favorite writer also..."the name of the Rose" and Boudolino" was really very good works...There must a few more ı read from him but can not remember the names of them. So happy to show my respects to him via yopur submission. Thanks for sharing such a big name and sucha good composition my friend. :clap:
Reply
:iconxcinnx:
xCINNx Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012
I am sorry I have not been responding, and even sorrier I have not said much to you in awhile. I must try soon. Thank you for your comments on Dear Eco. I am not surprised that you love him too, but I am very pleased. Baudolino is one of my favorite books. I have missed you. My love from here. :heart:
Reply
:iconhermetic-wings:
Hermetic-Wings Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Take your time my dear friend! If you have something to say you will note me :D
Eco is a legend, and I am also deep fan of "The name of the rose"...Baudolino was a man of travel and allthough he has many place to settle he was never settle to one of them. As far as I remember ( It'S been long time ago)
hope to see you on your latest submissions :D
Reply
:iconxcinnx:
xCINNx Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012
There will be some things soon that I have been either too busy or too lazy to show. I have good feelings about some of them. I do love Name of The Rose, too. It was my introduction to Eco. Baudolino comes from the odd appearance of a falsified letter from a fake person during those times. Eco wrote about it once in an essay on the power of the false. I have read much of his non fiction as well, but some of his stuff on linguistics is dizzying to me. I really enjoyed a children's book he wrote called "The Three Astronauts". What can I say? I love Eco. :)
When I can cobble some sensible thoughts together, I will surely send you a note. Until then, much love, my friend. :heart:
Reply
:iconhermetic-wings:
Hermetic-Wings Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:nod:
Sent me what you think about Ammin Maalof! do you know him? A Frech speaking writer lives in France but oriented by Lebanon...
Reply
:iconxcinnx:
xCINNx Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012
Maalof sounds familiar. Has he written on the crusades by any chance?
If so, I have read him and think he is brilliant.
I believe the book I am thinking of is "The Crusades Through Arab Eyes"
is that him?
Reply
:iconhermetic-wings:
Hermetic-Wings Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
of course!... ıt was one of the best novel of him according to me... That's Maalof!... you can not imagine how happy to know you loved him :nod:
Reply
:iconxcinnx:
xCINNx Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012
Wow. That is weird and random. I was studying the subject and his book came up. So I read it. And loved it. I am happy for that, and happy that I am not the only one that read it. More people should. Not just for a past perspective, but for a current one. :heart:
Reply
(1 Reply)
:iconkrissy6:
krissy6 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012
very well done.. great work.
Reply
:iconxcinnx:
xCINNx Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012
Thank you very much. Sorry i have not responded to your kindnesses yet.
AOIAK
Reply
:iconartbybeverly:
ArtBYbeverly Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I am so pleased that you introduced me to Eco's books, and I will continue to seek them out in the library! My next will be Baudolino since you give it top marks lol :)

This drawing is a wonderful depiction of Umberto and it gives me the impression he is in deep thought or daydreaming about his next masterpiece! Well done, great likeness!
Reply
:iconarachnowolf:
ArachnoWolf Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool beans. :)
Reply
:iconxcinnx:
xCINNx Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012
Thanks! :)
Reply
:iconarachnowolf:
ArachnoWolf Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Welcome :)
Reply
:iconxcinnx:
xCINNx Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012
:heart:
and I mean it!
Reply
:iconcanankk:
Canankk Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012
I love it :heart:
Reply
:iconxcinnx:
xCINNx Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012
Thank you, dear one :heart:
Reply
Add a Comment:
 
×
  • Art Print
  • Canvas
  • Photo
Download JPG 6372 × 4957




Details

Submitted on
September 26, 2012
Image Size
14.4 MB
Resolution
6372×4957
Link
Thumb
Embed

Stats

Views
226
Favourites
21 (who?)
Comments
30
Downloads
5

Camera Data

×