This half-length portrait painting by the Italian Renaissance artist Leonardo da Vinci that has been described as “the best known, the most visited, the most written about, the most sung about, the most parodied work of art in the world.
Swackett salutes Christopher Whitelaw Pine; an American actor in films and television who is best known for his role as James T. Kirk in the 2009 film “Star Trek”, and its sequel, “Star Trek Into Darkness”. (born August 26th)
Swackett salutes Octavia Lenora Spencer; an American actress best known for her role as Minny, the outspoken maid in the 2011 film The Help, for which she won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress and the BAFTA for Best Supporting Actress, among other accolades. (born May 25th)
Swackett remembers the late James Maitland Stewart; an American film and stage actor known for his distinctive drawl voice and down-to-earth persona — shown here in the film It’s A Wonderful Life. (born May 20th).