Hey Frank, my name is Collin. To be honest I didn’t know of you until recently (sorry). I am a big fan of the Medici series, it is true gold. I was unfamiliar with the Medici family until I, somehow, stumbled onto it on Netflix. The way the story of the family is told is truly incredible and it is my "go to" when I need something to watch (that and The Office, can you blame me, though?).
Anyway, to take this e-mail out of some state of randomness, I was doing some reading on Monet’s San Giorgio Maggiore painting (my favorite), then into Manet, then Renoir, then Pissarro, Sisley, Rodin... you get the point. Then it led me to some readings on the opposition and resistance the Impressionist movement and artists came up against in the painting world. I am, in no way, a student of art or its history, but I was watching the “Original Sin” episode during the time I was reading these articles and couldn’t help but think there was potential to explore and look into a possible project, told in a similar fashion as Medici is. I don’t know, I’ve had a glass of wine or two, but felt pretty confident so I tracked down your mailbag and hammered this e-mail out. Just a thought!