Posts Tagged ‘art’

The Grand Canal Venice Photo by Michael David

Impressions of Venice

Venice continues to enchant visitors from across the globe with its unique geography, fascinating history, elegant facades and palaces – and of course, the iconic Grand Canal. I returned to [...]

San Lorenzo - cloister Photo by Victoria DeMaio

The Story of the San Lorenzo Complex in Florence

The Medici family acquired enormous power and wealth as bankers and financiers influencing the legacy of Florence and Tuscany for centuries. From Cosimo the Elder in the 15th century to the last [...]

VENICE Photo by Brandan Dolan Gavitt

The Charm of Scuola Grande di San Rocco

Venice houses many treasures. San Marco, the Ducal Palace and the Rialto Bridge are just some of the best. But there are others that are tucked away, out of sight. They hide in amongst the trees [...]

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Rome – A City of Visual Art

All of the world's major cities have art galleries of various distinction but when you visit Rome, it quickly becomes evident that Rome itself is probably the world's greatest gallery of visual art.

Tuscan Hills - Photo  by Flavours Holidays

Refresh your perspective on an Italian art holiday

I am an ardent fan of the author Sarah Dunant. Her books, invariably set in Italy, are always intelligent and enjoyable. Her interest in Italian Art History is a real draw and being both a writer and painter I knew that a trip to Italy to paint was always going to be on the cards one day.

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The 2013 Venice Biennale

Alternative perspectives on previewing the Biennale di Venezia by Stanley Moss

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