My Recent Instagram PicsFun window at an antique store in ArezzoJust a few days ago yet a world apartLooking upriver and down from #pontevecchioIt's been 9 years since we've been to #florenceitaly They have cleaned most of the #florenceduomo and the transformation is stunning. As are the crowds. More pleasant was a revisit to #santacroce where Donatello, Michelangelo and other notable Renaissance figures are buried. We ran into our Arezzo friend #giorgiovasari who oversaw the Santa Croce Michelangelo memorial which has 3 female figures representing 3 of the arts - painting, sculpture and architecture. And Visario painted the fresco that you see them restoring. The yellow stuff on the picture of the woman cleaning is varnish that she is removing to bring back the beauty of the painting. Fun to see. Santa Croce is big, with cloisters, chapels, yards. Hard to believe that in 1966 a flood of the Arno river rose 30 feet into this building ruining much art.
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We’ve just finished our last art/culture trip. We’ve sold the business after 15 years. The last 13 of the 15 we married a variety of art courses to the inspiration of Italian life. It has been transformative. When we began … Continue reading
We in the West are doers. We are predisposed culturally to always be doing. We are raised to not have idle hands – the work of the devil. It is an unbelievable curse, for there is so much to be … Continue reading
I am going to start something here. We’ll see if I stick to it. I may not, but then again . . . I’ve been meditating for 2 months now. Prior to this I had tried but found I could … Continue reading
Though Perry had been declining for weeks, and we knew he would soon die, when he did it left an emptiness. A softness. A sadness. A tenderness. Too, his death was an awakening making me look at this gorgeous world … Continue reading