Archive for the ‘Churches’ Category

Italian Pop Star

Wednesday, May 7th, 2014

We need to be aware of all that’s going on…

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Enjoy! And practice your Italian.

And watch the audience (her fellow sisters) in this one:

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Here’s an article from today’s New York Times.

Veronese in London

Monday, May 5th, 2014

There are quite a few paintings by Veronese that we’ll miss this summer — they’ll be at the National Gallery in London until June 15. Take a look at the NGL’s website and short videos to see what they have and to get a preview of some of the other works by him that I hope we’ll see, such as the ceiling paintings at San Sebastiano (near our hotel) focusing on the story of Esther.Screen Shot 2014-05-05 at 5.07.40 PM Here’s a detail of The Crowing of Esther.

 

Torcello

Thursday, May 1st, 2014

We’ll be on the Island of Torcello the morning of Friday, May 16. Here’s a short video to give you some idea of what you’ll see.

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This island in the Venetian lagoon gives us an opportunity to think about what Venice might have looked like in the 5th and 6 centuries.

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The image above left shows what survives of the ecclesiastical center of Torcello (8th-11th cs.), and the image at right is a view from the bell tower of Sta. M. Assunta.