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Where Casanova Lives Now

After seeing the recent exhibit “Casanova: The Seduction of Europe,” and visiting Marco Leeflang, we got to wondering where are the portraits of Casanova? They were not displayed at the exhibit. Marco knew that Giuseppe Bignami owned one, but where … Continue reading

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The Voyeur

Last week when I was in the Netherlands, I visited the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. They had a special exhibit called “High Society,” which featured enormous full-length portraits of people in the upper classes from a number of centuries and countries. … Continue reading

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Meeting Marco

You can’t find him on Wikipedia. I guess you just have to go to his house. So I got on an airplane and flew for 11 hours then took a train and a taxi and ended up at the house of … Continue reading

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Peeking Out

Love this image. Did any of you see this last summer?

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Casanova Seduces Nine at Once

  What does a Suspicious  Husband taste like? That’s what I had for lunch last weekend in the museum cafe. I finally made the trip to San Francisco to see the exhibit “Casanova: The Seduction of Europe” at the Legion of … Continue reading

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The Horse from Paradise Lost

Anyone remember this horse and rider from Il Paradiso Perduto? He used to sit near the front door (though he seemed to wander to different parts of the establishment each time I went). This was back in the day, before … Continue reading

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Venice, My Muse: An Interview with Laura Morelli

As you probably know, or could guess, I read a lot of books about Venice or set in Venice. So I was delighted a few years back to discover Laura Morelli’s book The Gondola Maker, which married my love of … Continue reading

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