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Sharing: Venice by Paint

Postcards from the Boot, a blog by Carla Gambescia, always includes luscious images. Here is her collection of artists’ depictions of our favorite city, titled “Seduced by the Light.” Enjoy!

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A Giant Among Books

You all know that I’m a big fan of Venice (obviously!), but I’m also a big fan of Laura Morelli and her books set in Venice. Her newest book has just come out, and, though it’s set in Florence (gasp!), … Continue reading

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Redefining Beauty: Giustina Rossi

Why have I waited so long to post this video? Giustina Rossi is a Venetian hero and the story from farthest in the past from my collection of Beautiful Women in Venice. I cajoled a stranger on a busy day … Continue reading

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Sharing: Venice by Mirror

Have you seen this new art installation? I won’t try explaining it–you should check out the article and the many photos.

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Recreations: Isabella Teotochi Albrizzi

Wow, someone rose to my challenge right away! My friend Laura, and artist and art teacher, sent this recreation of Isabella Teotochi Albrizzi. The original portrait is by Elisabeth Louise VigeĆ© Le Brun (1792). Doesn’t Laura have the perfect hair? … Continue reading

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Recreations: Maria Boscola

Inspired by the recent wave of artwork recreations, I attempted to recreate the 1784 portrait of Maria Boscola, the regatta racer famed for winning five races (four firsts and one second) in a 44 year span. She’s still remembered by … Continue reading

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More Support for Artisans

My last post about Damocle Bookstore prompted more responses and requests for information about how to support Venetian artisans. JoAnn Locktov shared this link, which lists a wide variety of creators, from painted fabric, to forcole, to glass jewelry. There’s … Continue reading

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Sharing: Gingerbread Venice!

Check out Venice made from gingerbread! This article was sent to me by Rita in Santa Cruz, a fellow author in First Spritz Is Free. A group of architects took on the task and even added details like water flooding … Continue reading

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The Venice Walkby

Are your eyes tripping out? In San Francisco I was passing by an art gallery and saw this 3D painting. Cool, right? I’ve seen this artist’s work in Venice since then, too. Unfortunately, I didn’t write down the artist’s name. … Continue reading

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Casanova’s Less Known Brother

Last year when I visited the Casanovist (and my friend) Marco Leeflang, he showed me the many artworks in his home, most of them by his father. But on the mantel in one room sat this drawing by Giovanni Casanova, … Continue reading

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