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Say “Ahhh!”

In Venice this summer I visited the new Istituto di tecnologia dentale nel rinascimento. As you can see, it features artwork relating to early dental practices. Advertisements

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Catching the Creative Process

I whipped out my camera to catch the creative process, as Manuel Carriòn demonstrated how he creates his series of inky watercolors. With a wet brush, he spontaneously draws lines and swirls reminiscent of Chinese calligraphy. Before this water can … Continue reading

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Marisa’s Prosecco Secret

  I didn’t realize there were so many kinds of Italian crackers and chips! Apparently Marisa Convento did, though, and she had set them all out for us to enjoy when she opened her jewelry shop, Venetian Dreams on Calle … Continue reading

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Gondola Is a Color

My talented friend Laura, who has traveled to Venice with me on multiple occasions, sent me her latest artwork: Apparently “gondola” is a color. And it floats. That is one really long oar.

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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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