Tag Archives: Maria Boscola

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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ABWIV: Maria Boscola

My last post discussed the water that appears to be cleaner in Venice’s canals and lagoons, particularly affected by the lack of boats that usually stir up the sediment. This got me thinking about Venetian boats, which led me to … Continue reading

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More Remarkable Venetian Women

A Beautiful Woman in Venice details the lives of Venetian women from the 1300s onwards, dipping a toe into the 1800s. Then I came across this page from┬áVenezia Autentica, which describes a number of “my” Venetian women and then adds … Continue reading

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Next Recital Opportunity

  Join us this Sunday, August 7, at 4:30 for a lovely afternoon of music and lecture. Once again, Tina Paulson will regale you with songs by and about Venetian women, while I fill in the details of their history … Continue reading

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Some Artwork Worth Noticing

I spotted these interesting works at the Museo Correr today. Here’s a painting by Giovanni Bellini where Jesus actually looks like he’s from the Middle East. Or does he look like he’s from the Planet of the Apes? This one … Continue reading

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Recital this Sunday!

Put it on your calendar! The Beautiful Woman in Venice recital returns! Sunday, May 22, join us at the Italian American Heritage Society in San Jose to hear me talk about Venetian women composers, musicians, and more. I’ll be accompanied … Continue reading

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“It’s Time to Redefine Beauty”

Check out this new website, which promotes nonfiction books by posting articles about their topics. As NFReads.com says on the site, “Learn something new every week: get weekly updates on interesting articles by nonfiction authors and discover their books.” It … Continue reading

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Reliving the Recital

Our Beautiful Woman in Venice recital was a few weeks ago at the Woodside Priory, and I apologize for only now posting some pictures. (This blog has been quiet for a couple weeks as life got busy; expect some catching … Continue reading

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Come to the Recital!

This Friday, January 8, I’ll be presenting a lecture and recital with Ms. Tina Paulson, soprano. She’ll be singing selections related to women in my book A Beautiful Woman in Venice. Here’s the program: * Introduction to Venetian women and … Continue reading

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Race Number Five

May 25, 1784, Maria Boscola won big–her fifth regatta win in a span of forty years. Women had raced in regattas (boat races) since 1493. An island community like Venice, where every nonna knew how to row a boat, allowed … Continue reading

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