Tag Archives: Maria Boscola

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

Posted in A Beautiful Woman in Venice, Gondolas, Italian heritage, Venice | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

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

Posted in A Beautiful Woman in Venice, Italian heritage, Venice, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

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

Posted in A Beautiful Woman in Venice, Gondolas, Venice, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

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

Posted in A Beautiful Woman in Venice, Venice, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

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

Posted in A Beautiful Woman in Venice, Venice, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

“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

Posted in A Beautiful Woman in Venice, Venice, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

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

Posted in A Beautiful Woman in Venice, Gondolas, Venice | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment