Tag Archives: Venice history

La Morte di Casanova

Today being June 4, the date of Casanova’s death, it seemed like the perfect time to post this. Apparently there is some controversy about Casanova’s death, that he didn’t actually die on June 4, 1798. I reached out to Pablo … Continue reading

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Venice, Wish You Were Here #8

This one is interesting because the postal rubber stamp is different. Most of the postcards I’ve shared here have a round rubber stamp, often from Venezia Ferrovia. But this one is Palazzo Grassi. Too bad part of it is missing! … Continue reading

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Recreations: Sarra Copia Sulam

Hasn’t Karen captured Sarra Copia Sulam’s look so perfectly? That wistful smile is lovely. Thanks, Karen, for adding to the gallery! I hope this will inspire more people to send me their photos to recreate these beautiful women. Sarra Copia … Continue reading

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Recreations: Lucrezia Marinella

Karen has recreated this image of Lucrezia Marinella, the genre-defying author from the 1500s. I don’t know how the women back then created those little horns with their hair, and I don’t blame Karen for not trying to mimic that … Continue reading

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Recreations: Luisa Bergalli Gozzi

Swift on the heels of Laura’s portrait of Isabella, I received this contribution from Tina, who has captured the look of Luisa Bergalli Gozzi. The original portrait comes from the frontispiece of her anthology of Venetian women writers, an important … Continue reading

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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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Live Chat this Friday!

I’ve been invited by the Casanova Museum and Experience in Venice to participate in their live chat series, and I invite you to listen in! They featured Ian Kelly, author of a biography on Casanova, a couple weeks ago. It … 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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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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