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Celebrating Women’s History–With a Gift for You!

Happy Women’s History Month! We have a few days left to celebrate the many ways that women contribute to our world. To celebrate, I’d like to offer you a free chapter about a remarkable Venetian woman: Giulia Lama. Her work … 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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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: 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: 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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Redefining Beauty: Giustina Renier Michiel

How does one go about translating Shakespeare into other languages? His language is so particular to its time and place, and he coined so many new phrases and has such an immense vocabulary. Yet Giustina Renier Michiel was arguably the … Continue reading

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Venice, My Muse: An Interview with Anna Söderblom

Venice draws people to her from all over the world and for such varied reasons. When I was in Venice last week, I met Anna Söderblom, the subject of this month’s “Venice, My Muse” interview, which I bring to you … Continue reading

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Redefining Beauty: Giustiniana Wynne

I’m here to set the record straight about Giustiniana Wynne. Previously, I wrote and spoke about her affair with Casanova, in which I relate a pretty funny and maybe even bawdy story about their assignation in a garret. But after … Continue reading

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The Lady with the Greyhound

  Riveting. This portrait, one among many stunning likenesses, pulled me towards it. I saw it last spring in Amsterdam. But of course I was also drawn to it because Luisa Casati lived in Venice–lived largely, I should say. Here’s … Continue reading

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