Saturday, September 30, 2017
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Saturday, September 23, 2017
Worth the Wait: A Titian Returns to I Frari
|Titian's Ca' Pesaro Madonna newly re-installed in the church of Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari|
|Here's looking at you, kid.|
After five years of intensive analysis and restoration funded by the American non-profit Save Venice organization, Titian's great Madonna di Ca' Pesaro is now back in its familiar spot in the church of Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari.
For a very interesting account of the particular challenges that the painting presented to restorers, and of the methods used to discover the factors (both recent and long past) that contributed to its deterioration, as well as the strategies to address and prevent future degradation, visit Save Venice's page on the work: https://savevenice.org/our-restorations/titian-c-1485-1576-madonna-of-ca-pesaro-1519-1526-oil-on-canvas-church-of-santa-maria-gloriosa-dei-frari/.
And then visit the work itself as soon as you have the chance.
Monday, September 18, 2017
Friday, September 15, 2017
Details, Details... Murano in Late Afternoon
Sunday, September 10, 2017
Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Tuesday, September 5, 2017
Six Views of Sunday's Regata Storica
|It's the colorful pageantry of the corteo or boat parade before the races that draws most of the tourists, who then tend to disperse....|
|...and miss the excitement of races like the 6-man caorline (above), whose first 3 boats were tightly packed from start to finish.|
|On their way to their tenth Regata Storica victory, however, Anna Mao and Romina Ardit dominated from the get-go, leaving the rest of the field to compete for second place|
Sunday, September 3, 2017
Too Close for Comfort at Today's Regata Storica
|One agonista reacts angrily as the gondolino of two competitors interferes with his oar as they approach the Rialto Bridge|
Friday, September 1, 2017
Day For Night
A huge lightning flash (out of the frame at left) lights up the Grand Canal during a tumultuous storm in the wee hours of this morning.
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