Saturday, September 30, 2017
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Saturday, September 23, 2017
|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
Sunday, September 10, 2017
Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Tuesday, September 5, 2017
|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|