One of my favourite topics is Art. I haven't been writing about art in a while, thus I thought to go back to my very personal expert, Luca Simoncello, to discuss about his latest excursion to Venice, one of the best destination on earth for those who are mad about the arts.
Venice becomes Venice as soon as you leave the most crowded allys or as soon as you turn a corner and end up in a “campo” where there are no commercial shops, but an old tavern, one of those with the wrinkled paper tablecloth and straw chairs.
Palazzo Madama is a National Monument. Before being a Museum, hosting a prominent collection which spans from the Romanesque and Gothic artifacts, to the local Renaissance paitings and the Baroque architecture, it is one of the oldest building in town, as well as one of the oldest in Italy.
I was very pleased today when I opened my browser and saw that Google decided to celebrate Artemisia Gentileschi through the daily doodle.
If one wanted to go to the sepulchres of the most famous Venetian painters he would realize that the burials of Titian, Tintoretto and Veronese are located inside real and unparalleled chests of art, far from the spots where massive tourism usually go.
Florence is not only the cradle of the Italian language, but also the place where arts and architecture are so overwhelming that Stendhal coined the phrase “Syndrome of Florence” (aka Stendhal Syndrome) to identify that kind of sickness that affects very sensitive people before an art masterpiece.
The works of the most important painting masters in history of the art are often expeted to be kept at popular Museums around the world such as the Louvre, the Vatican Museums, the Uffizi, the Hermitage, the Prado, the Met...Although it might pretty often be true, there is quite a wide number of masterpieces that are kept at Museums you don't expect. Today we will discover a recently restored painting by Caravaggio, kept at the Royal Palace of Hamton Court, just outside London. Go and visit it.