Florence (Firenze) Day 4 & 5

Another set of beautiful days in Italy.  I’ve been having a ball.  Today I went to a De Chirico / Max Ernst / Magritte / Balthus exhibit.  It was amazing seeing this early 20th Century art in context with all of the older work I have been seeing here in Italy, it means a lot […]

Florence (Firenze) Day 2 & 3

This is where I am going to write some stuff when I get a chance.  Until then enjoy the pictures.

Rome Day 11, 12, 13, & 14

Wow, the last few days have sped by incredibly fast.  I haven’t had as many pictures to post, since the galleries we visited over the past few days did not allow us to take pictures.  Last Saturday I was able to go to a Caravaggio show in Rome.  It was life altering, which is an […]

Rome Day 10

Here we are into day 10 of my study abroad in Italy.  This trip has been awesome.  Today I saw some of the most inspiring works for me to date.  We went to the Borghese Villa and saw Bernini’s David, Apollo and Daphne, and Pluto and Persephone.  They were amazing.  I am not sure there […]

Rome Day 9

Our study into the Baroque period began today.  I have been looking forward to this for a long time.  I love Bernini’s sculptures his ability to translate surface textures into marble was unprecedented and a major breakthrough in his time.  Even by today’s standards he is genius in his sculpting abilities.

Hard to keep up.

It is hard to keep up with everything I have seen and am experiencing.  I find it hard to believe that I have been in Rome for a week now.  I have hundreds of photos to post and man thoughts to share.  I think I will have to restructure the way I am posting these […]