Stone carving is an important part of the Italian sculpture tradition, and taking a stone carving class in Florence for the past 3 months, I have grown to appreciate it all the more since I now understand the process and amount of skill and work that goes into creating such beautifully carved pieces. I recently visited … Continue reading Ashley Gibbs Artistic Reflection
Artemisia Gentileschi at the Palazzo Braschi in Roma
Uffizi Gallery McKenzie West During a recent trip to the Uffizi, the lives of paintings opened before me. Previously stale religious artworks presented themselves in a vibrant, incredibly rich world. I felt the expanse of emotional depth. I understood the time and focus spent on the construction of the intricate, jeweled patterns. I finally could … Continue reading McKenzie West – The Uffizi Gallery
Upon entering Museo del Tessuto I had no prior knowledge of what this museum contained. The featured exhibit, Il Giardino Delle Delizie (Garden of Delights), with artwork by contemporary Canadian artist Marjolein Dallinga, was an interesting add-on to the already dense textile mill.
When first going into the Chapel, you go through a sort of sensory overload. There just seems to be so much of everything everywhere. You see so many things at once; it’s a flash of colors and shapes. Your eyes are jumping all over the room, you enter a trance-like state trying to take every detail in, you become enamored with the painting.
There are many colors of Italian architecture, for example, red, yellow, pink. I think this is Baroque architecture. They have the rich decoration and sculpture, strong colors, commonly used interspersed surface and oval space. I look at the buildings in Prato they have red of top and yellow of body. It is different for China.