Tag Archives: Italian art

Dream of Venice – Architecture

Dream of Venice Architecture 5

Dream of Venice Architecture is the second book in the series edited by JoAnn Locktov that shares the enchanting beauty of the city. Like her first book Dream of Venice – where Locktov collected short essays from people who have … Continue reading

giorgio morandi – still life abstracts

Giorgio_Morandi_Zwirner

Giorgio Morandi (1890-1964) painted some of my favorite and most stunning still life compositions of the 20th century. For an artist who never travelled outside of Europe, and rarely strayed far from his hometown of Bologna, Morandi’s art now has … Continue reading

you too can dream of venice

Dream-Venice-Book

Venice is one of those magical cities that you never forget. As an interior designer and art consultant, I am constantly seeking inspiration and ideas, and fond memories of my trips to Venice will often lead me to try a … Continue reading

the superb belle epoque 19th century art of boldini

Boldini-landscape

When the Sotheby’s New York’s 19th Century European Art catalogue arrived on my desk this week, I was amazed to see this brilliant landscape by Boldini amongst a handful of very good portraits by the master.  I’m not sure I’ve … Continue reading

the last: day 5 of 5: travelling to Europe in the 18th century (Venice)

Michele Marieschi, Venice: The Piazza San Marco from the Torre dell’Orologio, courtesy of Sotheby’s As the summer vacations are on us, I thought it interesting to look back at what travelling to Europe – and in particular Paris, Rome, Naples and Venice … Continue reading

day 4 of 5: travelling to Europe in the 18th century (Naples)

Continuing along on our Grand Tour, this week we’ve visited Paris and Rome and now we move further south in Italy.  Pompeii, the Roman city lost to Vesuvius in 79AD, was rediscovered by a Spanish engineer in 1748.  Located just … Continue reading

day 3 of 5: travelling to Europe in the 18th century (Rome – Decorative Art)

image credit: Badminton Cabinet: copyright © 2013 Fürstliche Sammlungen Art Service GmbH & Co. OG / The Princely Collections of Lichtenstein Yesterday our Grand Tour brought us to Rome after a stop in Paris, and as everyone knows, one day … Continue reading