I feel the energy of movement that comes from the child leading the way up the pathway.
Category Archives: Italy
The Galleria dell’Accademia & The Statue of David
Today, in 1584, Michelangelo‘s Statue of David was unveiled in Florence. Florence 2004, the Budd family travelled to Italy. The timing was serendipitous. The Statue of David restoration had just been completed and we were able to gain access to the gallery. I was not expecting the emotional response I had when I saw DavidContinue reading “The Galleria dell’Accademia & The Statue of David”
Edgar Degas @ 178
“Everyone has talent at twenty-five. The difficulty is to have it at fifty.” Edgar Degas The art world is commemorating Edgar Degas’ 178th birthday. I have always wondered about our preoccupations with birthdays, because there are so many other days to celebrate. Perhaps it speaks to beginnings, the prelude to being, or maybe it’s simplyContinue reading “Edgar Degas @ 178”
A Burning in Naples
“It is art that makes life, makes interest, makes importance . . . and I know of no substitute whatever for the force and beauty of its process.” Henry James (April 15, 1843 – February 28, 1916) Henry James may have died in the early part of the 1900’s but his ideas are alive andContinue reading “A Burning in Naples”