When visiting the Accademia Gallery in Venice you should not miss this revolutionary painting The old Woman (La vecchia) by Giorgio da Castelfranco. It was an unknown, unusual and unthinkable subject for the time, destined to remain a unique work of art. Let us try to learn more and decode together this painting.
The prisons in the Doge’s Palace in Venice: How and who designed them? Was it possible to escape? From the “pozzi” and the “piombi”, dungeons with little consideration for human needs, to the new prisons, a fascinating post talking about “beauty, comfort and security”.
Roberto Piffer is a young tailor, he opened his atelier towards the end of October 2021,
right here in Venice, near Ruga Giuffa, just off Campo Santa Maria Formosa. Authenticity, custom work, sensitivity and attention to detail: Roberto Piffer is all of this and, moreover, he is for me a wonderful presence in the world of Venetian craftsmanship, a precious bridge between the past and future of this profession.
Cristina Gregorin reviews the book by Neal E. Robbins “Venice. An odyssey. Hope, Anger and the Future of the city”, a text that well describes the difficulties of a city that is emblematic for many other historic cities, caught between the tourism industry and its fragility.
Isabella Canali Andreini was the one who really started the profession of actress, ennobling this often discredited and opposed profession. Besides, her name, Isabella, coincides with a specific character of the Commedia dell’Arte, that of the “Innamorata” or “l’Amorosa”, such was her skill in giving depth and credibility to the characters she played on stage.