Ciao Italia – The most bella man!

The next stop on my first day here in Florence was to the Galleria dell’Accademia, which is the home of Michelangelo’s DAVID. A little history courtesy of the Web Gallery of Art. “When in Rome at the end of the 15th Century, Michelangelo carved the first of his major works, the Bacchus (Florence, Bargello) and … Read more

Titian’s pale and fleshy beauties on the market

Diana and Actaeon (1556 – 1559) by Titian (Tiziano Vecellio) Diana and Callisto (1556 – 1559) by Titian (Tiziano Vecellio) Based on Ovid’s Metamorphoses, these paintings are part of a group of six that Titian produced for Philip II of Spain between 1556 and 1559. Revered for their dramatic energy and Titian’s striking palette, they … Read more