Subject 6: Pictures from Italy

In 2018 I visited Italy for the first time.  I was so taken with what I saw, especially the unique and startling city of Venice that I visited again in March 2019 for a week.  So I have seen Venice briefly in early winter and early spring.

About Venice Henry James wrote in an 1882 essay, “There is notoriously nothing more to be said on the subject…I am not sure there is not a certain impudence in pretending to add anything to it”.  In answer to those words even if I can say nothing new I hope to interpret Venice as I saw and experienced it.

“Early One Morning”

“A Room with a View”

“The Remains of the Day”

Silent Night

Sunrise Reflected

For the small drawings “Summer Rain 1 & 2” I have stepped out of Venice, but not far.  Still in the Veneto, in the town of Verona – from a trip in June/July 2018.

Summer Rain 1, July 2019

Summer Rain 2, September 2019

…and back to Venice again…

“Winter Rain” October 2019

“Deep in Castello”.  August 2019

“An Italian Dream” November 2019 (from Lido)

“Eventide” December 2019

“Look Out” (Rome) December 2019

“Most Serene”  January 2020

“Ascension” February 2020

“Quiet Time”    April 2020

“The Hospital Cat”  June 2020

“Composition with Cat”  June 2020

“All the World’s a Stage” August 2020

“Another Time” is not quite Italy but just across the border in the French Alps; the town of Chamonix-Mont-Blanc.

“Another Time”  September 2020