During my recent trip to Italy I spent a week in the International School of Graphic Design in Venice Italy. I also spent a day in Florence and a couple of days in Milan.
I took hundreds of pictures that will be a source of inspiration and memories for a life time. It is hard to pick just a few for this post but I'll do my best.
What I loved seeing the most was the decay of the buildings, the peeling paint and the graffiti. Those made the cities I visited more human and less tourist attractions. And many of these became just beautiful abstract art that I could happily hang on the walls of my home.I was attracted to these more than to the classical art, although I have an endless appreciation and respect to the work of the masters. As an artist who loves color and texture this city was the perfect destination!
My next post will include impressions from Milan, Florence and the colorful island of Burano.
one of many shops with Carnival theme display
beautiful combination of modern art with old architecture
this unique book store was apparently under water a few times during the 'Acqua Alta'
that Venice is famous for. The owner took advantage of the water soaked books and created walls, stairs and a patio from book bundles. There is also a Gondola inside the store and other boats full of books.