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Crusader Money Hideaway

When Mimmo Vestita remodeled his garage in Grottaglie, Italy, he discovered the floor of a Roman villa and with a little more probing he found a Byzantine crypt under his driveway.

Dressed Alike Artists

Funny meeting of artists who unbeknowingly were wearing the same clothes.

at the VENICE BIENNALE & LIVING IN EXTRAORDINARY TIMES

A quick tour of Arsanale exhibit of amazing African artists- El Anatsui and Michael Armitage-- Venice Biennale, 2019

VISIT A FINE ART PRINT SHOP IN ITALY

Visit master artisan printmaker Giancarlo Busato in his laboratory in Vicenza, Italy.

ENCOMPASSING INVISIBLE ENERGIES

When I was artist-in-residence in the town of Otranto, Italy, I became intensely attracted to the Ottoman weapons (Cannonballs everywhere!) perhaps because my father and uncles had been in the armed service by the sea--Iwo Gima, Siege of Rome, Battle of Dunkirk, the Philippines-- and this combination of sensations and memories called me to make art from the weapons.

Casting Cannonballs from 1480 Siege of Italy

To capture the essence of war in her sculptures, artist Christine Palamidessi used weapons from the 1480 siege of Italy.

Series of summer watercolors done in-and-around Rome, Italy.

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