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The Italian Job

The Italian Job
Baroque Instrumental Music from the Italian States
La Serenissima, Adrian Chandler
Rachel Chaplin and Gail Hennessy, oboes, Peter Whelan, bassoon
Avie AV2371. 76’23…
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What’s in a Painting? Taking a Closer Look at Paolo Veronese’s Masterpiece: Feast in the House of Levi (c. 1573)

“I paint and compose figures.” ~ Paolo Veronese

At first glance this Italian Renaissance painting appears to be depicting your average 16th century lavish Venetian banquet; but when you focus on the central figures beneath the middle arch it becomes apparent that it’s actually a scene of Jesus and his twelve disciples at…

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Art

Five reasons why Venice is my favourite city

Jane and I have just got back from a five night break, split between Verona, which was new to both of us, and Venice, which I have long contended is my favourite city in the world. 815 more words

Europe

The Village Without Streets

I admire Venice because it’s an amazing and unique town with all of its islands and isles interconnected with a great number of bridges. La Serenissima… 289 more words

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