Arcadian Idyll

Fragment of Facade of Complesso di San Firenze, Florence, Italy

Italy: Place of Pilgrimage – Fusion of Art, Nature & Culture

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Italy and its wealth of historical ruins and art treasures still provides a rich record for visitors tracing man’s journey from prehistory to the present day

Constable: The Making of a Master – Major Show for London

Constable: The Making of a Master – Major Show for London

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Painter John Constable and his artistic legacy has been influential through to our present day and his works will be at V & A Museum London from September 2014

Decameron

Plato and Philosophy – Renaissance Gardens and Earthly Love

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Renaissance designers grasped the idea of a garden everyone would be happy enjoying life and love in together as in Arcadia pastoral home of the Ancient Greeks

Villa-Garden-Capri

Italian Villas & Gardens – The Fatal Gift of Beauty & Water

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The continuing tradition of Italy’s villas fountains and gardens reveal their national love for festive display and enjoying the fatal gift of beauty and water