Italy

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

Roman Mosaics Across The Empire – Arcadia at Getty Villa

Roman Mosaics Across The Empire – Arcadia at Getty Villa

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Roman Mosaics Across the Empire an exhibition at Getty Villa 30 March – 12 Sept 2016 reveals how ancient Romans were surrounded daily by beautiful art & imagery

David Henderson – Capturing Italy’s Essence, Exhibition 2015

David Henderson – Capturing Italy’s Essence, Exhibition 2015

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Capturing Italy’s essence internationally renowned Brisbane artist David Henderson presents his annual exhibition, Graydon Gallery, Brisbane 21 – 30 August 2015

David Henderson – An Artists Eye in Rome, Florence & Venice

David Henderson – An Artists Eye in Rome, Florence & Venice

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Light, atmosphere, architecture and art are at the very essence of David Henderson’s work as he paints en plein air in Rome, Florence and Venice on show in Rome

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Abydos & Herculaneum – Helping Us to Understand Antiquity

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Professor O’Connor and Professor Wallace-Hadrill have spent a great deal of time excavating and conserving sites that continue to yield spectacular discoveries

Amorini in a wallpainting in the Casa Vettii at Pompeii

Love Jewellery – Rome to Renaissance Pt 1

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A belief gold and gemstones had an effect on the affairs of many has not been limited to any culture and tokens of human affection were jewelled objects of love

Villa San Michelle Garden

The Alchemy of Staying Well – In a Renaissance Garden

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When in 1563 Humanist Poet Annibal Caro retired into private life, to alternate between Rome and the countryside, he said ‘I seem to have found the alchemy of staying well’

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Adam in Georgian London – Investing in the Future of Style

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18th century Scottish architect Robert Adam perfected his knowledge of architecture on his Grand Tour by examining and drawing outstanding monuments from antiquity in Italy

Positano, Perfect For Shopping and Pretty As A Picture

Positano, Perfect For Shopping and Pretty As A Picture

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So close, yet worlds away from Naples, is picturesque Positano. Situated on the Amalfi Coast, where dramatic cliffs hug the sea, this is a playground for Italians and tourists alike. It is easy to see why. The Med lapping at the shores of volcanic beaches (this is black sand and…

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Heaven on Earth? – Palladian Villa at Padua nearby to Venice

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The precise location of heaven on earth has never really been established. However it could be at the Villa Moro Malipiero at Padua, nearby to Venice in Northern Italy.

Artist David Henderson – Deepening the Mystery of Light

Artist David Henderson – Deepening the Mystery of Light

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This spring Brisbane artist David Henderson will hold his 2011 Exhibition in the Graydon Gallery at New Farm in Brisbane. What David offers in the 30+ works on offer is a glimpse of pure joy. They are evocative atmospheric scenes, mostly from the ancient Italian city La Serenissima (The Most Serene Republic) Venice, where with his brush and colour on canvas he constantly explores the elusive qualities of light, seeking to access its ever-deepening mysteries.