Roman Weekend, Part 1

A few weeks ago, I took a weekend away from Florence to explore La Città Eterna; the Eternal City of Rome, Italy! When I first made my way to Florence at the beginning of the summer, a Roman weekend was on the top of my “to do” list. Mid-August, my friends and I made it happen! I […]

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La Cappella degli Scrovegni

I have to start by saying that, wanting to see The Scrovegni Chapel was a dream of mine since I learned about it in my first college art history class so many years ago. As time and more classes had gone by, I have learned more about the artist, the project, and the chapel, and […]

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One Morning at the Château de Versailles

“There are many people at Versailles today” – Marie Antoinette to Madame du Barry (Side note before I begin: remember when I wrote about the Visitors to Versailles exhibit at the Met?! This felt like a full circle moment!) Over the weekend, I had the great opportunity to visit a friend who has made the […]

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Visiting the Museo Palazzo Vecchio

I have to start out by saying that I have now been to Florence three times, and I have walked passed the Palazzo Vecchio a countless amount of times in the regular comings and goings of my Florentine life, but this was the FIRST time I had ever gone into see the Museo Palazzo Vecchio! […]

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An Early Morning at the Gallerie Degli Uffizi

I can’t believe it took me two weeks to write my first blog post from Florence!! My Florentine life has been quite busy between my language and history of art classes, as well as daily homework; add in the day-to-day list of errands that are required when setting up a new life and apartment, social […]

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Andy Warhol: From A to B and Back Again

  “If you’re not trying to be real, you don’t have to get it right. That’s art.” – Andy Warhol ———————————————– This will be my first blog post and foray into an exhibition on — wait for it — MODERN ART, and (gasp!) an exhibit not at the Met!!! The latest blockbuster exhibit to hit New […]

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Delacroix

“What I found so fine about Delacroix is precisely that he reveals the liveliness of things, and the expression and the movement, that he is utterly beyond the paint” – Vincent van Gogh, 1885 ______________________________________________ I was back at the Met this past weekend to catch up with one of the most famous, talented, renown, […]

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Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination

To me and many other lovers of art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art is already considered our heaven on earth … or at least, a piece of heaven within Manhattan. On my latest trip to the museum, I realized heaven had come to us by way of museum’s newest exhibition, Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination. Put […]

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Visitors to Versailles: 1682-1789

For those of us who have visited the famed Château de Versailles in Versailles, France, we  fondly remember the feeling of awe and unapologetic pomposity of the gilded creation that Louis XIV, made his home and the seat of French court in the 17th century. With its famed former residents, masterful works of art, French […]

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