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Postcards from Italy: Stumbling onto Surprise

Dear friends:

In Florence, every time you turn around . . . you run into art that makes you gasp!  A Michelangelo here.  A Donatello there.  Botticelli to your right.  The Duomo to your left.

And you expect that.  (That's probably why you're there, in fact.)

But I never quite expected this!

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Modern, public art!

This installation - Personal/Unpersonal by architect Simone D'Auria - is currently on display at the Longarno Hotel in Florence.

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(Embiggen to read more about the installation. The second paragraph is in English.)

It was fun to stumble onto something incredibly modern and unexpected . . . in a city already full of incredible art!

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It sort of took my breath away . . .

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in a city full of gasp-worthy sights.

(Tomorrow . . . Venice. . . )

Ciao!

 

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Carole

That IS awesome! The unexpected is always welcome.

Patty

So cool! You're pretty quickly bumping Florence to the very top of my list!

Bonny

Surprising and interesting! I really like that Florence values contemporary art along with all of their Renaissance art.

margene

I'm so glad I followed the link as it's hard to tell she put animal heads on human bodies. Very interesting and a fun find!

Jo

Your photos and descriptions make me feel almost as I've been there...almost! Today was especially interesting, except when I embiggened, the type was blurry. Ah well, that's why they invented Google!

Marilyn

How cool is that!! :)

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