2020, or the Consolations of Art

2020, or the Consolations of Art

Tweet Well. There we are then. So long 2020, the year in which the world turned on its head, and in which so many people’s lives were cut short or irreparably altered. The Ruccellai Madonna, Duccio di Buoninsegna, c.1285.Uffizi Galleries, 15 October 2020, 5pm On...
The Field of Mars Live. 5th November, 2020.

The Field of Mars Live. 5th November, 2020.

Tweet Earlier this month, I made my foray into live online onsite tours with an hour long wander over the Palatine Hill and down to the Roman Forum courtesy of a webinar, my phone’s excellent camera, a gimbal to avoid jerkiness, and the help of my pal Martina on the...
Week 26

Week 26

Tweet Week 26 of what, you might wonder. Will I carry on numbering my posts for all eternity? Will there be a moment in which we can say “well that’s finished now”? Monday marked twenty-six weeks since the beginning of the Italian national...