People say Florence is an open-air museum. They’re absolutely right. There’s art everywhere in Florence, inside and outside, so much of it, that your senses are overwhelmed. Later, though, that concentrated richness is a treasure you may sink in with the hope of getting pass the dull moments of everyday life. I overuse the word “inspiration”, but I truly find it when I absorb a little bit of art. Here are some examples of thoughts generating wonders (I’ve included no less than three versions of Venus):
We need you when we’re alone
We need you when we’re tired
We need you when we’ve had enough
We need you when we want change
Please come and stay with us, dear lady
Your time, undoubtedly, has come.
✒What would these people say if they met us on the street? Or on a hill maybe, it’s more natural for them. What would they think of us? Running around with our business, wearing our almighty jeans and gear – headphones and mobile phones we hardly use as phones anymore. Their time was filled with rules and regulations, with things that were proper and things that were forbidden. Our time is so much looser, we have an unimaginable amount of freedom compared to them. Not that we’d feel it, we are constantly fighting for it. We fear it’s threatened by anything these days: corporations, banks, politicians, big pharma, our own state, other states, fast food industry, fast fashion industry, television, internet, our bosses, our spouses, our commitments, our egos, our vices, our comfortable cars, basically a lot of structures, people and things want us to be their slaves. 👀
But do you realise how much time it took these two to get dressed in the morning? 😋
✒If love is or isn’t complicated, this goddess of love is definitely high maintenance. How else? 😉
This indoor vision of her reunites elements of passion, intimacy and fidelity – flowers in hand, little dog at her feet, the marriage chest in the back, a pleasant warmth, but also the air of sophistication, given the hairstyle and the jewellery.
Is she waiting to be dressed or is she just waiting for her beloved?
We finish our tour on the softest note, with a work of sculpture created a little closer to our times. I hope you enjoyed them as much as I did.