Viewpoint: La Gioconda

This Lego-style interpretation of La Gioconda appeared at the 2020 Grugliasco Fest – Mattoncini in Festa show held in Turin in January this year. You may remember that Spanish woman who took it upon herself to restore the fresco of Ecce Homo a few years ago. Well, that isn’t what happened here: this is perfectly […]

Viewpoint: dawn in Tuscany

Dawn breaks over Tuscan countryside… mist-shrouded valleys gently yield views of their ripening vineyards and fertile terraces, and nary a dog dares to bark… Photo by Getty Images Tuscany has long held an appeal for dreamers seeking a happier life, particularly those from Great Britain. The poet Shelley was an early adopter, as was the […]