sabato 29 agosto 2015
domenica 19 ottobre 2014
On the beach in Lido of Venice you don't go to the beach but you enter a world of its own. In the 'capanne' and surroundings, you can do everything other than sunbathing and bathing in the green waters of the Adriatic sea. Families bring their own complete meal at noon, people play bowls, cards, soccer and volleyball, people read newspapers and talk about card gamemes and how to cook new dishes. Children play every where but have to stop making noise frm one to 4 pm.
lunedì 4 novembre 2013
|Gipsy sax player at the Piazzola sul Brenta|
|National steel guitar player in front|
of Pedrocchi caffè in Padova.
It's surprising the variety of music played in our cities'streets, from blues to jazz, from balcanian music to gipsy jazz, medieval and irish music, folk and new age. I have done it myself many years ago. I remember busking for fun 40 years ago in Edinburgh and in Venice, right under San Marco's square tower. Some players are very good some are average, but it's always delightful to hear them play while you are walking around, it's like having an urban sound track as acconpaniament to your footsteps.
lunedì 15 aprile 2013
Diari di viaggio. Ferrara 12-14 aprile 2013Springtime gave its blessing to this nice, warm and friendly event in Ferrara. It was nice meeting all the people of the association 'Autori di diari di viaggio' at Palazzo Racchetta in the Ferrara's Ghetto and all the artists who came for the sketchcrawl. Nice to draw toghether crawling trough the streets of the Ferrara: the castle and bycicle city, the city of Cappellacci di zucca and Salama da sugo (also renowed for its excellent univeristy of law). I was proud to show my carnets de vie and my 'carnet collage' panel at the exhibit among so many brilliant artistes de carnet de voyage. I have drawn some, walked a lot, ate very well at the Osteria del Ghetto and slept like a baby at 'le stanze di Torcicoda' thanks to Pietro and to the apple cake of his sister. Looking forward to next year.
|out of focus Savonarola statue near the Castle|
|the jewish cemetery|
|the event poster by Silvia and roberto Cariani|
|at the osteria del ghetto|
|my carnets de vie|
|the carnet de vie panel at the show|
mercoledì 23 gennaio 2013
|trattorie italiane #1 - All'Anfora- Padova|
I try to catch the spirit and the taste of the 'family' cooking. L'Anfora is an historical place in Padova, it has recently celebrated its 20th anniversary. It sits just behind Piazza delle Erbe, near the Ghetto, in the heart of the ancient city. People behind the counter and waiters are friendly as the food and wine they serve. Alberto runs it in a very offhand way, you often see him with a glass in his hand talking to his friends/customers.
People of the neighbouring shops go there every day for lunch and often gather around a big table as if they were inthe family dining room. You feel at home and the menu is made up mainly of local dishes.
venerdì 5 ottobre 2012
Finally I go 'public' in an analogic way. Four of my travel drawings/sketches shall be in two different collective shows. The first, called 'Matite in Viaggio' (travelling pencils) http://www.matiteinviaggio.it/programma.php
will take place in Mestre , near Venice, from the 5th of Oocrober to the 7th at Cenntro Candiani. The second, from the 18th of december onward, called ' Le metamorfosi del viaggiatore' - http://metamorfosidelviaggiatore.blogspot.it/
- organized by the Italian Illustrators Association, will take place in Milan at the Credito valtellinese gallery - Palazzo delle Stelline. It's a nice late start. If you come hope you enjoy the shows.
lunedì 5 marzo 2012
lunedì 1 marzo 2010
27th February morning. There were some passers by that looked at us sketching but did not stop. This man, waiting for a friend, was dusting is car for half an hour so I had enough time to capture him.