Saturday, October 13, 2018

Starkly beautiful, haunting images

Images by Charles Johnstone using cibachrome process. The film is no longer produced; the chemicals are very toxic,
But the images produced are notable for their clarity and sharpness.
Johnstone has chosen subjects that compliment the techical qualities of the film.

See more here.
https://www.theguardian.com/cities/gallery/2018/sep/11/empty-city-new-york-without-new-yorkers-in-pictures-charles-johnstone

Friday, October 12, 2018

The Museum of Bologna was a truly interesting place to visit. A really well curated and organised museum telling the story of the city.
A great audio guide too. The city is often shown as a model in paintings.




Thursday, October 11, 2018

Parma part 2

The romanesques cathedral of Parma where there are wonderful frescoes by Antonio Allegri, known as Correggio.










Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Morandi Museum in Bologna

A visit to the Morandi Museum to see some of his famous and lesser known works. I liked the directness of these paintings.



MAST gallery at Bologna

An interesting gallery in Bologna called MAST (www.mast.org). The venue is dedicated to science and technology. The current exhibition called Pendulum was about moving goods and people, and the images were from the collection of MAST. The work on display was by around 100 photographers. It was a wonderful surprise. Works here by Robert Doiseau,  Gabriele Basilico and Hendrik Spohler. If you are in Bologna, check out the program for this gallery.

Parma part1


A visit to Parma north west of Bologna. it is famous for its Baptistery, built between 1196 and 1216, and according to the authorities, one of the most important monuments of the transition from Romanesque to early Gothic architecture. The frescoes date from the 13th century. 










Sunday, October 7, 2018

Bologna





A visit to the university library in Bologna, the oldest university in the western world. Many crests of families dating back to its foundation. 


The famous dissection lecture  room below.