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Quick Response to Venice

Back in Florence now after four days in Venice. I will be writing about the Venice Biennale at length later, when I am less busy with teaching and so forth. So for the moment here are several pictures out of the hundreds that I took that summarise the different reactions I had to the floating city.

Walking for miles through narrow passageways, over small stone bridges, and emerging onto large squares bordered by grand palaces and churches:

Visiting part of the Biennale and seeing lots of drawing in the selection:

All the street life in the neighbourhood where we were staying, fairly far away from the thick of the tourists:

The shadows on things:

Doing 24 drawings over 30 pages during four days, and seeing how good things came about by drawing lots of bits from different places over the same page:


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