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VENICE – ZURICH, June 9

Sunday, June 9th, 2013

Dorothy and her new friend, Venice

You can imagine how much I hated to leave Venice since I met this fantastic guy…well, okay, so he was my most fabulous water taxi driver. It was too bad he couldn’t fit in the luggage! But duty calls, so it’s off to Zurich.

ZURICH GALLERIES

The Zurich galleries now host an Art Weekend as a run-up to the opening of the Basel Art Fair. Arriving by noon, I was able to catch a number of the exhibitions. The Lowenbrau neighborhood, centered at 270 Limatstrasse, is the concentrated area for a number of galleries, the Kunsthalle Zurich and the Migros Museum.

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VENICE, evening June 5

Wednesday, June 5th, 2013

Are we in Venice or what? Meet my fabulous taxi driver!

Hello Venezia!   Arrival by water taxi is always the most exhilarating way to enter Venice, especially after a 14 hour flight from Los Angeles via Zurich.  A cruise up the Grand Canal reveals the graceful palazzi bedecked with banners announcing the exhibitions around the city.  In the fading light, the glorious past is celebrated along with the promise of fulfilling adventure ahead, not to mention great pasta!  Tomorrow is an early start.  Ciao!

The Sonnabend Collection at Ca’ Pesaro, Venice

ART AND NATURE: THE ALPS

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

Lake Bachalpsee, above Grindelwald, Switzerland

All of the formal criteria one engages to look at art may be activated in the appreciation of nature.  Volume, form, scale, light and shadow, texture and nuance of color may be savored. To walk in nature is the ultimate virtual experience. Enter the painting!

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Beautiful Science

Thursday, January 8th, 2009

Huntington One

The Huntington Library in Pasadena has inaugurated a permanent new exhibition titled “Beautiful Science: Ideas that Changed the World.” The exhibition highlights four areas of exploration: astronomy, natural history, medicine and light. The installation is as imaginative and visually arresting as the science it depicts.

 

Huntington Library.