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Published: October 24th 2019
Our last day in Florence...a bit nostalgic.. Why go to a Museum when the whole of Florence is a Museum. Art comes out to meet you.
The Masters of Art City draws numbers of art minded people. We met a couple from florida yesterday, (he approached us this time 😊) She has a degree of sorts in Literature having taught English at Uni level, co-ordinated Tampa teachers to Japan for International Schools. Right into her Art having lived in NY for many years. She does Writing & Art so we chatted for half an hour & exchanged contact details. Many Composers & Artists also lived in Lucca over time. Firenze is a hub of artists from all over the World who want to achieve an extremely high standard of fine art. Like cooking you have to learn the basics first. Firenze is well known for teaching the Masters techniques. I follow on facebook 'the florence academy of art' & the students who progress through their three year course. If I remember right Diane's Sam attended a six week course here.
It is common for newly wed's straight from church to pose for a portrait drawing....in public.
Orsanmichele church was built
in 1337 as a Haymarket Loggia & in 1380 was converted into a church used as the chapel of Florence's powerful craft & trade guilds. The 14 niches were filled with saints representing the different guilds.
Special medicine-doctors & apothecaries
Wood & stone workers
Linen-weavers & peddlars
Merchants of Calimala
Magistrates & Notaries
A great day out on cruise mode wandering the midst of Firenze.
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