Lois Reynolds Mead

Art and a pink monkeyflower in a native plant garden…

Breathing Art…

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Our apartment in Tuscany contained many books left behind, I assumed, by previous residents. Terry pointed out a chapter in Frances Mayes book, “Bella Tuscany, the Sweet Life in Italy” entitled Breathing Art. It is the perfect description. She talks about how a child in Italy might be found kicking a soccer ball against the 500 year old wall of a Basilica. Art is everywhere.
I found I was breathing art the entire time I was there.

A wall in San Gimignano had niches of art (with explanations about their symbolism).

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In the Piazzo del Popolo in Montalcino, a wall had tiles that looked like they were commissioned each year to celebrate the local wine which is the backbone of their economy.

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In Buonconvento a gallery was marked by this sculpture.

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Art, art, art, I just love you…even on my cappuccino in Montalcino.

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