The Italians have this energy saving program that for 9 hours a day you can’t use heat. I am glad they are trying to be more energy efficient, but waking up freezing my butt off is not fun! I love how we can be such a crappy country and blast our heat whenever we want. This week I did a lot of exploring around the city including a Tour of the Uffizi museum. Uffizi means office, this building Cosimo Medici had built. They had so much art there that it was so overwhelming. Cimabue, Giotto, Michelangelo, Rafael, Leonardo, Titian, and Caravaggio to name a few. If you ever come to Florence, and even if you are not a big art buff, this is definitely a worthy stop. The statues in front are very impressive as well. One new food I fell in love with this week is tagliatelle, yes I butchered the spelling of that as much as I destroyed my plate of pasta.
SACI Class Update
Black & White Photography
Finally got into the Darkroom. Not what I was expecting; I am used to our many darkrooms and lots of space in the Marywood Photography Program. But I soon learned there is a lot I can learn from here no matter the size of it. I have about 6 rolls of film shot and developed. I am working on the prints now so I am a very happy Darkroom dweller. I feel like Golem. I need to find a scanner so I can scan and show you some of the analog work I have been doing. So no B&W photos just some Digital ones.
My “Lost in the City” project is all finished. Not sure what our next project will be but I hope it is as fun as this one. Oh wait I remember I found this Tunnel of graffiti and I am going to be doing a Photo story on it next week (stay tuned).
Baroque and Italian Art History
Like I said, the Uffizi Museum field trip. Florence is amazing, I don’t think I ever want to leave! Food, Art, and Cappuccino!
We been filming some fun little projects to get us used to all the terminology and technical side of filming. Our Professor is hilarious! His name is Bruno but he spells his name BR1. Crazy French!
Yes this is a new class. Romeo, the Head of Photography Department here at SACI, said I should take a class with him. Well, we don’t know what we want to call the class yet since it was all done via the phone as he took his Graduate students on a field trip to Rome. So more to follow on this too (stay tuned).
Went to Sienna and visited the vineyards and had a wine tasting. This was a blast but I will tell that story next week (Stay tuned).