Monday, 2 June 2008

Dinner in Rome

I'm at a conference in Rome, which started yesterday, and finishes on Wednesday. Tonight there's a special visit to Palazzo Colonna for a dinner. What I'm hoping is that I have a chance to see Il Mangiafagoli (The Nean Eater) by Anibale Carracci. As well, my favourite Italian artist is Michelangelo da Merisi, aka Caravaggio (1571-1610). The Colonna family were highly influential in his life, including being instrumental in securing Caravaggio several major commissions, and protecting him on their estate south of Rome when Caravaggio had fled that city, accused of murder.

I guess for such an auspicious building, I might even wear pantyhose :-)

I'm off travelling (currently in Rome), and as I won't be taking any new shots of Sydney for a few weeks, and I've not taken a computer, I'm not sure I'll be able to post photos. So, I'm publishing some of my art works in the form of Artist Trading Cards. These small canvases are made on card of 69 x 89 mm dimensions (3.5 x 5.5 inches). They are made to trade with other artists, as the name implies. It is extremely bad form to sell them. Any medium can be used, but my preferred method of creation is by using rubber stamps and inks.


  1. I am happy for you :-) Enjoy your Holidays in Rome !!!

  2. How wonderful to have a post from Roma, and I don't think Caravaggio would expect you to wear pantyhose! Hope it was a great night.