sunday wheather report.may 23, 2021

I got in Venice throught the Liberty Bridge looking at the Lagoon that show with low tide: there some fishermen working collecting oysters, each with half a body in the water.
When I was child I thought that Venice were surrounded by deep sea, a sort of ocean around the old city, but a day I saw the bottom of the lagoon emerge and Venice somehow lost his image, a bit childhood disappointment.

Carlo Goldoni, the enlightened venetian playwright, depicted in a statue (near Rialto Bridge)

a view from the Rialto Bridge

Guggenheim museum

street art

venetian cats

at the end of the summer one early morning in Burano, 2006
all pictures taken by rinaldo rasa in venice, Italy (may 2021) and burano (september 2006)

thanks everybody
love you all !


sunday may 23, 2021

Sunday Wheather Report : March The First 2020

Everybody knows that corona virus arrived in Italy therefore one has to be careful about, but Venice is an irresistible city : here the masked painters at work.

 


All the famous Venetian museums closed.

 

 

 

 

Banksy in Venice. (Ponte San Pantalon, near Campo Santa Margherita).

all photographs by rinaldo rasa

thanks everybody

stay tuned!

sunday march 1, 2020

artemisia gentileschi , jacopo amigoni and peggy guggenheim

the form disappears but the root is eternal

peggy guggenheim collection, venice

photography by rinaldo rasa, december 2003


It is a strange way what image surprises the flow of time or better the root of time. First of all a newspaper clipping from April 5, 1993 reproducing a painting by Artemisia Gentileschi titled “Jael and Sisera”. The scene hits me.

 

During this December the Municipality of Venice created the Exhibit “About Klimt. Judith, heroism and seduction”. I went to the exhibit and I see the painting by Jacopo Amigoni (a venetian painter of the eighteenth century) titled “Jael kills Sisera”.

The gear of my mind remind me the picture of twenty five years ago. The action made by Jael is very crude: a nail hammered in a human head but both the scene painted by Artemisia and Jacopo are not an horror movie shot. Maybe Artemisia Gentileschi is a bit too much calm and Jacopo Amigoni shows a bit of ironic way how hammering a nail in a man. Oh, I can’t resist hence I took a picture of the Amigoni’s painting. When at home I see that my photographic shot hides the hammer. I can’t believe that the digital camera (as a image robot) wished erasing the hammer.

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Peggy Guggenheim buried here and there the babies.

photography by rinaldo rasa, venice december 2003

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Saturday December 31, 2016


 

” 39 snapshots : peggy guggenheim collection in venice, spring 2016 “

Rinaldo Rasa, selfportrait mirrored behind

and  selected pictures taken on March 4, 2016 at Peggy Guggenheim Collection – Venice.

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(Sunday December 18, 2016)