VENICE GALLERIES

SNAPS AMONG BILLIONS


Millions of people come to Venice each year. Everyone has a camera. Amateurs and professionals take billions of images any times, anywhere, in all seasons and weather. It is virtually impossible to get original photographs, significant or intriguing. Being a Venetian born, living here all the year round, knowing the city street by street, channels, houses and monuments, mastering art and history might perhaps help. Nevertheless, it is not so certain. Therefore, I always looked for subjects and frames with multiple meanings, with many implications. Aesthetics, quality of the light, hidden messages, but also the analysis of the final goal of the image. I demand to know the whys of it.


THE GALLERIES’ LINKS

THE NATURE OF THE CITY

Venice is a treasure chest of memory. However, it is hard to say of what. The witnesses have remained increasingly mute: they say less and less. The original inhabitants are disappearing; history and art have become objects of marketing for the big tourist machine, irrelevant in themselves. Huge cruise ships now pass between the houses plowing channels that have the same depth of the open sea two miles from the coast. Venice has now become a beautiful empty shell, object of wonder more and more naive. Very trivial. Everything is stereotyped, irreparably chewed and chewed. No more surprises, waiting for the final shipwreck next to come.

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The Lion on the column in the Piazzetta
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NATURE OF THE CITY

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An abstract to understand the actual situation of Venice and its inhabitants
piazza
ST. MARK’S AREA

Venice is a big game for everyone. It is a suggestion, an idea long dreamed, something that many people find weird and surprising. Coming to Venice at least once in a life has become a must. To do what nobody knows: a carousel ride, a personal confrontation with unlikely ethereal regions of alien and sublime archetypal things. However, all get here, in St. Mark’s Square to see the ancient Byzantine basilica rich in mosaics of gold and marble frills. Or to visit the Doge’s Palace, rich in witness of people dead too many centuries ago.

VENETIA MINOR

Restlessness, in a way; need to change your actual state; need of something new; curiosity and some other thousands things. Some say: “I buy a boat and sail away and never be back”. A psychologist could discuss this sentence long. As a result, is it only a wish, or an outburst of disappointment? Cause, if you really do that, you’ll discover it’s not a game. And most of all, it’s no dream –or solution- at all. Real reality it is, and not the easiest. Better fly away a couple weeks –say Virgin Islands or Fiji- and you’re done. You do not need a journey, but a simple vacation.

Rio della Sensa
Rio della Sensa
Female crew at the Regatta
Female crew at the Regatta

VENETIANS
Restlessness, in a way; need to change your actual state; need of something new; curiosity and some other thousands things. Some say: “I buy a boat and sail away and never be back”. A psychologist could discuss this sentence long. As a result, is it only a wish, or an outburst of disappointment? Cause, if you really do that, you’ll discover it’s not a game. And most of all, it’s no dream –or solution- at all. Real reality it is, and not the easiest. Better fly away a couple weeks –say Virgin Islands or Fiji- and you’re done. You do not need a journey, but a simple vacation.

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VENETIANS

GALLERIES, VENICE
Custom and manners of the survivors of the original inhabitants

OUTSIDE AND ERRATIC STONES

Restlessness, in a way; need to change your actual state; need of something new; curiosity and some other thousands things. Some say: “I buy a boat and sail away and never be back”. A psychologist could discuss this sentence long. As a result, is it only a wish, or an outburst of disappointment? Cause, if you really do that, you’ll discover it’s not a game. And most of all, it’s no dream –or solution- at all. Real reality it is, and not the easiest. Better fly away a couple weeks –say Virgin Islands or Fiji- and you’re done. You do not need a journey, but a simple vacation.

Erratic lion at Santa Margherita
Erratic lion at Santa Margherita
Ebb tide at St. Mark's Square
Ebb tide at St. Mark’s Square

WATER WORLDS
Restlessness, in a way; need to change your actual state; need of something new; curiosity and some other thousands things. Some say: “I buy a boat and sail away and never be back”. A psychologist could discuss this sentence long. As a result, is it only a wish, or an outburst of disappointment? Cause, if you really do that, you’ll discover it’s not a game. And most of all, it’s no dream –or solution- at all. Real reality it is, and not the easiest. Better fly away a couple weeks –say Virgin Islands or Fiji- and you’re done. You do not need a journey, but a simple vacation.

WHEN IT SNOWS

Restlessness, in a way; need to change your actual state; need of something new; curiosity and some other thousands things. Some say: “I buy a boat and sail away and never be back”. A psychologist could discuss this sentence long. As a result, is it only a wish, or an outburst of disappointment? Cause, if you really do that, you’ll discover it’s not a game. And most of all, it’s no dream –or solution- at all. Real reality it is, and not the easiest. Better fly away a couple weeks –say Virgin Islands or Fiji- and you’re done. You do not need a journey, but a simple vacation.

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The Ponte dei Tre Archi under the snow
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SNOW IN VENICE

GALLERIES, VENICE
Custom and manners of the survivors of the original inhabitants

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LINKS SELECTOR

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GLOBAL LINKS

B&W, BIO, COVER, EXHIBITIONS, GALLERIES, MISC_STUFF, PUBLICATIONS, VENETO, VENICE
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THE SUBLIME

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The Venetian sculpture in the second half of the XV century
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RISE AND FALL

GALLERIES, VENICE
An abstract to understand the actual situation of Venice and its inhabitants
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SNOW IN VENICE

GALLERIES, VENICE
Custom and manners of the survivors of the original inhabitants
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VENETIANS

GALLERIES, VENICE
Custom and manners of the survivors of the original inhabitants
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NATURE OF THE CITY

GALLERIES, VENICE
An abstract to understand the actual situation of Venice and its inhabitants
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