Forgotten Geniuses of Venice

12 October 2017 0 Comment

The very rich and powerful of Venice were proud and fiercely detached from the cancer of the church in Rome for centuries. Venetians knew their place within their Republic and put its glory and well-being before all else, including it seems the pursuit of self-glo...

Clay was a perfect medium for Bernini

09 October 2017 0 Comment

Gian Lorenzo Bernini (1598–1680) was an artistic genius, who was also a cunning ‘networker’ who kept friendly with the rich and powerful and was ruthless in his quest of wealth and success. Bernini had his eye and mind on both and was ready and able to seduce any ...

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