Saturday, August 06, 2022

A Note on Montalbano


Summer Garden at Montalbano Laurie Fox Pessemier  Acrylic/canvas panel   30 x 30cm, 12 x 12”
delivered $450.00. (also available as a custom print)
Part of my motivation in rethinking Artnotes, my weekly column, is that every day seems to have an event.  Wednesday, at trip to Modena (August – at least 1/3 of businesses closed); Thursday, a swim in the Fountain of Youth followed by drinks to negate any rejuvenating qualities;  today we’re off to Verucchia  (to buy the world’s best Parmigiana cheese)* and then to Bologna to drop off guests.

Verucchia is a hamlet, with a little chapel, well attended, featuring an unusual Madonna icon.   What I like about Verucchia most, however, is the view out to Montalbano. Montalbano is a town of about 25, perched on the hill.  In the summer there are lovely gardens and flowers; in winter, dozens of Nativity scenes. It is always a joy to visit. You’ll have to join us one day.

View of Montalbano from Verucchia   Laurie Fox Pessemier   Acrylic/canvas  12 x 24"  30 x 60cm   450.00 
*  the big white Modenese cows were grazing outside the cheese store
Cow  Laurie Fox Pessemier acrylic/newspaper  25 x 17"  63 x 41cm  350.00

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