|This room contained the evolution of the camera|
I mentioned that the city itself is home to tons of art besides the pieces in museums. I was referring to the architecture of famous structures. A few of my favorites are the Cathedral di S. Maria Del Fiore and it’s Iconic Dome, Giotto’s bell tower, and of course the Ponte Vecchio. These are my favorites because I see them every day and have been the most useful way for me to familiarize my way around the main part of the city. I know I pass by many others but there are so many that I could not tell you the names of them all!
|Cathedral di S. Maria Del Fiore|
|Giotto's Bell Tower|
Another thing I notice daily in Florence is the graffiti and street art. The amount of tagging and stencil pieces on buildings, trash cans, street signs are way more than I could imagine ever being in Italy. Some people are not fans of graffiti and street art but I love it! They bring character to certain areas but I will admit it can give off negative vibes if you are not used to seeing it around. My favorite pieces are from a series I find in parts around Florence of iconic people wearing scuba goggles. Another piece I love is just a spray painted woman I see every day on my way to school on a large blue recycling bin.
Along with seeing and experiencing art in Florence, I become inspired to make my own pieces. As a photo student, being in Europe is a huge feast for my eyes. I must have taken over 2,000 photos at this point and I uploaded my favorite shots to my website. Aside photography, I also illustrate and paint. I came to Florence with some watercolor postcards in which I could paint my own pieces and send them back home to my family and friends. I just recently sent them out and cannot wait to hear back from everyone.
|Some Cyanotypes and wood prints I did in my experimental photography class here in Florence.|
|My roommate throwing some confetti during Carnivale weekend|
|More photos from abroad and Work here :)|
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