This month I was fortunate enough to travel and teach in Italy. I was there teaching with Encausticamp International at a lovely villa outside of Florence. It was not only my first trip to Italy, but my first trip to Europe. I enjoyed it so much more than I thought I would. The food, the wine, the culture and the art! I found that I fell in love (once again) with the Gothic painting and tapestries. There’s something about the stylized narratives and the fine details of craftsmanship in these works that I find fascinating. It was hard to take pictures of the overall pieces so I’ll share a lot of the detail shots here.
Ok, so these last two are technically not Gothic but Renaissance, but I love these images and was thrilled to see this painting.