Dear Art Lover: Borsheim Art News celebrates 20 year art anniversary as a full-time artist. To celebrate during this Covid-challenge limited travel period, take this virtual tour of the Stefano Bardini Museum in Florence, Italy. Check out new things: 2 shops on Etsy, 3 guest artists, save 10% of Valentine Art GIFTS
The Stefano Bardini Museum (Museo Bardini) in central Florence, Italy, is a wonderful gem that most tourists never see. This virtual tour is packed with many sculpture originals, weapons, and artifacts of historical Florence. Giambologna's gargoyle bronze looks like the inspiration of the Grinch who stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss. Decorated ceilings with fantastical creatures. Art!.
The azulejo or blue & white ceramic tiles of Portugal are famous & plentiful. Blue, especially of the royal, cobalt, ultramarine variety, is dominant color of the azulejo. Historically an expensive color to manufacture, since the semi-precious stone lapis lazuli was one ingredient, blue was used sparingly by artists.