Re: ACT Classes, ideas welcome
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I agree with your assessment of European “package” tours.
I was trapped inside of one in Italy last year, because my wife scheduled it through her mother’s favorite travel agency. My mother-in-law is a wonderful woman, but our travel tastes are quite a bit different.
I had been to Italy 20 years previously and went on my own all Michelangelo tour, with only Rome and Florence stops. The trip was made all the more special because my neighbor’s nephew was assigned to the Vatican and was able to spend a few hours during our week to show us some local flavor.
The only thing I can recommend with delight in the 2019 “package” tour was I discovered private tours and night time hours in the Vatican.
I wasn’t being facetious however. That itinerary just happens to be my plan for a 2020 tour. As my dominant focus is art admiration, I plan to visit in depth those same museums.
The Louvre is my wife’s favorite, all of Italy is mine. But I do love the access at the Musee d’orsay where you stick your nose and camera lens up to an inch from the canvas. I could be easily persuaded to add Amsterdam.
Let us all know if you do plan to teach in Europe (well, for me, in English. I’m no polyglot, except for a few Latin leftovers from 3 years in high school and anatomy classes).
Even so, a color course in Atlanta is something that I would alter my itinerary to include before I go.
One thing I have wondered is how did Buonarroti make the curved ceiling look flat and yet three dimensional at once? When I look at those prophets and Sybils with there limbs seeming to extend in space, I feel it must have been the way he used his incredibly intense colors manipulate my retina and visual cortex! As I look today on my illustrated books following the restoration the photos hint but don’t give the full glory. The new OLSCC book mentions Michelangelo twice but different works; I’m sure it will be a pleasure to figure it out if the answers are in there. I notice he did use a lot of warmer orange tones contrasted to blue, cyan and greens. Not unlike popular film grading today.
And as a one off the ceiling panel of Isaiah is a classic study of the a and b channel opposites!
On Feb 20, 2020, at 12:22 PM, Dan Margulis via Groups.Io <dmargulis@...> wrote: