Tag: Capri

John Singer Sargent in Morocco

September 16, 2022 0 Comments
John Singer Sargent in Morocco

In 1879, years before he became known as the world’s most famous society portrait painter, John Singer Sargent left Paris, where he had trained as an artist in the studio of Carolus-Duran, and travelled south, to Spain and north Africa.  Carolus-Duran idolised Velasquez, and Sargent’s first stop was Madrid, to study paintings by Velasquez in the […]

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Postcard from Sorrento

February 26, 2014 1 Comment
Postcard from Sorrento

Islanders, when they travel, feel a natural attraction to islands. So almost the first thing we do after getting to Sorrento is walk down the deep gorge from the town to the Marina Piccola and take the first available boat to Capri. At the port we queue for the little bus for Ana Capri, with […]

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