My exhibition in Rome at the Museum of Contemporary Art opened December 3, 2011, and will run through April 29, 2012.
As part of the exhibition, I was commissioned to photograph locations all over Italy.
Here are a few of those pictures:
There is no more magnificent absurdity than Venice. To build a city where it is impossible to build a city is madness in itself,
but to build there one of the most elegant and grandest of cities is the madness of genius.
– Alexander Herzen
Only passions, great passions, can elevate the soul to great things.
– Denis Diderot
When you do things from your soul,
you feel a river moving in you, a joy.
Nothing great in the world has been accomplished without passion.
– Georg Wilhelm
Whether you say Gioia di Vivere in Italian, or Joie de Vivre in French, or other expressions which
attempt to capture a passion for life, you know the difficulty
of expressing the intangible in words. I hope these pictures reflect the vibrant joy of life in Italy.
To get the full value of joy you must have someone to divide it with.
― Mark Twain
My mind to me a kingdom is,
Such present joys therein I find,
That it excels all other bliss.
– Sir Edward Dyer
A thing of beauty is a joy forever.
– John Keats
Nothing in the world that you ever heard of Venice, is equal to the
magnificent and stupendous reality.
– Charles Dickens
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