I find little pieces of art are found all over Italy. It’s on the sides of houses, along the roadside, inside government buildings, on walls, (and ceilings) – it’s everywhere!
Of course there are the big art works that everyone talks about and visits. But here, it’s not always about the biggest or best. It’s about the many things that make daily life worth living. Residents, communities and organizations all contribute to these public displays. In Italy, I find something almost everywhere. Something placed for others to enjoy and perhaps make a statement. Something personal.
These bits of expression encourage a spirit of joy, and creativity.
They don’t have to be much. Some of my favorite pieces are hidden and tucked away, only to be discovered by those most attentive. I may walk by a home 20 times only on the 21st to discover some hidden relic embedded high on a wall. Then, with each subsequent visit – I can’t miss it. Others are are in plain site – but unexpected. Like those found while speeding through a round-about.
Art makes life worth living. Support it. Find it. Consume it. Share it. Make it.
Eatalinos – put a little art in your day.