Face of the Renaissance

Fresco by Filippino Lippi. Photo by Diana Dinverno It’s a good idea to schedule extra time when you visit Florence. Things are bound to surprise you—in my case, it was a locked door and a jaw-dropping discovery. Within the city, tucked in churches, are the masterpieces of Masaccio (1401-1428), the first Renaissance painter. Enticed by his distinguished role in art history, my husband, Christopher, and I walked to the south side of the Arno River to see Santa Maria del Carmine. Here, Masaccio, worked side by side with another painter from the period, Masolino, and created stunning frescoes for the Brancacci (bran-KAH-chee) Chapel, located within the church. Although my guidebook claimed other

Writing Prompt Wednesday

On the first Wednesday of each month, I'll post an image or a written prompt for you to use as a writing warm-up. Use the photo or written prompt to inspire a poem, flash fiction, short story, or anything else you'd like to try. If you successfully submit your piece for publication, please let me know so I can take a peek at your creation.

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