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The cloister, Madonna dell’Orto

You may recall this photo, taken outside the Madonna dell’Orto, in which my attempt to get a clear shot of the sculpture was stymied by the pesky tourist photo-bombers.

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Well, I gave it another try, once the exhibition in the cloister of this church in Cannaregio had opened.

The exhibition is Chiamata e risposta (Call and response), and is well worth seeing.  It is open until 22 November.

This link will introduce you to the artist and her work:   call-and-response

First of all, you get a chance to see the rarely open cloister:

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It’s the first time I was able to see the campanile from this particular angle.

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And, I had never seen this well head before

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Emily Young uses “rock from quarries near her studio in the Etruscan hills” to  produce her beautiful, powerful sculptures.

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A fragment from the past leans casually against a wall.

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And, I did wonder who had done the taxidermy work on these two avians.

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PS The pesky tourists enjoyed this exhibition, also.

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