Adventure in Italy: Rome, Day 1


What a day. Tired and jet lagged and not caring one bit. Started the day with coffee in one of my favorite piazzas in the world, the Piazza Navona. Gazing at my favorite fountain, Bernini’s Fountain of the Four Rivers, I had to pinch myself. Am I really in Rome? I spent time with Caravaggio’s Calling of St. Matthew, about the most perfect example that the Renaissance had ended and that there was a new movement called Baroque, which would leave its mark on the city in a big way. We ended the day with a Rex Segway tour of the city. What a joy and a hoot, zipping around town on the Segway while the amazing Leo filled us in on the layers of history! Life is good and art makes it better!

About Stephanie Schlatter Art

Stephanie Schlatter is an Artist who draws from the world for inspiration. While she calls Grand Rapids, Michigan, home she’s often off on new adventures. For more than a decade, her journeys have taken her across the globe. She has studied art both locally and abroad, including time in Mexico, where she decided to shift her focus from photography to painting. Stephanie's travels led her to found Absolutely Art: A Project for Change in 2006. Through this non-profit organization, she brings art instruction to the children of Ethiopia while supporting their education. Stephanie's work reflects an expression influenced by other cultures which resonates a variety of influences that have given her work direction.

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