Monthly Archive: March 2014

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Volterra in Art: Samuel James Ainsley

Samuel James Ainsley (1820-1874) was a British artist recognized especially for his drawings and watercolors of Italy. There are several drawings made on the artist’s third Tour of Etruria, April-July, 1843 in the British...

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Of Art and Volterra: I Volterrani

Over the course of history there were several artists who came from Volterra, and therefore – ¬†for the outside world – they went by the nickname “da Volterra” (from Volterra) or “Volterrano” (Volterran). This...

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Volterra in Art: Thomas Cole

Thomas Cole was an American artist, born in England in 1801. His family emigrated to USA in 1818. He is best known for his realistic and detailed portrayal of American landscape and wilderness, focused...

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Ecco Volterra…

Many guide books refer to Volterra as one of the hidden treasures of Tuscany and Italy. They couldn’t be more wrong. Volterra is not hidden by the longest stretch of imagination. It is occupying...