Etruscan Places is now offering courses in
the the United States!
Following the success of our first initiative, Etruscan Places is
pleased to offer another Salt Marsh Workshop in Ipswich, MA in 2014.
Be the first to sign up! For
more information click here.
Introduction to Plein Air Painting:
a weekend workshop...
New York Art Students League May 10 - 11, 2014
York Art Students League May 12 - 16, 2014
More information coming soon!
Con gli occhi degli artisti stranieri
-Through Foreign Eyes -
curated by Maddine Insalaco and Joe Vinson
Sangallo Fortress, Civita Castellana (VT)
Article by Maddine Insalaco,
in Fall Issue of
American Artist Plein Air Painting.
For a rewarding and memorable experience we invite
you to join our team of dedicated landscape artists in Italy or in
the United States. Take a few moments to explore our site or
us directly for all information describing our various landscape
painting courses. Fees are based in US Dollars.
"What induces you, oh man, to depart from your home in town, to
leave parents and friends, and go to the country-side over mountains
and valleys, if it is not the beauty of the world of nature which,
on considering, you can only enjoy through the sense of sight; and
as the poet in this also wants to compete with the painter, why do
you not take the poet's descriptions of such landscapes and stay at
home without exposing yourself to the excessive heat of the sun?
Would that not be more expedient and less fatiguing, since you could
stay in a cool place without moving about and exposing yourself to
illness? But your soul could not enjoy the pleasures that come
to it through the eyes, the windows of its habitation, it could not
receive the reflections of bright places, it could not see the many
flowers which with their various colours compose harmonies for the
eye, nor all the other things which may present themselves to the
eye." Leonardo da Vinci, The 'Paragone