Umbria light

Umbria – Hollywood lighting and the most elaborate sky backgrounds for free. No wonder everyone able to hold a pen has been flocking here since the Renaissance.

21
Aug

A mysterious lady

Fra’ Filippo Lippi (1406-1469), a monk who painted women even too well. He died while working on Scenes of the Life of the Virgin Mary in the Spoleto Cathedral, poisoned by either relatives of his beloved Lucrezia Buti or a mysterious lady whose affection he did’t seem to reciprocate – or he simply died just like […]

Raw genius of Brunelleschi

150 feet (in diameter) of the raw genius of Filippo Brunelleschi (1377-1446) – the most striking triumph of math and engineering over improvisation I have ever witnessed and climbed onto.

21
Aug

Etruscan foundations

Brick after brick, stone after stone, countless layers of historical strata – all built on top of the Etruscan foundations, the most undervalued of all ancient civilizations of the Western World.

21
Aug

Assisi

An ancient fable of a wise man who spoke to birds and wolves hijacked by the Holy Church – and converted into the story of the Saint Francis of Assisi. But who cares about legal rights when exposed to such meteorology.

5
Aug

Roy Glauber’s story on DVD

[vimeo 134760776 w=250 h=141] The fascinating story of Roy Glauber, one of the last surviving scientists of the Manhattan Project, and the Nobel Prize laureate, the unique witness of XX century, is out on DVD (Poland) and VOD (the rest of the planet – link to the Vimeo website above). We shot The Bomb That […]