Touring Assisi – Part 2: Artists and Artisans, Past and Present – May 29th, 2021
Get ready to return to Italy! Meet talented local artisans inspired by medieval and Renaissance masterpieces.
We’ll visit the 19th-century bookshop displaying hand-bound books and artisanal notepaper reproducing whimsical designs of nearby frescoes and from the medieval manuscripts of Assisi. An Assisi wood sculptor will show us his creations inspired by the stunning carved doors and inlaid choir stalls of the 13th-century of Basilica di San Francesco.
Whether taught by Franciscan nuns or by mothers and grandmothers, the Assisi embroidery has impassioned young girls – and boys too! – for nearly three centuries. We’ll view the work of proud 82-yr-old Signor Vittorio and the splendors of fifty years work by Antonietta, who “can’t imagine a day without a needle in my hand.”
Luca, on the other hand, can’t imagine a day without strumming one of the lutes he makes, many of them inspired by medieval frescoes and Renaissance wood inlays.
Don’t miss a visit with Assisi artisans: their skills will simply astound.