In Adoration of the Magi, Botticelli is said to have created an image
of himself in the lower right hand corner of the painting.
At the Uffizi.
The monk Maurus, warned by St. Benedict, saves
his fellow monk Placidus from drowning
by walking on water.
by Bartolomeo di Giovanni.
The wife of Brutus, one of the conspirators involved
in the murder of Julius Caesar.
After her husband's suicide, she too killed herself...
...by swallowing burning coals.
(Detail, lower right hand corner of the painting).
By Fra' Bartolomeo.
In Montepulciano, in the church of Sant'Agostino.
A woman bereft.
Saint Anthony di Padua, finder of lost things.
Captivated by the energy I felt at his feet,
his statue was littered with photos of missing people.
His sleeves were filled with notes left by pilgrims.
This was one of the most moving experiences I had in Tuscany.
I am not a religious person, but rather spiritual.
There was something going on here I have yet to wrap my head around.