Open Studio on Friday

I meant to take a beautiful picture of our immaculately clean studio but never got around to it. Anyways, the details are thus: Open Studio at our gorgeous 19th century painting studio in Piazza Donatello (number 31) this Friday (the 26th) from 6pm onwards. Lots of new work on show this time.

Hope you can make it.

Update: Here’s a short time-lapse of the evening. I’m too lazy to run around with a camera all night.

Studio 31 Open Studio from Marc Dalessio on Vimeo.


  1. I was looking for blogs of artists in Florence, Italy when I came across your blog. I do not know you but from one human being to another, all I can say is try to persist through your grief. Hold on. These are the worse moments of life when the air itself seems to have been sucked out of one and one doesn’t know if the air will return. The story that follows won’t relieve your suffering but perhaps it will help you. Years ago, when I was a student, I knew a man who was working on his Ph.D. He was brilliant. All was going well. Then he lost his wife. I cannot recall the illness but her repose was sudden. Of course, his sadness was so terribly deep. Cutting like a knife into the soul. The only thing that kept him going at all was his Roman Catholic faith for he was deeply religious. Still, the grief was nearly too much to bear. Years later I learned that he had married again and I think he had children. Of course, nothing takes away memories. Nothing takes away loss. Nothing replaces the people we lose along the way and it is as if a bit oneself dies. Nevertheless, in time there is sometimes some relief from the pain and sometimes beauty returns to a degree.

    Again, I do not know you. My words may be misplaced but consider this is an effort from one human being to another to reach out. There is a book which may help to a degree. You may know of it. It’s “A Grief Observed” by C.S. Lewis. Professor Lewis lost his wife to illness and you may find his thoughts consoling and insightful. Others have benefited by this book who have gone through the loss you are in the midst of now.

    For what it’s worth, I will pray for you and your wife. May God give you support as you walk through this terrible time of grieving and loss. Remember this: Pray and persist even if neither prayer nor persisting comes easy and it seems the last thing you wish to do.

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