Wednesday, July 22

Tuscany as Nature and Culture


Tuscany is without doubt one of those wine regions that give some of the most important reds in the world. The most common autochthon Tuscan grape varieties can be found listed here in alphabetical order.
I do not know which grape was in the field of this winemaker, but I know that the taste was according to the pleassure of my sophisticated palate. The wine cellar was absolutely worth a visit and here we found the evidence of how traditional processes transform nature into culture.A little bit to the north west from the farm the interesting Montecatini Alto can be found at the top of the hill behind the famous Terme. Nature is beautiful and my painting (cultural expression) is another example of how nature and culture are interlinked and not necessary contradictories.
I made a version of this motive last summer, but was not satisfied with the result. With some "boring free time" in the rainy weather, I changed part of the painting, and now I think it is better.
Round 5 Year 3 of the ABC Wednesday has started and
A for Art or
A for Alter
Nature into Culture
can be my contribution.
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14 comments:

RuneE said...

Det hadde jo holdt med for og etternavn for deg :-)
Men jeg tar gjerne et glass vin med!

PS Takk for kommentaren - skifte skal jeg nok,men jeg har ikke sett den nye logoen offisielt. Og Mr. Kinky er nede...

Müge said...

I love very much your painting. A very beautiful entry to ABC Wednesday Round 5. Have a pleasant new day!

nonizamboni said...

Art--yours and the natural--words to live by. Perfect beginning to ABC's next round!

Grace and Bradley said...

We visited Tuscany three times over the years and love it. Both your photographs and painting are fantastic. Thanks for sharing.

Clara said...

I love your painting (cultural expression). And the scenery is awesome, too.

Jama said...

Wonderful photos!

mrsnesbitt said...

A wine theme! LOVE IT!!!

Roger Owen Green said...

Beautiful photos. Quite vivid.

Rose said...

Beautiful photos, and I love your painting! The only part of Tuscany I've ever really visited was Assisi; your painting reminds me of walking through the narrow, cobbled streets there.

Q said...

Your painting is full of light!
I love it.
Art is the best way to start the day and ABC Wednesday round 5!
Sherry

Leslie: said...

LOVE this!!! AND your ART!!! I mention Tuscany in my post, too. :D

Anne said...

Nok en av mine favoritter på dene jorden dette også ja, nydelige bilder Arne.

Tumblewords: said...

Good post! I love your painting - the narrow path of stairs pull me into another world. Nice, nice!

mo.stoneskin said...

Lovely photos. Nice to read about wine. I'm a big fan of Spanish wine. Wasn't so bothered about French wine until I discovered some amazing Cotes du Rhone (no accents, sorry) and St. Emellion recently.