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A Mid-Week Break

 

Time to admire fine craftsmanship again.

(marquetry in the choir of the Santa Maria in Organo church, Verona, Italy, 2017)

 

 

 

A Mid-Week Break

 

Time to admire fine craftsmanship again.

(marquetry in the choir of the Santa Maria in Organo church, Verona, Italy, 2017)

 

 

 

comments (28)

  • Ray
  • Not Germany...
  • 25 Apr 2018, 00:45
It is masterful work.

Some of it looks like intricate inlay...?
Ginnie Hart: It is definitely masterful work, Ray, and is indeed inlaid wood/marquetry.
I wonder how long it's been there...?
Ginnie Hart: It took Fra Giovanni, an architect and craftsman from Verona, nearly 25 years to finish all his marquetry in the sacristy and choir, Larry, from 1477-1501. It's stood the test for a long time!
this is superb craftsmanship Ginnie... thanks for sharing it....petersmile
Ginnie Hart: Yes, it is, Peter, and you're welcome!
Again, the detail is so beautiful... you've captured it so tenderly
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Elizabeth. I really do have a soft spot for marquetry, as you know.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 25 Apr 2018, 04:24
This is a wonderful detail of the fine craftsmanship, Ginnie. We sure were short of eyes in that church. Wonderful point of view.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Astrid. We definitely were not disappointed that day!!!
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
  • 25 Apr 2018, 04:29
those floors are so worn

i like the ornate details on the risers
Ginnie Hart: Everything in that church seemed "so worn," Sherri. Not easy to forget!
Un très beau travail d'artisan d'art.
Bonne journée Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Even better in real life, Pascale! Merci.
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 25 Apr 2018, 06:23
This is woodwork of the highest order which has withstood the test of time Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Indeed so, Chris, in every way.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 25 Apr 2018, 06:47
It's an incredible piece of work. Can you just imagine how steady the hand needs to be?
Ginnie Hart: My hands are small and steady, Alan, and keen for intricate work. I have a feeling I would have wanted to learn from this master back in his day!
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 25 Apr 2018, 06:59
Oh yes, and did you take a seat there?
Ginnie Hart: Oh, no, Philine. I didn't dare! Maybe I was too busy admiring the handiwork and taking photos of it? smile
Heel mooi houtsnijwerk, gewoon vakwerk en door je bewerking doet het mooi zacht aan.
Ginnie Hart: Up close and personal, in real life, Marjolein, it's even more spectacular! Bedankt.
Wonderful craftsmanship indeed Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: It's a joy to see up close and personal, Bill.
  • Martine
  • France
  • 25 Apr 2018, 09:14
Magnifique travail de sculpture.
Ginnie Hart: Indeed so, Martine. Merci.
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 25 Apr 2018, 09:16
Wonderful workmanship but none to comfortable I'd imagine Ginnie. I would not wish to watche the World Cup finals sitting here.
Ginnie Hart: HA! You do have a point, Chad. smile
Organo? Is this how Oregon got its name? Just don't tell me it was taken from the herb oregano. Ha! Are they actually related?! I couldn't help but wonder...
Ginnie Hart: I think of that every time I write the name of this church, LC. We're on the same page, as you already know. smile
  • Bonnie
  • United States
  • 25 Apr 2018, 11:18
They don't make 'em like they used to! Gorgeous details.
Ginnie Hart: Isn't that the truth, Bonnie. Thanks.
Fra Giovanni would be very pelased if he knew his beautiful work still exists all these years later.
Ginnie Hart: I sure would hope so, Brian. He's a true master of the art form.
  • Elaine-
  • Canada
  • 25 Apr 2018, 11:47
it's like they don't know when to stop haha, not exactly a minimalist design aye? pretty picture tho
Ginnie Hart: I have a feeling he knew exactly what he was doing, Elaine. smile Thanks.
  • Steven
  • Chicagoland
  • 25 Apr 2018, 13:51
Incredible craftsmanship that you've captured here!! To see that they have withstood the test of time also speaks volumes.
Ginnie Hart: Indeed so, Steven. When was it that we lost this kind of dedication to work???
WHat delicate and elegant carved details. Your close up really shows it off beautifully
Friendship
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Ruthie. You would love it even more in real life!
Fine old woodwork.
Ginnie Hart: Indeed so, Tom.
The age is almost incomprehensible to one from North America.
Ginnie Hart: Bingo, Mary. You nailed it.
Seen from another perspective, it looks like a kneeler.
Ginnie Hart: I suppose so, Claudio. Interesting.
  • Ayush Basu
  • Venlo, Netherlands
  • 25 Apr 2018, 17:42
a testament to the dedication and patience of the craftsman, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Yes, indeed, Ayush!
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 25 Apr 2018, 21:50
There are those who do modern marquetry with laser. I wonder whether only one person did all of this, or whether a lot of them, each tackled a chair.
Ginnie Hart: This was all done by one man, Louis...Fra Giovanni from Verona...who did the marquetry also in the sacristy and took almost 25 years to do it, between 1477-1501. Talk about a legacy!
Can't help but love old carved wood. That is wonderful.
Ginnie Hart: I know, Michael. I know. My dad was also a lover of wood, so I think it's in my genes.
Wouldn't you have just loved to witness the carpenters (artists!) at work?!
Ginnie Hart: YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 26 Apr 2018, 07:03
I can't resist good church wood, Ginnie. Usually it doesn't have the added bonus of marquetry here
Ginnie Hart: There's something about wood, Lisl, isn't there, especially in old churches. The marquetry was definitely a bonus!

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