Artistic Tradition Woven in Time and Odyssey

A quick post this week featuring the famed Venetian house of Bevilacqua textiles and their artistic tradition woven in time along with some pictures from New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA’s) 50th Odyssey Ball.

A magical setting from the 50th Odyssey Ball at the New Orleans Museum of Art.

Some artwork featured Venetian Masters.

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Odyssey Ball photos by Lorre Lei Jackson

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A range of delectable desserts

Timothee Lovelock, the DJviolinist on Art Is Everywhere

Timothee Lovelock, the DJviolinist was one of the featured musicians. I like his violin!

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The Human Rosebud

What a perfect topic for April showers bringing May flowers on this 1st of May.

I never knew the details about St. Mark’s Day. It’s a tradition in Venice for celebrants to form a human rosebud in St. Mark’s Square.

Over a thousand people participated to celebrate the Festa del Bocolo, translated as the Feast of the Rosebud.

There’s a romantic history behind this celebration.

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The tradition calls for Venetian men to give a red rose to their beloved on this April 25th  holiday to honor St. Mark, Venice’s patron saint, on the day he died.

Here’s an interesting site, Venezia Rivelata where I found colored photos of the above + a time lapse video.

In typical Italian style, it takes a little longer to create the flower and in fact, the video never shows the completion.

This made me smile, because that carefree lifestyle just made me long to be back in Venice.

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St Mark Rosebud_AIE

St Mark Rosebud_AIE

Other events like the famous Regata di Traghetti boat race takes place during this Venetian holiday.

Regata di Traghetti on Art Is Everywhere