Girl with a pearl earring-Vemeer
Birth of Venus-Sandro Boticelli
There are many galleries and art schools in Florence. The amazing thing to me, which further adds to my intimidation is the "sidewalk art" that happens every single day near the Porcalleno Mercato. There are 3 spaces available, and artists work on their hands and knees all day long to recreate some of the most beautiful and famous paintings in the world, in chalk. At the end of the day, the street sweeper comes by and washes their work away.
They do this for 6-8 hours a day for the coins that people put into their baskets. The photos are some of my favorites, but they are all incredible!!! I will take you to see them when you are here. I go every night to take my photos of the finished products.