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482 rivalling the Mosques) St. Sophia in Istanbul in richness and color - the discovery, for me, of Cimabue! I had been acquainted with Giotto & Alonzo Concidud him a great master. However, in conception and design, Cimabue is still greater - the [[strikethrough]] larger [[/strikethrough]] greater approach. I must buy reproductions of his work & study him. His work is tremendous - and it might be possible, furthermore, for me to make use of some motifs in key work. Ambitious, I know, but ridin in inspiration to turn to than to the baroque Tuitneth. Must not relinquish the tenzter (idea) of another version of Sairipie of Isaac. Perhaps - treated like the Survivors - only black & white - Rewnk-Sacrifice, After math, (pale violet greys) Figure of woman - (Idea - Figure of Buddha come vivid with lively figure in prayer - difficult & static, however, for an overall composition - All this in my mind, seated in this lovely square, built high above the city - 483 Perugia. April 20 - with its fine old terrace, trees, flowers, young people seated & strolling by the children, as everywhere, at play. Good to be here. I was so enchanted with the landscape, today, as we drove through the countryside, I thought of God in nature and God in man. "Every human being is a shrine for a spark of the divinity." Tired, rested & had dinner with Ruby Bacon & Dorothy Bernett, both of Caliprese whom I met on the bus - Early to bed & rest. Perugia. Thursday, April 21 - 9 AM - Tour of the city for three hours. Perugia - looks down upon the valley of the Tibes - a smiling, gentle landscape, founded by the Umbri. Parts of the city, 700 years before Christ. It was a most important Etruscan city - One still sees the massive circle of fortification walls of large blocks of stone (without use of cement) the Arco Etrusco and the Porta Marzia Every subsequent period has left its mark of a noble order - from S. Angelo. the oldest Christian Church (end of the 5th to the beginning of the 6th
Cimabue, also known as Cenni di Pepo or Cenni di Pepi, was an Italian painter and designer of mosaics from Florence. Surely she means "Tiber" not "Tibes."
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