Allegra Hicks



September 13, 2013

Gilberto Zorio at Blain Southern

This is a brilliant exhibition that runs until the end of the month at Blain Southern. Though in a gallery, it has the distinct feel of a museum exhibition in the way the space is used. The exhibition is fabulously put together in a way that does justice to the amazing installations.

Empty Pool

I came across this vast empty pool on a long coastal drive in the southern tip of Puglia. On a September evening, when the days start to draw in early and a slight chill sets in, this sight seemed so indicative of the end of summer and beginning of a new season.

Tomb of the Diver Paestum

This extraordinary fresco on a Grecian tomb in Paestum Рdated approximately 470 BC Рis one of the few examples of Greek painting with figured scenes and the only one to have been decorated with frescoes of human subjects. It is so simple and beautiful, and unbelievable to think of the time in which it was conceived.