This photo is dedicated to Tim, a follower of my blog who has kindly fed back to me many times on my photos – reassuring me that there is an audience out there! More precisely it is dedicated to Tim’s wife, whom he says has been known to hang out her washing in specific colours and shapes to create an art installation. Thankfully she recognised the artist within herself when doing this because she went on to put on a public art show involving a washing line that people could rearrange as they chose. You can read about it in his comments to a recent post.
Washing lines and window displays are two examples of ‘street art’ that are persistent in Venice. Maybe that is one of the reasons why I love the city so much – because the Venetians turn hanging out the washing or decorating shop windows into such an exquisite art form that there is beauty all around you wherever you go. In fact I’m sure the message on the window is a nod to the fact that dressing a window in Venice is no ordinary task; it is the work of an artist.
I included the lady in the photo because I think it makes it appear as if the window is talking to her, saying “Why aren’t you appreciating what has been created here?!!!!”