Details of a city

June 6, 2009

Walking around in Rome, one can see art in every nook and cranny, on a door hinge, a latch, a bracket for a downspout. This art goes beyond the task of the object,  it is made to be beautiful as well as functional. I am not used to this, being form America, where the practical is beautiful, where austere is sacred. In Rome, the art is for everyone. It is everywhere, you may look at it or not, but there it is.