I chose to draw "Dusk" because I had always thought, in pictures, that the figure looked like a male model with two breasts just "stuck" on as an afterthought (ok - add some boobs - now it's a woman) But in actuality, seeing her in person, she was much more feminine. Tranquil, lovely. I was so thrilled I had a chance to draw for a while. I would have stayed and drew all the sculptures if I had the time!
After that wonderful experience we ate a delicious lunch at a cafe right outside the door of the Chapel. It was one of the best lunches I had! A vegetable quiche that was to die for (I keep looking for a similar recipe to no avail!)
On our way back to our hotel, we walked past the Church of Santa Maria Novella and decided to take a short detour to check out the inside.
The side door.
A door in the courtyard. Again, no photographs from the inside, but it was a lovely church and very ornate. I was also taken by surprise to see this painting, Massacio's Trinity, hanging in the church. I recognized it from many Art History classes.
What was also interesting was the information regarding the facade of the Church and a couple features I had previously ignored...two different Sundials.