Time to Order “The Piero Affair…with side trips

Madonna Miseracordia by Piero della Francesca

Want to read a unique book about Tuscany? What’s so special about it? This book gives you a complete understanding of this magical place. Open a page and you will find you can’t put it down until the last word. Then you will return to read again and again. Mariangeli Betti, the Director of the Museo Civico in Sansepolcro, Italy, who gave us this amazing image of Piero della Francesca’s Madonna Misericordia says, ” In this journey of the soul (the suthor) has made many other meetings that have allowed us to know the culture of central Italy in all its components: environment, nature, art, landscapes, gastronomy, places, people. The book tells all and can transmit it with expertise, irony, but never banal. Thank you Pat for this work.” The book is a labor of love…love of all things Tuscan. It records forty-five years of Pat Musick’s travels in Tuscany and takes the reader on a personal journey of love in her rented villa in what becomes her village, Pergine. Together you drive through the Tuscan countryside to visit small churches and uncover their glorious art. Sip wine from wineries hidden in the Chianti hills. Prepare meals with the vegetables you bought that morning from Marta in the village. The perfect book to prepare your travelers for their unforgettable trip to Tuscany. It can be ordered from CAMUS, Incorporated, Longitude Recommended Reading, or Barnes and Noble. Hardcover 250 pages 200 breathtaking images 16 recipes Map

About Pat Musick

For all of my life (since I was four), I have made art. Using my hands to create artwork is a privilege and a joy. If the art has a sense of peace...a zen feeling, then I have succeeded in my desire to make work that is harmonious and whole. In order to achieve that goal, the art must be experienced. This website will provide that encounter and introduces you to my sculpture, paintings and drawings that span a forty year period. You will be able to see from whence I came, the changes over time and where I am going today. There has been much growth. I began as a painter and transitioned to wall sculpture, then free standing works. Over the years, I have retained my interest in two dimensions by making works on paper. The art moved from expressionistic to abstract to conceptual and has undergone a steady reduction to simpler elements and media. The materials I use are stone, steel, wood, canvas and kozo paper and beeswax. Stone, wood, and beeswax reflect the natural world and steel, canvas and paper, the human. My artistic goal is to express the relationship between mankind and the environment and the tensions we exert upon each other. I search for resolution and reconciliation. I find it in the process of rebirth and renewal. From the natural world process of regeneration, I have learned that from adversity comes the chance for new beginnings. I make both large and small, indoor and outdoor sculpture and works on paper. My work is represented in the permanent collections of over fifty museums and public spaces in the country. I have MA and PhD degrees from Cornell University and I am the author of four books. I am represented by MK Fine Arts, Andover, New Hampshire, West Branch Gallery, Stowe, Vermont, Edgewater Gallery, Middlebury, Vermont and in the Fall, 2011 The Clark Gallery, Lincoln, Massachusetts.
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