The following film is a work in progress for a larger film work. It demonstrates my engagement with the La Verna landscape in the Tuscan Apennines which I travelled to in 2012. Further insights into my journey, and the dialogues I found between Bellini's 'St Francis' painting and the landscape in and around the Sasso Spicco, can be found here. I am currently developing the film to feature 12 sites which I believe are relevant to our understanding of how the painting may have been made.

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St Francis in the Desert, Giovanni Bellini, ca. 1476-78, Oil on Panel

Panel: 49 1/16 x 55 7/8 in. (124.6 x 142 cm), Image: 48 7/8 × 55 5/16 in. (124.1 × 140.5 cm)