A large part of the beauty of Italy is the magnificent blend of the old and the new, the ancient and the contemporary, and the art of antiquity side by side with graffiti and street art. One Sicilian, who is attempting to make his own mark on ancient Italian architecture, is Pietro Cataudella, a 23 year old student at the University of Pisa who has been receiving attention on social media for his new project, entitled #CityLiveSketch.
In City Live Sketch, Pietro sketches his view of many Italian architectural monuments (the Cattedrale di San Zeno in Pistoia, the Piazza del Campo in Siena, and the Piazza dei Miracoli in Pisa just to name a few) and then takes a picture of his sketchbook with the famous landmark in the background. The results are posted to his personal Instagram and to #CityLiveSketch, and are well worth a look. Pietro combines his own artistic vision with the artistic vision of those that came hundreds of years before him, and the result is a series of images that are both captivating and inspiring.
Stay tuned in case Pietro plans to make any other trips to Florence to try his hand at capturing the beauty of all that this city has to offer.