Sheila O'Rourke,PhD, Art and Anthropology, UCI Faculty writes: "An iconic Venice panorama on a sunny day with sparkling waters softly surging with boat wakes, and a blue sky
laced with clouds. Certainly, a fantasy for the eyes. But there’s much more – look
down that canal at the distant pink and coral edifices reflecting the sun.
Their soft, warm light, their promise of a perfect midday meal and glass of
wine, a fantasy of someone special waiting for a rendezvous….how can we get