The exhibition at Spoleto went so well that we are planning a much more extended exhibition with educational presentations on both Rembrandt and Maitani at nearby Todi.
Todi is a beautiful, unspoilt, hill-top city with magnificent buildings dating back to pre-Roman times with splendid examples of later churches and palazzi. The Tempio of San Fortunato is the truest Gothic church I know in Italy. It has some unusual Karma Sutra type carvings on the façade, so minute that you will need a guide to point them out. My guide was Luca from the Museo Lapidario. He showed me Todi as a treasure trove of stone during my short stay. I hope to re-visit it at leisure while my exhibition is on.
The Museo Lapidario is the ideal place for the presentations as it is well equipped to show DVDs to small audiences. The dedicated staff have promised to translate my DVDs into Italian. Todi is a short distance from Orvieto where the façade of the Duomo is covered with 112 sq.m of relief. My DVD should persuade people that Lorenzo Maitani was the great master-mind behind the sculpture as well as the architect. My most recent discovery is how Maitani was able to transmit his ideas so clearly to his band of assistants. (It is very probable that one of them later carved the façade of The Tempio mentioned above.)
If all goes well this show should take place around Christmas time.