Sometimes Nature has its geometries (mostly assisted by human beings, I suspect). One that I’m especially fond of is a characteristic “Italian landscape”, with its arboreal exclamation points, as here:
Does it look like Tuscany or Umbria? It does to me, at any rate. But it isn’t; it’s right here in Northampton MA, on the grounds of our little community. (See sliver of town house roof through the trees.)
I wonder if the Italian landscape might have been the inspiration for the Trylon and Perisphere, the iconic symbol of the New York World’s Fair in 1939-40? I actually attended that Fair, although I was way too young to be making any artistic assumptions!
Ma certo, this is a dramatic enough scene, with its stormy skies, to grace an Italian opera, non é vero?