Posted by on February 9, 2013
With the formation of this blog comes an assortment of commitments, one of which is a favicon. Just in case you don’t know what a favicon is and probably never really cared, today I am posting a few words about mine with a little art lesson. A favicon is a favorite icon and it is displayed in the address bar of every browser. If you add my blog to your bookmarks page, my favicon will help you identify my web page for your next click.
My favicon is an iPhone pic of the eastern section of the ceiling in the entrance to the Uffizi galleries in Florence. Some of the areas in the gallery entrance are the remains of the Romanesque church of San Piero Scheraggio, which was partly destroyed to build the Uffizi. However, this particular fresco has the beautiful soft modeling and more romantic lines that began around the time of Boticelli in the 15th century, so I would assume it to be “New” rather than part of the church of 1299. Aside from the fact that this fresco was beautiful, it was also blue, my lifelong favorite color. Thus, the image of this lovely old fresco became my Favicon.