Sublime Photos Capture the Quiet Beauty of the Tuscan Countryside

Photographer Mauro Maione transports us to the idyllic Tuscan countryside in his series of gorgeous landscape images. Often depicting grandiose shots, Maione's photos showcase all of the vibrant natural beauty that the gently-rolling hills have to offer. Small cottages and trees dot the landscape, but it's the skies that really steal the show. At times, their coloring appears almost unreal, depicting sublime purples, pinks, and blues that occasionally mingle with blankets of ethereal fog. They look like scenes from a mystical fairy tale.

All of Maione's images are devoid of people, but they don't convey a feeling of desolation or loneliness. Rather, the landscapes speak to us, their grassy knolls and awe-inspiring horizons reminding us to venture outside and reconnect with nature in a meaningful way.

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Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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