SPEAKING ABOUT LOVE – Italian Renaissance poetry, when nothing’s sure about tomorrow

The most notable Italian writers, who contributed to the flowering of poetry were Marsilio Ficino and Angelo Poliziano, but later Renaissance literary achievements include some special books (such as the Matteo Maria Boiardo’s Orlando Innamorato, Baldassare Castiglione’s The Book of the Courtier, and Ludovico Ariosto’s Orlando Furioso). Number of women writers and poets arose that time too (best known are ...

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THE BOTTICELLI SPRING – Museum of the Uffizi Gallery, Florence

She was born between 1477 and 1482. This wonderful work of art was painted for a man named Pierfrancesco, cousin of Lorenzo dei Medici. Pictorially, this Spring http://www.florence-museum.com/ is very refined work, partly because full of hundreds of types of flowers. Whoever watch it, remains entranced with this art created by Sandro Botticelli. Perhaps it is the use of color, ...

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SWEET SOUNDS OF THE SPRING

Try to tune into the sounds of spring. To encourage all of us to get outdoors Jason Singh has vocally recreated the nation’s best-known songbirds. Before creating the album, he visited National Trust places which features birds and wildlife (including blackbirds and robins, woodpeckers, owls, frogs and crickets). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JDDaCO32Ipg The Sound of Spring, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DAn–Mu4Vgk is the album of compositions related ...

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SPRING SHADES IN BOOKS AND MUSIC

At the spring equinox days are 12 hours long with day length increasing as the season progresses. It’s springtime outside, slugger. It’s springtime and soon all the trees will have leaves. Cherry trees bloom in the springtime. Springtime synonyms? Blossom, florescence, floruit, flower, flush, heyday, high noon, prime, salad days. Springtime refers also to ideas of rebirth, rejuvenation, renewal, resurrection ...

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WORDS WITH FRAGRANCE OF SPRING

Spring time is calling you. Your world becomes filled with color and the scent of delicious greenery. Spring gives you hope for rejuvenation. https://www.amazon.com/Spring-Poems-Grande-Directions-Paperbook/dp/0811216853 It is time to renew the excitement. It is a miraculous experience, because the whole world comes alive after the winter, in which it seemed, everything was dead. The world, that seemed so dull and cold, ...

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CLAUDE MONET, MORE THAN JUST A FOUNDER OF IMPRESSIONIST PAINTING

CLAUDE MONET 1/3 – One of his most famous Spring-related pieces is titled The Spring. In order to capture the changing of light and the passing of the seasons, his ambition of documenting the countryside led him to adopt a method of painting – the same scene many times. The Earth was Monet’s muse. He was more than just a ...

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VIRTUAL MUSEUM AND VIRTUAL EXHIBITION – Sharing History at the Kunsthistorisches Museum

Kunsthistorisches Museum (Neue Burg -Heldenplatz, 1010 Wien) – one of the world’s foremost fine arts museums, https://www.khm.at/en/ enriches your Vienna itinerary. To design this special exhibitions, the curators had access to a database of 2,490 objects (specially brought together for this project). Entering into to the virtual museum, you can also use this database, to conduct further research. Through the ...

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TRANSLATING BODILY SENSATION INTO A VISUAL LANGUAGE – The strange bodies of Maria Lassnig

MARIA LASSNIG 1/3 – She was an Austrian artist, known for her theory of body awareness. The starting-point while painting: the only true reality are her feelings, played out within the confines of her body. She, one of the most significant and innovative painters on the contemporary art scene was born in Carinthia in 1919. http://meetingbenches.com/2017/03/carinthias-inner-landscapes/ Her mother gave birth ...

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CARINTHIA’S INNER LANDSCAPES

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HE BEGINS LOOKING AT THE EMPTY CANVAS – Nicolai Fechin, the man who painted with whatever he could, including his hands

NICOLAI FECHIN 1/3 – He is a Russian-American painter known for his portraits and works featuring Native Americans. He was born in Kazan (Russia). After graduating at the Imperial Academy of Arts and traveling Europe, he returned to Kazan, where he taught and painted. He was infected with tuberculosis and with his family settled in Taos, New Mexico, for a ...

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