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SKY IN THE ROOM – Gino Paoli, a long love’s history

He was born in Monfalcone, little town near Trieste in 1934, but everyone believes that Gino Paoli was born in Genoa (and in a sense it is like that) because he has written beautiful music pages about this town. http://www.ginopaoli.it/Home/ In Genoa, he worked as a porter and painter, but he had also started singing in town. His first success ...

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FOLLOW YOUR HEART– Novel, by Susanna Tamaro

Susanna Tamaro is an Italian writer, born in 1957. She was born in Trieste and is a distant relative of the writer Italo Svevo. She was graduated as a director of the Experimental Center of Cinematography in Rome. In 1981 she completed her first novel, rejected by publishers. She had moved to Umbria for reasons of health. Here, after years ...

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JOURNEY OF SUFFERING AND ESTHETIC REDEMPTION – Amelia Rosselli, poems of painful and violent reality

She is one of the great poets of the 20th century, and her yet voice is comparable to the poets such as Akhmatova and Plath. Amelia Rosselli grew up as a refugee between France, England, and United States, where she was educated. She returned to Italy in 1949, settling eventually in Rome. She was born in Paris in 1930, as ...

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STEFANIA FERSINI (1982), ITALIAN PAINTER – Crumpled fashion models of Stefania

I AM FED UP OF GOING FAST, TIRED OF THE EXCESSES AND SUPERFICIALITY, I NEED TO PAINT TO SLOW DOWN STEFANIA FERSINI 1/3 – Her inspiration? The world of fashion. She was born in Aosta, but she lives and works in Turin, creating paintings, which look like photos https://www.stefaniafersini.com/ She loves working with painting, which reflects the excess of visual ...

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SALVATOR ROSA (1615/1673), ITALIAN NATURALISTIC PAINTER – Rebel of Neapolitan painting

WHEN TEARS ARE THE LAST LEFTOVERS OF HOPE SALVATOR ROSA 1/3 – At age 17, he was initiated as an artist. This child, who was born in the village of Arenella (in Naples) in 1615, had known the basics of pictorial art from his grandfather’s shop, painting on small real life scenes canvases. In the shop of a Spanish painter ...

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GINO SEVERINI (1883/1966), ITALIAN FUTURIST PAINTER – Colors of movements, lights and events

PERFECT FUTURISTIC STYLE AND SPECIAL PSYCHIC CUBISM GINO SEVERINI 1/3 – He was born in Cortona in 1883, compled his primary studies in his hometown. In 1899 he went to Rome, where he attended art courses of Villa Medici. In his hands, formed amazing masterpieces of art. After his Roman debut, because he wished to study Impressionist painting, he had ...

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MASACCIO (1401/1428), ITALIAN PAINTER – At the age of 18, he was considered a master

CREATOR OF RENAISSANCE STYLISTICS MASACCIO 1/3 – He is considered the initiator of the Renaissance. Tommaso Giovanni of Mone Cassai (artistically known as Masaccio) was born in San Giovanni Valdarno in 1401. His paternal home (still existing), is located in the main street of his hometown. He remained father orphan, he had completed his first studies at his grandfather’s shop. ...

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POMPEO GIROLAMO BATONI (1708/1787), ITALIAN PAINTER – Portraits and elaborate mythological allegories

PAINTER WHO INVENTED THE TYPE OF GRAND TOURIST PORTRAIT POMPEO GIROLAMO BATONI 1/3 – He was born in Lucca (Italy), studied design at the paternal shop and painted under the direction of two famous painters of his town. In 1728 he was in Rome, where he studied Raffaello and designed Roman statues. His first painting (Madonna with Child and Saints) ...

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SOMEBODY THAT I USED TO KNOW – The story of a musical song by Gotye, the songwriter who loves Depeche Mode and Kate Bush

His distinctive voice is similar to the one of Sting. As a solo singer, he has released several albums, winning five ARIA Music Awards and received a nomination for Best Artist for Asia and the Pacific at the MTV Europe Music Awards. His name is Wouter Wally De Backer, but everyone knows him with his artistic name: Gotye. This native ...

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TRUE STORY OF THE KELLY GANG – Novel, by Peter Carey

This Australian writer has been twice the winner of the Booker Prize. Peter Carey was born in 1943 in Bacchus Marsh (Victoria State), and at the age of nineteen he started working in the advertising industry of Melbourne and Sydney. Devoting himself to writing in 1974, “The Fat Man in History” – collection of tales – was published. In 1981 ...

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