October 16, 2017 11:54 pm

PAINTING HOLIDAY IN THE LAND OF THE GREAT SICILIAN PAINTERS

Sicily, fertile volcanic land, is the island of contrasts, where you can find ancient ruins and baroque style architecture. Painting holiday in Sicily? Splashed with the yellow and violet, the Fattoria Mosé http://www.art-holidays.com/Destinations/Sicily.aspx is an ancestral country estate, where – for your creative attention – you will find landscapes and animals. Your accommodation? http://www.fattoriamose.com/ Consists of rooms within pleasing fully-furnished ...

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ARCHIPELAGO FROM THE BEAUTIFUL WATER CORAL – Favignana, Levanzo and Marettimo. Welcome to the Aegadian Islands

In the northwest tip of Sicily are situated really special islands set in crystal clear waters. http://www.italyheaven.co.uk/sicily/egadi-islands/ The Egadi archipelago (comprising the islands of Favignana, Levanzo and Marettimo and the islets of Maraone and Formica), is a must-see destination for those, who are seeking relaxing holiday and place to enjoy tranquil pace of everyday life. The sea is a treasure ...

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THE CHARM OF THE SICILIAN POETRY – Little Sicilian literary park

What explains Sicilians’ passion for literature? It is a certain sense of realism. It comes as no surprise, that Sicilian literature is a reflection of Sicily’s cultural identity over the centuries. Sicilian school and Tuscan poets (centred in the courts of Emperor Frederick II) established the vernacular – as opposed to Provençal – the standard language for Italian love poetry. ...

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RECOMMENDED READING LIST OF SICILIAN LITERATURE

Good Girls Don’t Wear Trousers, is an autobiographical novel by Lara Cardella (published when the author was only age 19). The novel tells the plight of a teenager, forced into the mental and cultural restrictions of Sicily in the 1980s. It became a social phenomenon, and was translated in several languages. In 1990, the book was adapted into a film ...

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THE SHADES OF SEXUALITY, THE COLORS OF ELEGANCE – Giovanni Boldini and alluring atmosphere of the Belle Epoque

GIOVANNI BOLDINI 1/3 – He enjoyed a long and successful artistic career. Born in Ferrara, with his artist-father, he was trained by Italian Renaissance masters from childhood. At the age of 20, he studied in Florence at the Scuola of the nude. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MJBiflv1r9s He started the 20th century as one of the best-known Italian painters. He began to paint society ...

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DISCOVER THE AEOLIAN ISLAND IN SICILY

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AEOLIAN ISLAND BY PAINTERS

The intellectual property of the images that appear in this blog correspond to their authors. The sole purpose of this site, is to spread the knowledge of these painters and that other people enjoy their works.

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FRANCE’S QUINTESSENCE – The Dordogne trip

Known as the land of thousand châteaux, the Dordogne’s landscape is embellished with castles built between 1337 and 1453, when this land marked the frontier between French and English territories. Mesmerising prehistoric cave paintings, standout cuisine and castle-strewn river lands. Welcome to Dordogne, http://meetingbenches.com/2017/03/dordognes-inner-landscapes/ where you can listen croak of frogs, hidden among weeping willows. The Dordogne is one of ...

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NOVELS ABOUT DORDOGNE

The Dordogne? http://meetingbenches.com/2017/03/dordognes-inner-landscapes/ No part of France is so impassioned by its culinary heritage as this deeply gourmet idyll in the rural south-west. Your personal enlightenment can find one special autumn as you wander on the Saturday-morning market in Périgueux. But, complete insider’s guide to the Dordogne (including hotels, restaurants, things to do, attractions, camping and glamping sites), maybe need ...

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STARS OVER THE DORDOGNE – Wan, dulled by much travelling

Born in 1932 to middle class parents in Massachusetts, Sylvia Plath published her first poem at the age of eight. She was a sensitive person, who tended to be a bit of a perfectionist. She was what many would consider a model daughter. She won a scholarship to Smith College in 1950 (even then she had an enviable list of ...

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