ORLANDO FURIOSO 500 YEARS – Palazzo dei Diamanti / Ferrara, Italy: until January 8, 2017

From 1995 on, UNESCO has included the historical centre of Ferrara in the list of World Cultural Heritage as a wonderful example of a town planned in the Renaissance. Ferrara http://www.ferraraterraeacqua.it/en/ferrara/cercatorien/accordion-right/tourist-information-offices still has the atmosphere of the past, which blends in harmoniously with the lively atmosphere of the present. Ferrara’s most famous image, is certainly that of its grand Renaissance. ...

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AROUND THE GREAT EPIC OF MAHABHARATA AND RAMAYANA – Raja Ravi Varma: traveling throughout India, in search of subjects

RAJA RAVI VARMA 1/4 – Most of his paintings, include pictures of mythological characters, from the epics and tales from religious texts and manuscripts. He was a renowned Indian painter, who greatly influenced the future generations of Indian painters. He is one of the few painters who have managed to accomplish a unison of the Indian traditions with the techniques ...

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THE CREATIVE ACTIVITIES MADE WITH WORDS – Tanka and Japan: a way of looking at the physical world, looking for something deeper

The creative lifestyles, are characterized by nonconforming attitudes and behaviors. With the creativity, an idea or a musical composition, literary work or a painting, they are phenomenons whereby something new is formed. Haiku started out as a popular activity during the 9th to 12th centuries in Japan called “tanka.” It is a way of looking at the physical world and ...

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CARDINALS, ALCHEMISTS AND COURTESANS – Walking in Renaissance Rome

You can choose a half-day tour or a full day. Renaissance Rome http://www.myvespatours.com/en/home/ is the tour dedicated to the Roman Renaissance, with its squares and the majestic palaces took the most important Roman noble families of the ‘500. You can choose a tour in Ape Calessino, or a tour on a Vespa (with or without driver). Crossing Via Giulia (rich ...

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RENAISSANCE’S NOVELS – Where he developed a new way to read and conceive of themselves

Advice on historical novels? If historical novels are your passion, there is a period that can inspire many suggestions: the Renaissance and its extraordinary protagonists. Caravaggio and Leonardo, Raphael and Brunelleschi, Botticelli, Masaccio and Tiziano. That of Caravaggio – for example – has been an eventful and adventurous life lived intensely and relentlessly. He got the glory, gained the protection ...

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TECHNIQUES WHICH USE DARK SHADOWS – Michelangelo Merisi, alias Caravaggio

CARAVAGGIO / MICHELANGELO MERISI 1/4 – In Rome, in 2010, an exhibition of his work which marked the 400th anniversary of his death attracted more than 580,000 visitors. His career, was short-lived. He killed a man during a brawl and fled Rome. He died not long after, on July, 1610. He was born as Michelangelo Merisi in Italy, around 1571, ...

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AUSTRALIAN SURREALIST PAINTERS

The surrealist painters, even in Australia, they express the energy and enthusiasm of expressive vitality. Among these artists, skilled in combining sublime painting with the enthusiasm, we also wanted to collect some of their creative suggestions. Not always what you perceive corresponds to what you see. Observing what they paint, you will never forget this basic concept. Four Australian surrealist ...

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