URGING ANSWERS – Cui Xiuwen: between Chinese tradition and modernity

CUI XIUWEN 1/4 – For some years, we are witnessing the establish itself on the international scene of contemporary Chinese artists. The Chinese avant-garde today, creating interaction with European and oriental patterns, also develops explicit references to famous works of the past. That artist became interested in creating new representations of her work. Her first foray into the world of ...

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READING POEMS, EVEN QHILE YOU ARE TRAVELING IN CHINA

CHINESE POEMS OF THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY – Many people loves to read. Our proposal call any web-traveler to sit into Meeting Benches info@meetingbenches.com to share written emotions, observing new creative horizons. In his book (How to Read and Why), Harold Bloom says that we should read slowly, with love and with our inner ear cocked. By reading a written description, ...

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TRAVEL IN ITALY – November 1, 1496

………………………… He died in Krakow Filippo Bonaccorsi, Italian humanist and writer. BRANDA CASTIGLIONI – He was born in Milan, February 4, 1350, and was an Italian cardinal and humanist. He completed his studies in Milan, later attending the University of Pavia, where he taught law. Pope Boniface IX entrusted him with a mission to Cologne, Flanders, Hungary and Transylvania, and ...

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SOPHISTICATED FIGURES, PAINTED WITH PROVOCATIVE REALISM – John Currin

JOHN CURRIN 1/4 – Without boundaries, his way of expressing creativity ranges between reality and fiction, between obscene and refined. His female eros interpretation offers you a panoramic expressive works over almost surreally grotesque. He is a very sophisticated, painter: both the technical level and the visual culture. What he offers you through his works, it is a way to ...

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TO BE BELOVED – Giacomo Leopardi

Remembered for his intensely pessimistic attitude towards the human condition and life, he was a significant figure of the Italian Romanticism era. The extraordinarily lyrical quality of his poetry, made him a central protagonist in the European and literary and cultural landscape. His own literary evolution, created a remarkable and renowned poetic work, related to the Romantic era. Giacomo Leopardi ...

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THE ADVENTURE OF THE GOLDEN BRONZE – Cartoceto di Pergola / Italy

All we know, is that the statues were cast between the 1st century BC and the 1st century AD. That equestrian group, is the only one of its kind to have survived from the Roman age. The group includes two horsemen and two women (whom experts have not yet been able to identify). For the men, most suggest Nero, Julius ...

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ROCKS, FOUNTAINS AND FESTIVALS – Senigallia and its surroundings

…………………………….. 162 km in 4 hours and twenty minutes: Senigallia (its rebirth dates from the middle of the 15th century, when Sigismondo Pandolfo Malatesta fortified and repopulated his territory. For 27 years Giovanni Della Rovere made it the small capital of his state living it a city wall and an impressive fortress, the symbol of the city. Its characteristic corner ...

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WHEN MIRRORING YOURSELF, YOU SEE AN APPLE – Cristina Bernazzi

CRISTINA BERNAZZANI 1/3 – Of all her personal favorite pieces, she loves one in which a woman climbs a tree branch to look in a mirror (but only to see an apple instead of her reflection). For she, design is a language that goes beyond words. For that she cannot imagine existence without drawing and painting. She was born and ...

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IN THE DEPTH – Poem by Dastilige Nevante

ASTONISHMENT, poems loose in the winter. A short collection of poems – with screens – that has matured in the season where everything seems to be sleeping, but where everything can be born in silence. http://meetingbenches.com/e-book-english-version/ Dante Evangelisti was born in Italy and graduated in Psycho-Sociology of Communication. For many years he worked for international insurance company. Painter with passion ...

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