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GIOVANNI VENTURA, A PHYSICIAN OF THE PLAGUE – The bitter memory of terrible days

When silk streets turned into contagion routes Inside the file 443, in the historical archive of a city, a contract drawn up in 1479 between a young doctor and the public authorities of those places is still preserve today. In exchange for the monthly salary of thirty florins, as well as a comfortably furnished house in the city, Giovanni Ventura …

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WHEN FLORENTINE CULTURE FECONDED ATTITUDES – Ambrogio Lorenzetti, an artist of the fourteenth century, between Madonnas and allegories

A profound humanity, within complex allegories Widespread in Europe since 1346, the great lawn mower commonly known as the other death or black plague https://www.ilpalio.org/gabrielli_pesteigine.htm had claimed over twenty million human lives before disappearing. In 1348, due to that epidemic and just like his brother, a man named Ambrogio also died in Siena. Fearing the imminence of his death, in …

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INDIVIDUALITY AND CREATIVITY – Generating artistic innovations in Japan

Domain-specificity of creativity and Japanese people In their country, a flower represents the fragility and beauty of life. In Japanese culture, the meaning of the cherry blossom tree dates back to ancient times. As you begin your trip to Japan https://www.japan.travel/en/, it is advisable never to forget, under any circumstances, that life can be wonderfully beautiful, but also short. It …

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SOMETHING BRIGHT AND FUN – Yuki Ogura, a very prolific artist

A Japanese Modern & Contemporary artist The warmth and humanity in her work, makes she endearing to audiences. Her maiden name was Yuki Mizoguchi. Yuki Ogura http://www.artnet.com/artists/yuki-ogura/ was born in Ōtsu city (Shiga Prefecture), into a March day, in 1895. Her home-studio were located in Kamakura, where she lived to the age of 105. Her work has been offered at …

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DESTRUCTURED CLOTHES, ON THE BORDER WITH THE ABSURD – Rei Kawakubo, the great Lady of the Japanese avant-garde

Doing things never done, but with a strong image In 2017, the Metropolitan Museum of New York dedicated an exhibition to her, collecting her most iconic items. Three-dimensional and exaggerated dresses, unconventionally also made with overlapping materials. She had studied art and literature, had become an advertising and finally a stylist. Born in Tokyo on an October day in 1942, …

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THE CHARM OF PHOTOGRAPHY, BETWEEN VIVID AND DREAMY COLORS – Mika Ninagawa, a multidisciplinary artist who works in photography and film

A creative look that embraces flora, fauna, landscapes and paintings In Japan, celebrities are looking for her portraits. Her photographic works deal with themes inherent to Japanese youth culture, as well as – among other themes – goldfish and landscapes. Known for her style filled with vibrant colors, photographer Mika Ninagawa https://mikaninagawa.com/ was born in Tokyo on an October day …

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VISIONARY MASTERPIECES, AT THE EDGE OF THE WORLD – Chimako Tada, a sweetly flexible and beautiful language

Write on the outskirts of life, in relative isolation. Author of over 15 poetry books, Chimako Tada https://poets.org/poet/tada-chimako was a poet famous for her surreal style. She translated prose and poetry from French, documenting with words the female experience in the period following the end of the Second World War. Her Japanese translation of Yourcenar’s Memoires d’Hadrien was publish with …

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FEELINGS, WORLD VISIONS AND MANGA – Hiromu Arakawa, a consistent and unpretentious style

A manga for entertainment, away from sadness Born in 1973 in Makubetsu, on a May day, she grew up on the family farm, dreaming of becoming a comic book author from an early age. In the presentation of her albums, Hiromu Arakawa – who has been the mother of a child since 2007 – has the habit of drawing herself …

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WHERE YOU CAN FALL 7 TIMES, RAISING 8 – Getting to know Japan, among courteous friends

Cherry blossoms and warrior men In their country, a flower represents the fragility and beauty of life. In Japanese culture, the meaning of the cherry blossom tree dates back to ancient times. As you begin your trip to Japan https://www.japan.travel/en/, it is advisable never to forget, under any circumstances, that life can be wonderfully beautiful, but also short. Also into …

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WHERE SKIN EMITTE A CARAMEL CREATIVITY – You cannot bring a Filipino journey to life, without losing something substantial

Traveling where it pays to be interested in what did not happen The average temperature in the Philippines http://experiencephilippines.org/ is 86degreesF (30degreesC). Being an archipelago, its offers countless adventures to experience and activities to do. Some parts of the country such are warm and comfortable in all seasons and can be visit throughout the year. As different bodies of water …

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