September 21, 2017 7:04 am

THE IMAGINARY, BEHIND THE APPARENT QUIET OF REALITY – Max Ernst, creative living on the borders of irrationality

MAX ERNST 1/4 – It is considered one of the greatest exponents of surrealism. All his life, he escapes to the conventions and rules, too restrictive for his unlimited brilliance. His works are densely symbolic repertoire of dream images, which made him famous all over the world. He gives a face to the unconscious and the irrational, observing a submerged ...

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EPIC TALES IN THE WORLD

The epic poem, begins with the invocation to the Muse, where he presented the subject of the poem. The epic is the first form of narrative, and also constitutes a kind of encyclopedia of knowledge, in verse recounting the story of a glorious past adventures. It was transmitted orally from poet-singers, with musical accompaniment. An epic poem recounts the exploits ...

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ORLANDO FURIOSO – The finest expression of the literary tendencies of the Italian Renaissance

Ludovico Ariosto was born in Italy, in 1474, Reggio Emilia (duchy of Modena). He was Italian poet, remembered for his epic poem Orlando furioso, the finest expression of the literary tendencies and spiritual attitudes of the Italian Renaissance. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrCpiJL8YXE Upon its publication in 1516, Orlando furioso enjoyed immediate popularity throughout Europe. He showed an inclination toward poetry from an early ...

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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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