STAND, GENTLEMEN, IN FRONT OF A WOMAN

Made not to suffer, but to shine with their uniqueness Feminine poetry is a hymn to the beauty, resilience and power of women. Here are some short poems that celebrate the femininity and strength of women, starting from one by William Shakespeare, STANDING, GENTLEMEN, BEFORE A WOMAN: For all the violence committed on her, for all the humiliations she has …

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A BOLD AND INNOVATIVE PAINTING STYLE

James Ensor, a personal style that influenced Belgian art and beyond Symbolism https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10780-020-09396-z is an artistic and cultural movement that originated in France in the second half of the 19th century. In summary, symbolism focuses on the depth of the soul, the search for hidden meanings and the connection between reality and dreams. This movement involved the figurative arts, poetry …

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THE VOICES OF WATER

A compelling, spectacular and full of symbolism graphic novel Whether you are an art enthusiast, a traveler or simply curious, these pages offer you a delightful journey through a series of artistically themed benches. The sole purpose of this site is to spread knowledge of cartoonists who have distinguished themselves for the originality of their creative approach. In compliance with …

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WHERE EPHEMEROUS AND CREATIVITY MEET

Fashion trends, something that has to do with our way of life Whether you are attracted by the elegance of Raphael‘s idealized reality, the avant-garde creations of Rei Kawakubo or the intriguing blend of naturalism and refined expressiveness, this space invites you to explore the beauty, compositional balance and formal perfection that they are found in various artistic expressions. Whether …

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A SECRET WITHIN A SECRET

Digital photography and art of capturing the essence of our world Whether you are attracted by the elegance of Raphael’s idealized reality, the avant-garde creations of Rei Kawakubo or the intriguing blend of naturalism and refined expressiveness, this space invites you to explore the beauty, compositional balance and formal perfection that they are found in various artistic expressions. Whether you …

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WHEN POEM IS A BLIND PAINTING

The art that does not seek followers, seeks lovers of words Meeting Benches https://meetingbenches.com/ transcends the physical session, inviting you to explore art, culture and creativity around the world, without horizons. Through this digital platform, artists, thinkers and dreamers converge, sharing their visions and inspiring each other. Thus, if the history of traditional benches spans centuries, that of Meeting Benches …

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A CREATIVE WOMAN ON THE MARGINS OF NORMALITY

When the rules don’t apply to those who live on the margins She liked going out in the evening and having a handsome man by her side; she loved him telling her how beautiful she was or how great her art was. TĂȘte de femme, a pencil and watercolor drawing measuring 36.3 x 27.5 cm, dated 1928 and signed lower …

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WITH COLORS AND SHAPES, BETWEEN CAMELS, KINGS AND CONSTELLATIONS

Benozzo Gozzoli, a testimony to the power of art From Italian Renaissance painter renowned for his captivating murals, we want to delve into the distinctive features of his pictorial style. You will be fascinated by the festive processions full of life, movement and sense of occasion frescoed by Benozzo Gozzoli https://meetingbenches.com/2016/05/the-man-called-benozzo-trained-as-a-goldsmith-he-will-become-painter/. How can you forget his meticulous attention to detail, …

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EXPRESSIONIST INTENSITY AND RAW PHYSICALITY

Egon Schiele, a creative flight between strong lines, deformed bodies and provocative watercolors We want to tell you about the life and influences, distinctive style and artistic legacy of a man who explored the raw emotion and intensity of art. We want to remind you of what this artist wrote on April 22, 1912, in his Prison Diary: “Art cannot …

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THE MAN WHO FOUND BEAUTY IN VIOLENCE

Marshall Arisman, the illustrator with provocative and violent works In this article we will tell you about Marshall Arisman https://sva.edu/about/press-room-publications/marshall-arisman-an-artist-s-journey-from-dark-to-light-1972-2017, an illustrator, American painter, storyteller and educator who has left us stimulating insights through his work, which we invite you to explore further through the files of some of his famous works. A special grandmother had taught him to find …

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BEAUTY, COMPOSITIVE BALANCE AND FORMAL PERFECTION

Raphael, between combining idealized reality, naturalism and refined expressiveness Located in the hills of the Marche region of Italy, Urbino https://www.italyheaven.co.uk/lemarche/urbino/ is an architectural jewel that played a vital role during the Renaissance. Of this fascinating city you cannot help but appreciate the historic center and the Renaissance walls, still almost intact, which enclose an urban complex of extraordinary homogeneity. …

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THE ONLY UNFINISHED ART FORM

Fashion, that is, the art of wearing with taste and creativity Fashion trends are not universal https://www.vogue.com/fashion/trends; some may have a wide diffusion, while others remain confined to specific niches. Where do fashion trends come from? Certainly not during fashion shows, because high fashion catwalks are only the stage where new trends come to life and consolidate themselves. To give …

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IN THE FESTIVE ATMOSPHERE OF THE VENICE CARNIVAL

What if everything was a dream? Who cares, you’ll like it and want to keep dreaming An opportunity to celebrate, wear costumes, masks and participate in cheerful and colorful parades? The carnival. Satire and irony are an integral part of this event. In Italy it is a celebration that plays an important role in folklore connected to the masks of …

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THE SUPREME ART OF ANTICIPATION

Billiards: how life depends on a breath, an instant, a fateful encounter It is an ancient game, a physical exercise that requires strict discipline, which children or adults engage in. Among the enthusiasts of this type of competition regulated by conventional rules and whose outcome depends to a greater or lesser extent on skill or luck, there are those who …

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A LOOK WITH A CLEAN AND LINEAR AESTHETICS

Jacquemus: when a sweater on the shoulders makes the difference Fast fashion, a business model that relies on the production of low-cost, low-quality clothing, has been adopted by large clothing chains. The main objective of this model is to produce affordable, fashionable and affordable clothing for consumers. Have you ever thought that low-cost clothing production involves the use of synthetic …

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