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ITALIAN RENAISSANCE POETS, IN ADVANCE OF THEIR TIMES – Famous Italian poets and their remarkable works, in the shadow of Raffaello Sanzio

As good as Raphael, but as a poet In the Italy that you might visit, consider exploring its streets and creative horizons from the time of the painter Raffaello Sanzio. You will discover that “Il beccafico” was the title of a poem, which is the name of a bird belonging to the Italian wildlife, as well as a restaurant in …

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QUOD TU ES EGO FUI. QUOD EGO SUM ET TU ERIS – What you are, I too was, what I am, you too will be

Monitor everyone, without respite and distraction, far from contagion This is an Author’s journey set in Italy, with a time horizon ranging from 1348 to 2021. The whole itinerary is focus on pandemics over the centuries, and on their ability to influence the mental and geographical views of vast territories. It will be a special Author’s journey, which will cross …

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FROM PLAGUE TO CORONAVIRUS – Journey into the memory of a different death

When epidemics rage in the cities, looking for infectors You have decided what to see, budget and destination, so it is time to build your trip, but add the places you want to see. If you decide to travel to Italy to create a travel itinerary to refer to, consider five places touched by the plague epidemics https://offtheshelf.com/2014/10/7-deadly-plague-books-you-should-read-before-youre-quarantined/. After returning …

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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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