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Italian Songs?

Posted by angela On March - 22 - 2017 0 Comment

Italian Songs?

San Valentino

Posted by angela On February - 13 - 2017 0 Comment

Valentino was a young patrician born in Terni, a city not far from Rome. He was a Roman and worshipped the pagan gods of Mount Olympus.
When he was 21 he converted to Christianity and left his rich and confortable life to dedicate himself to God. Later he became priest and then bishop. His mission was […]

“Hey Mom, I shook hands with an Oscar Winner!”

Posted by angela On March - 26 - 2014 0 Comment

My title for this post comes from my son, as we exited the Goldoni Theater and bumped into Toni Servillo. The actor is in Venice this week with his play Le Voci di Dentro by Eduardo De Filippo, and he had just finished a meeting with interested members of the audience.
We had lagged behind, hoping […]

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The Tree of Life

Posted by angela On January - 2 - 2014 0 Comment

What does a hen have to do with the Tree of Life?



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Why I like Bruno Mars

Posted by angela On November - 6 - 2013 0 Comment

The songs of Bruno Mars are like the paintings of Jan Steen: they both narrate genre tales. Their stories capture a cultural moment. They don’t try to open a discussion, or teach a lesson; rather, they just tell a story, express a wish or an emotion, without prejudice. Young people like him because they recognize […]

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Posted by lindalei On July - 30 - 2012 0 Comment

Going to see Michelangelo’s statue of David is one of the most amazing feelings in the world. I was absolutely mesmerized by its beauty and grace.

What better work of art to show Italian belief systems! In one piece, you can experience the value Italians place on aesthetics and passion. They believe in getting the job […]

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Giorgione’s Old Lady

Posted by angela On February - 11 - 2012 0 Comment

This female portrait is unusual compared to paintings of the genre, both earlier and contemporary. One notes that the person represented is neither wealthy nor important, but is simply an old woman, one of many grandmothers of the age. Giorgione’s all-too-brief artistic career spanned the years from approximately 1495 until 1510, and during this period, […]

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Posted by angela On February - 1 - 2012 0 Comment

This is one of the most famous female portraits from antiquity: a fashionable young girl caught in a contemplative moment just before applying her pen to the paper.
There are no clues that allow us to identify this girl as Sappho, the Greek poetess: no specific traits, no defining characteristics; rather, she represents a classic type […]

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