Tag archive for ‘Art and Culture’
Statue of Ovid in Sulmona
By Italia Travel & Life On Tuesday, February 5th, 2019
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A poet at the world’s edge

Ovid was born in Sulmona, in the province of L’Aquila, but was destined to die far from home. Joe Gartman tells his story… Photos by Patricia Gartman unless otherwise stated Statue of Ovid in Sulmona. By Getty More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Friday, November 17th, 2017
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Unmasking the comedians

The influence Carlo Goldoni had on Italian theatre is immeasurable, and his museum is not to be missed. The palazzo is hard to find. The land entrance is in an alley so narrow that you must consider the width of More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Friday, November 10th, 2017
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Viewpoint: the intervention

An art installation by Lorenzo Quinn on Venice’s Grand Canal symbolises the threat to the city from rising waters caused by climate change… Opposite the Rialto fish market, two giant hands emerge from the waters More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017
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Appassionata: Passion for painting

A few years ago we were invited over to our friend’s house for supper in Montefiore. We arrived late, as usual, my fault not Michael’s!  We were introduced to a lovely Dutch couple, Constance and Bert Jacobs. More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Friday, August 18th, 2017
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Michelangelo’s nephew

On the trail of Lionardo Buonarroti, and the family palace he renovated in Florence. Lionardo, I have received thy letter and with it the three shirts. I am very much surprised that ye should have sent them … More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Friday, August 18th, 2017
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The Painting Medium

We talk a lot about what a painting is of, and what it means, but not so much about what is made of, and how it was painted. Often when we are talking about paintings, the materials used to actually make the painting More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Monday, June 19th, 2017
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Gazetta Italia: Street Art

These days a resident of Bristol, Tom Alberto Bull sees the street art culture of Banksy’s home town with the perspective of someone who has seen similar phenomena in Naples and Bologna… An artist’s playground Since More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Saturday, August 13th, 2016
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Discover the Alabaster Caves of Volterra

Mario Matassa visits Volterra, a medieval hilltop town in Tuscany, where he discovers the alabaster caves and workshops for which the area is famous The chalky white alabaster from Volterra is considered the finest More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Tuesday, June 21st, 2016
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Italia Icons – Michelangelo

It is perhaps the most famous statue in the world and a preeminent icon of the Renaissance, and of the city that produced the Renaissance… Michelangelo’s David was first commissioned in 1466, though not to More...

By Italia Travel & Life On Tuesday, June 7th, 2016
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Exploring modern art in Turin

Jane Keightley exposes herself to new experiences in the city that has become known as a centre for the avant-garde… Turin has always been well known for being the home of The Shroud and, more recently, the place More...