Through his poems, Blake aims to describe the tragic life of young chimney sweepers who were sold by their parents for very little money in an attempt to escape from incredible poverty.
Today, “confession” means a specific thing, usually dealing with either religion or legal proceedings but, in the past, it involved something completely different, something more personal and less public.
Hollywood has a new young and brilliant son. His name is Damien Chazelle. With his last movie La La Land, he collected 14 Oscar nominations, including Best Picture and Best Director.
The forgotten artistic soul of American Cinema
Modernism, a literar and artistic movement which originated from the desire to modernize every type of cultural form. From Joyce to Hemingway, from Virginia Woolf to Conrad
Why did some artists pass their entire lives in reproducing an infinite series of dots?
This brief artistic reality is still rather mysterious and ambiguous for its incredible variety of styles, issues, and themes proposed by its members.
How many times in contemporary art museums we hear the question: “is this art?” or the statement: “my six-year-old kid could have done this!” Actually, these observations are not as trivial as they sound.
Nobody actually knows where the vampire comes from. It is common knowledge that it is a typical figure of Slavic and Eastern European folklore
The symbolic value of the myth of Narcissus is evident in the practice of self-portraits by artists
Celebrated directors have shared their gaze on Rome and captured the city through their lens.
Different films, genres, all of them finding in Rome their only common element.
The director who showed all the anxieties and the malaises of modern society
Leopardi, one of Italy’s most appreciated and often-quoted poets
Fantastic Beasts and the complicated mission of being a father
Why did artists turn their backs on the commonly perceived world when it had served them as an object so perfectly well for a long time?
Disrupting and questioning established things. Isn’t that what art should be all about?
The fear of the other and the unknown did not begin with the discovery of America
The Verbal Representation of Visual Art
Femmes fatales vs. cross-dressers, hypersexual lesbians vs. transgender bodies
Giulio Turcato came to Rome as part of the Resistance. Pioneering in abstract painting, he found a home in the eternal city and established his studio and house.
Thomas Love Peacock (1785-1866) is not as famous as other nineteenth-century British writers, but his fame rests on his conversational novels: the central part of the action is taken up by conversations around a table, where characters discuss (and satirise) fashionable opinions of the day.
Shot in 1985, After Hours is one of the most unexpected movies by Martin Scorsese, filmed in a dark time of his career and surprisingly peculiar when analysed closely.
From an epistemological point of view, the nineteenth century bade defiance to long-established knowledge. Lyell and Darwin, through their geological and biological studies, questioned the Church and biblical authority and, furthermore, the philosophers of suspicion (Marx, Nietzsche and Freud) ultimately challenged human life itself by
Literary critics define him as the most important and most significant Metaphysical poet. But what does “metaphysical” really mean?
That is what Futurism was about: destroying of the old system of ideas in order to give space to the roaring modernity
In German they call it Nachleben, the reception of a literary figure or an epoch at later stages. On April the 23rd, the whole world is going to celebrate one of the most pre-eminent playwrights and poets ever, William Shakespeare, who died on the same
Today, we are going to introduce you this small reality operating in the century of Romanticism, Realism and Impressionism.
In the light of Shakespeare’s celebrations this year, it is opportune to review his background because the Romantic incertitude surrounding his life has given rise to a real legend.
Both Romantic and Symbolist, the work of Gaetano Previati (1852-1920) is part of that last Italian attempt to create an art of an aesthetic and ecstatic evasion from reality.