Category Archives: Staff In English

KIZUNA – prayer for Japan (Valerio Berruti & Ryuichi Sakamoto)

A short magnificent piece written by Ryuichi Sakamoto for the people of Japan, just uploaded on youtube – all our prayers are with them!

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Μόνα Λίζα (Mona Lisa)

This combination of images shows an undated self portrait of ...

An interesting development on the news today, one of those that make art such a fascinating subject for me: art scientist after centuries of speculation about the identity of Mona Lisa  wonder now whether it’s really Da Vinci himself!

This combination of images shows an undated self portrait of Leonardo Da Vinci, left, and the Mona Lisa. A group of Italian scientists is seeking permission from French authorities to dig up Leonardo Da Vinci’s body to conduct carbon and DNA testing in order to solve the mysteries of how he died, and whether the Mona Lisa was actually a self-portrait in disguise.

(AP Photo/Reunion de Musees Nationaux di Parigi and Journal des Arts)

Happy Birthday Wolfgang!

The most important figure of world music, ever? It was a day like today in 1756 that Wolfgang Amadeus was born, to change music as we know it since. He lived a short but full of excitement life, ultimately touching all humanity to follow. Read his exciting biography in wikipedia, but more importantly put a record and listen to his music, like the following Piano concerto No 5 with another great one: Sviatoslav Richter…

 

Simon Bolivar – a different orchestra

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Mount Athos

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Why you need to watch «Nine»

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An Education

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Umberto Eco Interview

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The classic Penguin covers

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New Terry Gilliam

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The 100 greatest writers of all time

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The 100 most important books of all times

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Gilbert & George: No, this is not art

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New Woody Allen

«Whatever works». OK, probably not his best movie, but then again it’s Woody Allen: great humour & insights about how life really is, in his hero words:

«whatever love you can get and give, whatever happiness you can provide, every temporary measure of grace, whatever works!»

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