Contemporary art for dummies: Francis Bacon

Francis Bacon’s paintings are not only innovative and unique, but also cruel and disturbing, through his art he tried to represent the twentieth century human condition. His paintings are famous because, through the deformation and destruction, he creates a new, brutal and hopeless reality: “People like abstraction, because abstraction is never cruel,” he said. Especially […]

Contemporary art for dummies: Marcel Duchamp

Contemporary art has always been considered as transgressive and difficult to interpret; taking as reference the art works done in the past. Indeed the art of the XII century or the Renaissance for instance is a form of tangible art, that we can judge through our senses. Contemporary artists, such as Duchamp, Piero Manzoni or Lucio Fontana instead […]

What happened to Esperanto?

Esperanto language which was invented a century ago by a Polish with pacific and international ambitions had mixed success: it has not become the language of all people, but it still resists. The Esperanto is an artificial language, created from words and grammatical rules of other languages. Elaborated between 1882 and 1887 by Ludwik Lejzer Zamenhof, […]

Naples: neapolitan dialect

Naples is a city with an intense and tumultuous history, always a country of crossroads of several cultures, as well as the subject of various domination by foreign conquerors. All these dynamics have greatly influenced the formation of its dialect, fruit of the footprints that have crossed Naples over the centuries. Greek era Naples was founded by […]

The ancient Italian heritage: the ruins of Rome

Italy is home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites recognized by UNESCO with 51 sites plus 2 of Vatican City situated within Rome, followed by China (50), Spain (45),  France (42),  Germany (41), India (35) and Mexico (34). Even if Rome today is facing a decadent period where political crisis are commonplace from the point of view of the tourism it remains an […]