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 […]

Why should we learn Italian?

What push people to learn the Italian language? Despite the political and economic relevance of other languages, the number of people who study Italian keeps growing, also in countries that never hosted immigrants from Italy. The cultural enrichment is the greatest incentive for learing the Italian language. However there are more reasons such us: work, studies, […]

20 reasons to learn the French language

Why someone choose to learn French ? Language with living presence in all five continents (160 million speak the official language French). Many states, at the same time with the local language they have the French as an official. French and English are the two working languages ​​in the European Union and with those languages represented […]

Hispanic Actors in Hollywood

Some years ago it was very difficult for actors and actresses with Spanish and Latino American roots to get a decent role in Hollywood movies. Due to existing stereotype about Latino character the roles would reflect existing cultural biases and depict criminals or domestic servants. Fortunately, the things have changed and nowadays we have many […]