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The cult of witchcraft has a long history in Italy, the signs are all around us, if we know where to look. The first in a series of four articles about witchcraft in Italy.
The witch did not just appear in Medieval times as the witch-hunts recorded by Roman historians point to a time of more prolific persecution in classical times.
The cult of witchcraft has a long history in Italy, the signs are all around us, if we know where to look. The second in a series of four articles about witchcraft in Italy.
Italy is a country where tradition runs deep, even if on a conscious level the inhabitants adhere to the required modern values, there is always room for superstition.
The devil hasn’t always been depicted in art, as we know him today. From the Middle Ages through to the Renaissance and into modern times Satan has had many different incarnations in art.
Something wicked this way comes… only five more nights to Halloween, so it’s time to start getting spooked. Here are 10 very famous ghosts.
Alchemy was the practice of looking for the formula that would provide the transmutation of lead into gold. The art attracted a whole spectrum of characters, from the learned to the brazen, the mystic, philosophical and the charlatan, here are 10 of Italy’s most famous alchemists.
The art of Alchemy is more than 4,000 years old and while today associated with the practice of transforming lead into gold, it is so much more than that. We may even be ready to re-examine its worth to society again. Here are ten facts about alchemy.
The Jack-o’-Lantern, the face carved into a pumpkin has become the universal symbol of Halloween, but where do these scary faces come from?
With Halloween and Dia de Los Muertos fast approaching and the film ‘The Book of Life’ about to be released, we look at the iconic skull art of Mexico and its origins.
The Dia de Los Muertos is one of the most renowned festivities in Mexico. On the eve of this year’s revelries, and just as the world is taking notice of it thanks to the forthcoming “Book of Life” film, we bring you an exclusive personal account of its origins and what its like to celebrate it.
Today is the Feast Day of one of the most well known, and well loved Saints in the ecclesiastical canon. Saint Francis of Assisi’s legacy lives on in Christian Countries far and wide, but who was this godly man?
The crown, the symbol of power, immortality, victory and glory descends from primitive headdresses, of woven natural materials, evolving over the years to become the most elaborate and valuable pieces of jewelled craftsmanship. Here are the ten best crowns in the world.
The figure of the archangel is perhaps one of the most interesting of the Divine beings across all monotheistic religions. Adopted by pop culture, prayed to by devout people in need for centuries, on their feast day Swide tells you more about the main 3: Michael, Gabriel and Raphael.
San Gennaro, or St. Januarius is one of the more interesting of all the Christian saints, which is not surprising as the fact that he is the patron saint of Naples is enough in itself. Here is all you need to know about San Gennaro.
According to new research Renaissance master Leonardo da Vinci dramatically altered his painting ‘Lady with an Ermine’, twice, only adding the famous ermine later.
Saint and martyr
Twin Peaks has influenced the history of television as well as the history of costume: from Audrey’s lace-up shoes to Lucy Moran’s sweaters, from Dale Cooper’s suit to James Hurley’s leather jacket, shop for your favourite character’s look.
The Dolce&Gabbana Fall Winter 2014-15 collection is an ethereal, whimsical, fairy tale inspired collection which marries fantasy with reality. With this video Swide looks at the collection and tells you the Dolce&Gabbana fairy tale through its protagonists.
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