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A good and compassionate bishop is the inspiration for the popular mythology of Santa Claus. Patron of children and sailors but also of prisoners and prostitutes: this is the story of St. Nicholas.
Writer of the Futurist Manifesto, father of the Futurist movement, and therefore grandfather of a cultural ideal which is still alive today, lets look at 5 of the most important elements from Filippo Tommaso Marinetti’s legacy.
The versions of legends and myths are not set in stone, unlike history. While reading a totally unrelated article I stumbled across a version of the King Arthur Myth i was completely unawares. It seems he, and his knights are alive and living in an elysium hidden on Mount Etna in Sicily. Here’s more
Five exceptional women, who turned their beauty or image into a treasure—or a weapon—to leave their mark in art, politics, or history. Five extraordinary Italian fashion icons, before that term existed.
The sword, the tool by which man has attacked and defended for thousands of years has many different forms. It has also become a potent symbol of power, of might and sovereignty, used in coronation ceremonies and elevated in mythology. Here are 10 most famous swords form history and myth.
Medieval warfare was no picnic. With technological advances in weaponry, it meant there were any number of brutal ways to die. Here are 10 of them.
It’s hard to think of Christmas without the presence of candles, whether dotted around the house, held by a chorus of carol singers or used as decoration on the Christmas tree. But, why is it we light candles at Christmas time?
The key is not only an omnipresent tool with a real function of controlling access, it is also heavily symbolic item which has been used decoratively has long as it has existed. Here is a brief history of the key.
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.
Patron Saint of Immigrants
Ring in the New Year with an ethereal makeup look using the Dolce&Gabbana Shimmer Glow Collection. We have three different looks so you can choose your favourite one and mesmerize on the last night of the year.
Watch the video where a model is made up (hair and makeup) by professional stylists imitating looks from the turn of last century to today. From flapper 20s, to pin up 40s and crimped hair eighties, which is your favourite?
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