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To celebrate the 1700th anniversary of the Edict of Milan and the re opening of the Grande Museo del Duomo as well as the Archives of the Veneranda Fabbrica, the city of Milan transforms its Duomo into a digital entertainment space.
There is a stronger relationship with saints in Mediterranean Christian countries that in most other places in the world with the exception of some countries in Latin America. Why is this?
The Romans have been credited with doing much in the way of cosmetics, as with trade and conquest they brought many exotic practices back to Europe and thus started today’s multi billion industry.
There is a remarkable visual similarity between Sandro Botticelli’s best known subjects like the Venus and the Primavera. But who was his Renaissance muse?
New work by Leonardo da Vinci has been discovered in Milan as restoration on mural by the Renaissance master in Milan’s Castello Sforzesco has revealed more of the original work hidden under seven layers of paint.
The word ‘saintly’ describes someone meek and timid, pious and holy, but some of the men and women who achieved sainthood were tough, determined even violent people. Swide chooses five badass saints.
The evolution of the rosary, from prayed bead to collectible and an item adopted by pop culture, globalization and into the digital age.
We live in the Information Age, where knowledge is the currency with which we negotiate the terms and conditions of our daily lives. Now a collaboration between the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU ) and the Scuola Superiore de Santa Anna of the Pisa University system brings cutting edge digital technology together with ancient texts in the Mubil Project.
Red is one of the primary colours along with blue and yellow. From a colour spectrum vie point, its primary as it is the base for many other colours in the chart, put red is primary also in the sense of primordial, associated with so many different elements, from blood, our life essence to passion, danger and fire.
An exhibition entitled ‘Augusto’ opens at the Scuderie del Quirinale on October 18th celebrating the life and legacy of Rome’s first Emperor Augustus. The exhibition will run until February when it will move to the Louvre in Paris, to coincide with the 2000th anniversary of Augusts’ death, on the 14th of August 14AD.
Columbus Day is coming and the New World celebrates the arrival of one of Italy’s most important explorers. But probably more than any other, myths and legends surround Columbus and his voyages across the Atlantic. Here are 10 things you didn’t know about Christopher Columbus.
The Birth of Venus is one of Botticelli’s masterpieces from the Italian Renaissance: why has this painting preserved its mesmerizing charm through the centuries? We examine the most significant reinterpretations a classic: from Andy Warhol to Lady Gaga.