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July 31, 2010

Leonardo Da Vinci: Leonardo’s Animals Part 2 (of 2)

… from his deep love and respect for the animals he sketched and painted.

In the mid 1480s, Leonardo moved from Florence to Milan. At that time, Milan was one of the most powerful city-states in Northern Italy. And, it’s Duke, Ludovico Sforza …

July 30, 2010

On Chesil Beach by Ian Mcewan

… across a smaller canvas, but in a much more concentrated form, replete with comment, detail, analysis and observation.

Florence is solidly middle class, Edward less so. She is a violinist from a musical family. He likes Chuck Berry. …

July 18, 2010

Tuscany; A Destination With Art, Spas And Fine Wine

… day is the perfect way to relax and rejuvenate yourself for the next day’s sightseeing.

Of the cities there is obviously Florence but of equal worth is Pisa. More than just the location of the famous leaning tower, it has wondrous …

July 15, 2010

Biography: Leonardo da Vinci

… minerals, spices, egg yolk, and other materials to mix the paint.

Leonardo soon became a master in the painters’ guild of Florence in 1472, where he worked until 1481, and then went to the city of Milan. There he kept a large workshop and …

July 8, 2010

Donatello’s Fountain

Donato di Niccolò di Betto Bardi, universally known as “Donatello”, was born in Florence around 1385 and was laid to rest there in 1465. The powerful nature of his art made him the greatest sculptor of the early Renaissance

A …

July 5, 2010

Vacation to Italy and Get a Major Dose of History

… they are still very particular about their culture and traditions – and of course soccer.

Whether your vacationing to Florence, Rome, Naples, Milan, or Venice your stay will be well worth the flight. Italy boasts several 5 star …

June 18, 2010

Book reviews: On Chesil Beach, by Ian McEwan

… feat across a smaller canvas, but in a much more concentrated form, replete with comment, detail, analysis and observation.

Florence is solidly middle class, Edward less so. She is a violinist from a musical family. He likes Chuck Berry. They …

June 8, 2010

Sensational Baby Boy Names And Baby Girl Names From The Daring 1900s

… ;” Elizabeth (Hebrew) means “beauty;” Dorothy (Greek) means “gift of God;” Marie (French) means “spiritual;” Florence (Latin) means “flowering blossom;” and Mildred (Old English) means “gentle.”

The first decade of the …

June 6, 2010

Best Hotels in Italy

… for their stay. The hotel offers premium accommodation in its 52 rooms including 17 suites.

Villa La Massa
Florence-Candeli, FI, Italy

Step into the fascinating 16th century’s Medicean Villa La Massa and you know premium …

May 31, 2010

Understanding the meaning of creativity

… on walls, the so-called “encausto”, using colours with heat, to paint the “Anghiari Battle” in the Signoria Palace in Florence, but his attempt failed miserably with the dissolution of dyes down along the wall before the end of the work.

So, …

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