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Moleria Locchi: invisible wounds and transparent beauty

French poet Sully Proudhomme (1901 Nobel prize in Literature) ended his famous “Le vase brisé” (“The Broken Vase”) with these beautiful verses: “Though to...

Outside the box with Ercole Barovier

Ercole Barovier (1889-1974) worked outside the box: no standard definition could really fit his professional and artistic profile. He was not like the many other...

Carlo Scarpa’s glass plates

In 1951, Carlo Scarpa was praised by no less than the great architect Frank Lloyd Wright, who happened to visit the Venini glass furnace...

Vetrate d’Arte Giuliani

In the atelier of the Vetrate d’Arte Giuliani, the knowledgeable hands of craftsmen make glass with the same grace of musicians playing their instruments....

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The wondrous Gothic, medieval frescoes of the Oratory of San Pellegrino

The Oratory of San Pellegrino is located in Bominaco, a hamlet not far from Caporciano, in the province of L'Aquila. It was probably commissioned...

LUMEN: a museum of photography, 2,275 meters up high

by Barbara Palladino On the top of the Kronplatz (or Plan de Corones), near Brunico (Bolzano) – an enchanted place that only the mountains could create...

Sicilian Moor heads: a legend of universal love

by Barbara Palladino “Moor heads” or “teste di moro” are colorful, ceramic vases that represent the face of a man and a woman, with a...

A legend of love at the castle of Torrechiara, “nunc et semper”

by Barbara Palladino The Castle of Torrechiara rises next to the medieval town of the same name in Langhirano, in the province of Parma. On its...