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Alcuni anni fa un’amica mi fece conoscere il dipinto di Antonello da Messina la “Pietà” conservato nel Museo del Prado. L’emozione che suscitò in me la vista dell’Angelo che sostiene Cristo morto tra le sue braccia è difficile da esprimere a parole. La piccola tavola entrò a far parte delle collezioni del Museo nel 1967 e attualmente si trova esposto nella magnifica mostra “Un luogo di memoria 1819-2019”. Antonello da Messina è probabilmente il più importante pittore rinascimentale dell’Italia meridionale, conosciuto per la precoce ricezione della tecnica fiamminga della pittura ad olio (Giorgio Vasari nelle sue Vite lo riteneva diretto

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Master of Candlelight & Shadows

Born in France in 1593 George de la Tour early artistic career is somewhat of a mystery but it is documented that at the age of 27 he petitioned to the Duke of Lorraine to move to wife’s nearby hometown of Luneville and work there as a professional artist.He was granted permission and set up as a master painter with a studio and apprentice.   La Tour became a successful provincial artist, painting mainly religious scenes.He became recognised for his nocturne paintings, where night scene narratives were dramatically lit as if by the light of a candle. The Duke of

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The 5 Best Luxury Shoes for Men´s in Madrid

Some of the best shoes in the world are still being made in Spain. Even today, you can still tell a gentleman by his shoes Definitelymore trend-proof than everything else in your wardrobe, handcrafted styles will last you years if cared for properly, so hunting for traditionally-made designs makes sense in more ways than one. So, pay attention to the best luxury hand made one´s in Madrid Glent Jorge Juan  St. #14 Glent’s master shoemakers have passed their craft on from generation to generation since 1899, using traditional techniques such as Goodyear stitching, which guarantees shoes of the highest quality,

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Me and my Madrid

Let me bring you to 5 of my favorite alternative art institutions in town. “Madrid is a city of improvisation; living on the spur of the moment is part of our culture and this makes life more open and full of surprises” 1.La Casa Encendida This center of young art and culture opened the same year as we did. It curates the best of up-and-coming artists from Spain and the world, including B Wurtz . La Casa Encendida help madrilians by cultivating contemporary-art culture. 2.Palacio de Linares I´m also fascinating by spooky spots “legend has it that it´s haunted” alluding

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Cuisine & Protocol at the Hapsburg´s Court

Holy Roman Emperor  Charles V ( 1st of  Spain) , ruled a great empire where “the sun never set”. In the 16th century his ships brought huge amounts of gold and silver from the new world to the port of Seville, thus making Spain the first European power. Cristóbal Colón and further Conquerors had brought as well a lot of culinary products unknown in the old world such as tomatoes, potatoes, corn, pumpkins, pine-apples, chilli peppers, lima and cocoa, the latter not appreciated at the beginning. But this is another story…!   These imported culinary products allowed the Spanish Court’s

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