Moira Tassi and the eternal feminine

“Das Ewig-Weibliche zieht uns hinan” “The eternal feminine draws us on high”  Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Faust    Moira Lena Tassi, who I met only recently, is a discovery. That reveals itself by degrees and displays a nucleus of unique and perfectly recognizable truth. That what seems to be it is often not what it […]

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Where has thinking gone?

Well. Where has thinking gone? “But I had it just a moment ago!” As a famous song has it.  And with thought, freedom, in its highest sense, which increasingly contemplates revolt and transgression. This great modern unknown. Both fell under the blows of the absolutely technological and technocratic, the new fetish of progressive politicians and […]

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Goya Territory

Like last year for the ‘Evidenza Caravaggio’ conference, this year ‘we intend to examine works of figurative art in a simple, clear, assured way’, the organizers tell me. The methodological approach of ‘Territorio Goya’ [Goya Territory] (13 and 14 July 2019) is the same, with study days in two well-differentiated sections: one dedicated to documentary […]

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Smart life (or dizziness)

“The return to civilization was for her the return to soma, was the possibility of lying in bed and taking holiday after holiday, without ever having to come back to a headache or a fit of vomiting, without ever being made to feel as you always felt after peyotl, as though you’d done something so […]

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Wine and hospitality at beautiful Albola Castle

“It is properly called Albola, a slope known for its vineyards, from which you may get the best wines of Chianti” notes Emanuele Repetti in 1841, in his Dizionario Fisico geografico del Granducato di Toscana.   We meet right here, among the highest hills of Chianti Classico, in a townlet that has its roots in […]

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