The ephemeral nature of life

Ukiyo-e, which means “pictures of the floating worlds”, are Japanese traditional prints. These artworks depict the ephemeral, changing and fragile nature of life.

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All cats are grey in the dark

I love the night. Night is not about darkness, on the contrary, it is about light and about contrasts. The lights in the city shine as if they were stars. This otherworldy atmosphere is proper to dreams.

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Rembrandt and the Dutch masters

The seventeenth century has gone down in history among other things as the golden age of Holland. The Low Countries became the epicentre of Europe, the great hegemony of the Old Continent which in later times would pass into French and eventually English hands.

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The aesthetics of shadows

I love Japanese culture. Its influence on the Arts & Crafts as well as on the Art Nouveau movements is now well established. I recently read the book "In Praise of Shadows" from Japanese writer Junichiro Tanizaki born in 1886.

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The dreamy world of Paolo Roversi

When I look at Paolo Roversi’s pictures, I am instantly dragged into his universe. I feel overcome with emotion. My breath speeds up. All my senses are on alert. Something is going on. The mystery that exudes from his pictures literally catches all my attention.

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