PABLO PICASSO: 5 THINGS TO KNOW
Pablo Picasso is the most important artist of the 20th century.
Charismatic and irascible, he loved women but, probably more than any other thing he loved himself. If I had had the chance to meet him, I would have certainly hated him, or I would have fallen at his feet like several women who loved him did.
In this post I’ll talk about 5 things to know about Pablo Picasso, about his life, his works and his lovers.
WHAT TO SEE IN PALERMO: 5 WONDERS OF THE ITALIAN CAPITAL OF CULTURE 2018
Palermo is a city characterized by the presence of the sea and is surrounded by beauty.
Making a complete list of what to see in Palermo is not easy because this city was inhabited by the Phoenicians, the Greeks, the Romans, the Arabs, the Normans, the Spanish, and all of them have left a trace of their presence.
It is not coincidence that Palermo has been named Italian Capital of Culture 2018, because here everything is culture: from landscape to history, from food to language. Therefore, here are 5 things to see in Palermo, and I’ll be waiting for your suggestions, what you saw in the Sicilian city and stole your heart.
READ ALSO: Things to see in Pistoia ,Italy’s Capital of Culture for 2017.
RICHARD GINORI: THE MANUFACTURE OF BEAUTY
Founded in 1737 by the Marquis Carlo Ginori in Doccia, near Florence, the porcelain manufacture of Sesto Fiorentino, become in 1896 the Richard Ginori Manufacture, is the most ancient in Italy and is still working.
The Marquis Ginori built a collection of models coming from the workshops of the sculptors of the late-Renaissance and early-Baroque periods; but at the same time he collected models from the workshops of Florentine sculptors of that time, or he commissioned reduced scale copies of the most well-known ancient sculptures.
READ ALSO: Renaissance artist’s workshop.
RULES OF ENGAGEMENT: MARK JENKINS AND RERO IN MILAN
Wunderkammern starts the new artistic season in its Milan venue with the show Rules of Engagement by artists Mark Jenkins and Rero.
Mark Jenkins (USA, 1970) is famous for his hyperrealistic sculptures of persons, animals and objects placed in the urban space.
Rero’s (France, 1983) work is placed in between urban art and conceptual art, and it is based on language.
In Milan, the two artists present the evolution of their artistic research in relation to the concept: Rules of Engagement.
I asked the artists some questions, so that they could explain me the the meaning of their work. That’s what they said to me.