FINAL PORTRAIT: A MOVIE ABOUT ALBERTO GIACOMETTI
Final portrait is the new movie directed by Stanley Tucci, who was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in “The Lovely Bones” (2009), and is known for his unforgettable performance as “Nigel” in “The Devil wears Prada”.
For his fifth film as a director, Stanley Tucci has chosen to provide a portrait of the artist Alberto Giacometti, drawing inspiration from the book written by the American art critic James Lord, who described 5 weeks he spent in 1964 together with the artist.
The role of Alberto Giacometti is played by Geoffrey Rush (Oscar for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his performance in “Shine” in 1997), who steps into the shoes of the artist as if it was the most natural thing in the world; indeed, it feels like he has always been Giacometti, because there’s a close resemblance between the actor and the character he plays.
GALILEO IN PADUA: AN ITINERARY TO VISIT THE PLACES OF GALILEO
Galileo in Padua made his most important discoveries, and lived an intense life which I’ve already described in the post I wrote after seeing the exhibition on Galileo.
Galileo left in Padua several traces of his passage, and in this post I’ll describe an itinerary to follow to visit the places of the famous scientist who is considered the father of the scientific method.
Here are the places you can visit.
EXHIBITIONS FEBRUARY 2017: EXHIBITIONS YOU CAN’T MISS
A list of exhibitions you can’t miss in February 2017.
Old exhibitions and new exhibitions, shows that I’ve seen, and I want to see exhibitions.
Aspect to read your opinions in the comments and reviews on the exhibitions you have seen and the shows that you recommended and which are not in this list;-)
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VISITING AN AUTOMOBILE MUSEUM: EUROPE’S 5 MOST BEAUTIFUL AUTOMOBILE MUSEUMS
Visiting an automobile museum is something that everybody agrees on.
Adults and children, men and women, young people and older people, everybody can find fascinating entering a museum which illustrates the history of the mean of transport which has changed people’s lifestyle in the last 150 years.
Among the automobile museums you must visit, most are in Italy, but I chose only 5 museums.
Which one do you like better?
READ ALSO: Europe to visit, 5 museums in the smallest countries in Europe.
THE RAFT OF THE MEDUSA BY THEODORE GERICAULT: WHAT IT REPRESENTS AND WHERE IS ON DISPLAY
The Raft of the Medusa is one of the great masterpieces painted by Théodore Géricault.
A huge painting which has become the symbols of the struggle of the weakest against privileges, describing an event that really happened and which had aroused French public opinion in the first half of the 19th century.
In this post you’ll find the reason why Géricault decided to paint this canvas and where you can admire it.