Famous by chance: true stories become legends in books, comics and films

Betty Boop

Kane – Betty Boop

FAMOUS BY CHANCE: TRUE STORIES BECOME LEGENDS

It can happen by chance that the true stories of ordinary people become legends and end up in the contemporary collective imagination.

Did you know, for example, that for the creation of the character Indiana Jones, George Lucas was inspired by a man from Padova? And do you know who the real Zorro was?
In this post, I’ll introduce you to some true stories that have become legends and turned people who would otherwise have been forgotten into famous people by accident.

Famous by chance

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The vibrations of colour, Claudio Rotta Loria and Jorrit Torquist

Jorrit Tornquist | origine della luce

Jorrit Tornquist, origine della luce, 1961

THE VIBRATIONS OF COLOUR, CLAUDIO ROTTA LORIA, JORRIT TORNQUIST

Two masters of colour, Rotta Loria and Torquist, are the protagonists of a double solo exhibition entitled “The vibrations of color”.
An exhibition that describes the research path involving visual perception, the influence of light and shadows on the artistic support and the importance of the study and design phase for each individual element generated by the creative process.

The vibrations of colour
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Entombment of Christ by Caravaggio: analysis and curious facts

Caravaggio | Deposizione

THE ENTOMBMENT OF CHRIST BY CARAVAGGIO: ANALYSIS AND CURIOUS FACTS

Caravaggio was said to be a tormented artist who painted works destined to be both admired and criticized at the same time. But not everyone knows that the Entombment of Christ was the only painting that was met with general approval.

In this post you’ll discover the only masterpiece by Caravaggio that Napoleon confiscated in Rome and that tried, unsuccessfully, to bring to Paris forever.

Entombment of Christ by Caravaggio: analysis and curious facts

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Igniting the Sparkle of the Infinite with Dr Gindi

Dr Gindi | artist

Dr Gindi 2021 – photo courtesy of Braschler/Fischer

IGNITING THE SPARKLE OF THE INFINITE WITH DR GINDI

Known for her airy imagery, Dr Gindi has modelled a name for herself as a sculptor of striking proficiency. The characters in her sculptures are distinctly fragile, fractured with gaps and chasms; at the same time, they are emphatically melodic in their finesse and fugacity as they search for the infinity of human existence.

I talked to Dr Gindi to learn more about her leitmotiv infinity and how it relates to the big questions of our time.

Interview with Dr Gindi

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3 Tips To Help Artists Create The Perfect Home Studio

Artists | Perfect Home Studio

3 TIPS TO HELP ARTISTS CREATE THE PERFECT HOME STUDIO

Artists can find inspiration in so many different places, but it is always useful for them to have somewhere they can call home. The right studio can be a base of operations and the perfect creative space, while it may even allow your imagination to run wild.

But, where should you set up your studio? There are plenty of options on the table and some people may want to have a specific space solely for their artistic endeavors. However, for others, the home could well be where the heart is.

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