Tag Archives: Italy

1960: Low-Speed Flight

Federico Fellini, director: La Dolce Vita (1960)

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1917: Games

Ettore Tito: I Giochi [Play] (1917)

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1435: The Liberal Arts

Giovanni dal Ponte- The Seven Liberal Arts (c. 1435) (source) Each allegorical figure is accompanied by a historical luminary who also represents the discipline: From left to right: 1) Grammar with Donatus (4th century) or Priscian (5th and 6th centuries), … Continue reading

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1475: Battle of the Nudes

Antonio del Pollaiuolo: Battle of the Nudes (c. 1470-1475)

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1842: Behold the Beast with the Sharpened Tail!

In cantos XVI and XVII of the Inferno, Dante and his guide Virgil meet the monster Geryon, who alights on the edge of the abyss after Virgil has summoned him. In front, he has the face of an innocent man, … Continue reading

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1725: Music Library

Giuseppe Maria Crespi: Libreria musicale (c. 1725)

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2003: Donkey

Paola Pivi: Untitled (Donkey) (2003)

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