Mark Ryden Pinxit

“Se avete un gusto zuccheroso, tenetevi lontano da Mark Ryden. Oltrepassando il kitsch, mark picchia duro nel regno del “chekkarino!”, con i suoi cherubini dagli occhi di cerbiatto e i suoi saltellanti amici del bosco. La tecnica di Ryden, che ricorda i vecchi maestri, ti attira con la sua invitante lucentezza di un donut caramellato. Ma subito le cose iniziano a farsi raccapriccianti. Le carni della minorenne sono rese un po’ troppo succulente, gli occhi cominciano ad apparire iniettati di sangue, un abito da sera, a un esame più approfondito, è fatto di carne cruda. Ryden vi lascia in uno stato di limbo, abbagliati da questa malvagia nostalgia, contro ogni vostro benevolo giudizio, facendo appello alle più oscure interpretazioni del fantasy. Ora potete sbirciare le opere dello strambo artista del pop-surrealismo a casa vostra, con l’uscita di Pinxit, che contiene il lavoro dalle mostre di Ryden “The Meat Show”, “Bunnies & Bees”, “The Tree Show” e molto altro. I critici Yoshitomo Nara, Carlo McCormick e Kristine McKenna, ragionano sul lavoro di Ryden in una serie di saggi e, per finire, la tiratura è di 1.000 copie, ognuna firmata dall’artista”.
The Huffington Post, New York
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Luigi Moretti on Pinterest

Luigi Moretti (1907-1973) is widely considered the most important Italian architect of the 20th century. He produced a massive body of work in the years 1930-1973 in Italy and further afield. Best known to Americans is surely his 1961 Watergate Complex in Washington DC. Some of Moretti’s most significant pre-war and post-war constructions in Rome are the Casa della gioventù in Trastevere (1933); modifications to the Porta S. Sebastiano (1940, apartment for Ettore Muti); the Casa detta il Girasole (1949); Accademia di scherma (1936), the Piazzale dell’Impero (1937) and ex-Palestra del Duce (1936) at Foro Italico (1936); the Villaggio Olimpico (1960); the Incis area in Decima (1960). You can see a huge selection of his works on Pinterest.


Sardinia is a land of ancient trees, true botanic archeology.
Left: pine, planted in 1867 by Giuseppe Garibaldi for the birth of his daughter Clelia, still dominates in the garden of the Caprera island White House.
A destra: Right: “S’Ozzastru”, as it is called by the locals, is the patriarch of old olive trees in Santu Baltolu, near Luras. With its estimated age between 3000 and 4000 years, it is also the oldest olive tree in Europe.
4000 years, say, are 700 years before Tutankhamon.

La grande guerra.

Oreste Jacovacci from Rome and Giovanni Busacca from Milan meet each other during the call to arms at the start of World War I. Although completely different in character, they are united in their lack of idealism and their desire to avoid any danger and get out of the war unscathed. They and a varied group of civilians and fellow soldiers (including the prostitute Costantina, played by Silvana Mangano) go through many ups and downs during their training, battles and rare moments of leave. They are considered “inefficient” due to their limited military valour and so are made message-runners to the staff, a very dangerous job. Having succeeded in their mission, a sudden change in which side hold which trench leaves them in enemy territory, where they are captured by the Austrians wearing Austrian uniforms they had found in a barn. They are accused of espionage and condemned to be shot by firing squad…
One of the best Italian films about war, won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival in 1959 ex aequo with Il generale Della Rovere by Roberto Rossellini and was an Academy Award nominee as Best Foreign Film.

Charlie and the Seal

Irish journalist Charlie Bird was travelling through Antarctica, following the route of explorer Tom Crean’s final expedition alongside Ernest Shackleton aboard the Endurance in 1914-15, when he met a bunch of seals who changed the way he thought about and interacted with animals for the rest of his life.


Alice Pasquini is a visual artist from Rome who works as an illustrator, set designer, and painter. Alice’s preferred canvases are city walls and she’s traveled widely in the past few years to bring her artwork to life on the streets of different cities across the globe. Growing up in the culture of ’90s hip-hop, she was struck by the heroine of a comic named Sprayliz, which centered around a girl who created politically themed graffiti, and using this inspiration she began moving toward the world of street art. Through her art she strives to demonstrate the small moments between people and their connections to one another. She wishes to represent human emotion and explore these emotions from a different point of view. Alice is particularly interested in the representation of women in art and the desire to show strong, independent women in a way that differs from the highly sexualized image of femininity that is typically seen in society.
Alice su Facebook :: Alice su Flickr :: Alice website

Brian Schulz.

Brian Schulz wanted to see “how small of a house I could make feel big”. Inspired by the traditional Japanese minka homes that rely on local materials and steeply sloped roofs to create affordable, open structures, Schulz created a home using materials salvaged or sourced from within 10 miles of his home. The result is a 14-by-16-foot home in tune with its surroundings that cost only 11,000 dollars (mostly for concrete, shakes and insulation), along with about a year and half of Schulz’s spare time. Much of the wood Schulz collected from the bay while kayaking (he teaches traditional wood kayak-building for a living) and then he milled it himself on-site. Corner posts were blowdown trees from a friend’s forest. Kitchen counters were milled from a fallen tree he’d held onto for 8 years. Stair railing is alder poles cut from beside the house. The 3 tables in the home were cut from cedar found on the beach and constructed in 2 hours. He laid flooring using low-grade reject fir, created trim using miscellaneous scrapwood and bought all the home’s windows for $40 from the local dump (the french doors came from craigslist). Brian’s blog.

Caravaggio in Rome

Bacchino malato 1593-1594 Oil on canvas 67 × 53 cm Galleria Borghese
Fanciullo con canestro di frutta 1593-1594 Oil on canvas 70 × 67 cm Galleria Borghese
Davide con la testa di Golia 
1609-1610 Oil on canvas 125 × 101 cm Galleria Borghese
San Giovanni Battista 
1610 circa Oil on canvas 159 × 124 cm Galleria Borghese
San Gerolamo scrivente 1605 circa Oil on canvas 112 × 157 cm Galleria Borghese
Madonna col Bambino e Sant’Anna 1605 Oil on canvas 292 × 211 cm Galleria Borghese
Ritratto di Papa Paolo V 
1605-1606 Oil on canvas 203 × 119 cm Galleria Borghese

Buona ventura between 1593 and 1595 Oil on canvas 115 × 150 cm Pinacoteca Capitolina
San Giovanni Battista 
1602 Oil on canvas 129 × 94 cm Pinacoteca Capitolina

Maddalena penitente 1594-1595 Oil on canvas 122,5 × 98,5 cm Galleria Doria Pamphilj
Riposo durante la fuga in Egitto 1595-1596 Oil on canvas 133,5 x 166,5 cm Galleria Doria Pamphilj
San Giovanni Battista 
1602 Oil on canvas 129 × 94 cm Galleria Doria Pamphilj

Giove, Nettuno e Plutone 1597 circa Oil on wall 300 × 180 cm Villa Ludovisi

San Francesco in meditazione 1595 circa Oil on canvas 128 × 97 cm Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Antica
Narciso between 1597 and 1599 Oil on canvas 112 × 92 cm Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Antica
Giuditta e Oloferne 1599 Oil on canvas 145 × 195 cm Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Antica

Vocazione di San Matteo 1599-1600 Oil on canvas 322 × 340 cm Chiesa di San Luigi dei francesi
Martirio di San Matteo 1600-1601 Oil on canvas 323 × 343 cm Chiesa di San Luigi dei francesi
San Matteo e l’angelo 1602 Oil on canvas 295 × 195 cm Chiesa di San Luigi dei francesi

Crocefissione di San Pietro 1600-1601 Oil on canvas 230 × 175 cm Basilica di Santa Maria del Popolo
Conversione di San Paolo 1600-1601 Oil on canvas 230 x 175 cm Basilica di Santa Maria del Popolo

San Giovanni Battista 1604 circa Oil on canvas 94 × 131 cm Galleria di Palazzo Corsini

San Francesco in preghiera 1605 Oil on canvas 128 × 97 cm Chiesa di Santa Maria Immacolata a via Veneto

Madonna dei Pellegrini (Madonna di Loreto) between 1604 and 1606 Oil on canvas 260 × 150 cm Basilica di Sant’Agostino in Campo Marzio

Deposizione di Cristo between 1602 e il 1604 Oil on canvas 300 × 203 cm Pinacoteca Vaticana

Conversione di San Paolo 1600-1601 Oil on cypress wood 237 × 189 cm Collezione privata Odescalchi Balbi

Maria Maddalena in estasi 1606 Oil on canvas 106,5 × 91 cm Collezione privata