Pierre-Auguste Renoir ๐Ÿ–Œ๐Ÿ–ผ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท

Marquand le 180e anniversaire de la naissance de Pierre-Auguste Renoir La jeune femme reprรฉsentรฉe dans ce dรฉlicieux portrait, peut-รชtre pas parmi les plus connus de Renoir, est Julie Allard, รฉpouse d’Alphonse Daudet, romancier et รฉcrivain de thรฉรขtre.Dans ce portrait d’une grande intensitรฉ expressive, Renoir la pose trois quarts, focalisant son attention sur le doux visage de la femme. L’artiste a ainsi pu saisir les effets … Continue reading Pierre-Auguste Renoir ๐Ÿ–Œ๐Ÿ–ผ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท

George Friderick Handel ๐ŸŽผ๐ŸŽถ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง

Marking the 336th anniversary of George Friderick Handel’s birth in 1685 Georg Friedrich Hรคndel was a German composer born in Halle on 23 February 1685, naturalized English, of the Baroque period, who spent most of his career in London, becoming well known for his operas, oratorios, anthems, big concertos and organ concerts. Handel received musical training in Halle, Hamburg and Italy before settling in London … Continue reading George Friderick Handel ๐ŸŽผ๐ŸŽถ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง

This Moment Yearning and Thoughtful ๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿ–‹๐Ÿ“–

Walt Whitman – Leaves of Grass – Calamus – 1855 translated into Spanish and Italian by Enzo Martinelli ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ This Moment Yearning and Thoughtful This moment yearning and thoughtful sitting alone, It seems to me there are other men in other lands yearning and thoughtful, It seems to me I can look over and behold them in Germany, Italy, France, Spain, Or far, far away, … Continue reading This Moment Yearning and Thoughtful ๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿ–‹๐Ÿ“–

Postcards from Europe ๐Ÿ–ผ๐Ÿž๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡บ

Since I started this new blog I launched a successful series of blog posts featuring travel notes from my favourite travels. This is an opportunity to recall some of these popular posts with postcards from European destinations for you to enjoy. Copenhagen has an irresistible Nordic charme with its special relationship with the sea and overseas trade. The city has always been a commercial and … Continue reading Postcards from Europe ๐Ÿ–ผ๐Ÿž๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡บ

Lemon Chicken Fillet ๐Ÿ‹๐Ÿ—๐ŸŒฟ

The inspiration for this recipe is coming from some picnic food my mother used to prepare when there was the possibility to do some quick and easy cooking on site. This is a quick and tasty recipe that is also suitable for larger quantities as party food. The marinade can be prepared well in advance and the actual cooking can be done just before serving … Continue reading Lemon Chicken Fillet ๐Ÿ‹๐Ÿ—๐ŸŒฟ

Optical Art ๐Ÿ”ฒ๐Ÿ–Œ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿผโ€๐ŸŽจ

Optical Art Just after the end of WW2 Victor Vasarely started establishing a new artistic movement inspired by his influences stemming from the Abstract Expressionism and the Bauhaus style. The vibrant artistic environment in Paris at the time was the perfect background for the development of new creative outbursts. The main idea was the generation of a fluctuating and dynamic effect on a painting through … Continue reading Optical Art ๐Ÿ”ฒ๐Ÿ–Œ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿผโ€๐ŸŽจ

Echeveria agavoides ๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒต๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ

Las echeverias son un gran grupo de mรกs de 150 especies de suculentas de flores pequeรฑas, originarias de Amรฉrica Central, caracterizadas por rosetas de hojas y racimos de rosetas. El nombre de esta variedad, agavoides, proviene de su similitud con los agaves mรกs grandes, de los que es una versiรณn mucho mรกs pequeรฑa. sus hojas son pulposas y con un brillo natural, por lo que … Continue reading Echeveria agavoides ๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒต๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ

Wigmore Hall ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽน๐Ÿ›

The origins London has a wonderful concentration of venues with excellent acoustics for classical music concerts of all kinds. My favourites are the smaller and more intimate ones, like Wigmore Hall, perfect for chamber music, with a varied programme of world-class concerts every day of the week. Originally called Bechstein Hall, after the renowned piano maker, who had a showroom next door, and commissioned the … Continue reading Wigmore Hall ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽน๐Ÿ›

Enfance I, by Rimbaud ๐ŸŒŠโœ’๏ธ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท

Enfance I – Les illuminations – Arthur Rimbaud – 1886 – with translations from French into ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง English and ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Italian by Enzo Martinelli  ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท – Enfance I             Cette idole, yeux noirs et crin jaune, sans parents ni cour, plus noble que la fable, mexicaine et flamande; son domaine, azur et verdure insolents, court sur des plages nommรฉes, par des vagues sans vaisseaux, de … Continue reading Enfance I, by Rimbaud ๐ŸŒŠโœ’๏ธ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท