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    Centenary

    A century ago the initial ideas then, two years later, the actual start of the Metaphysical Painting was established in the marvellous artistic town of Ferarra by a rassemblement of artists comprising Giorgio De Chirico and his brother Alberto Savinio, Carlo Carrà e Filippo De Pisis. Later on Mario Sironi and Giorgio Morandi joined them. Each of thema came from separate artistic histories and evolved differently later on.
    That was one of the most prolific avant-garde was born outside Paris, back in the glorious Italian cradle where it could redefine modern art from its ancient historical roots. Their movement influenced and inspired successors all over Europe among whom great masters like Man Ray, Grosz, Magritte, Ernst and Dalì.
    You may google each of the cited artists for a more comprehensive review. I attach only a limited sample of some of their metaphysical period artpieces. I think You may find ancient and modern uniquely match across centuries of art in a sort of continuity and the seeds for many evolutionary paths ....

    For the ones who speak Latin derived languages or learned some Italian for cultural or artistic reasons (I read Italian is in the list most lerned language in the world without any major economical, demographic or geographic diffusion ground to support such a choice), it would be very interesting to read this article.

    http://lettura.corriere.it/quel-crim...di-de-chirico/ (That criminal of De Chirico)
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    Grazie per questo Caesare. E 'sempre come un viaggio in Italia a leggere i tuoi post. Io per primo non ho bisogno di essere spinto a stimare l'Italia e la sua cultura più di quanto già faccia. Qualsiasi paese che può esportare Sophia Lauren e Gina Lolabrigida ha la maggiore attività di esportazione del pianeta. E la pittura e la scultura. . . wow.

    Ironia della sorte la mia visita a Firenze molto tempo fa, mi sono impegnato una ragazza di vendita in un negozio di pelle nella parte vecchia della città e le ho chiesto di storia dell'arte qualcosa connessi e lei alzò gli occhi e disse: io e altre persone provenienti da altre parti, probabilmente conoscevo modo più di lei le cose lì. Mi ha fatto pensare che le persone che vivono in mezzo a tanta grande storia venivano annegati da quelle cose del passato a causa della emfatuation al mondo con queste cose storiche, e lei e la gente contemporanei avuto un momento difficile vivere sgombra.

    Quindi credo che sia una benedizione che vive in Italia, un luogo di tale grandezza passato, un po 'come lavorare a Disneyland, dove gli orpelli di franchising devono essere conservati e serviti e lavoratori erano lì per consentire a tali icone.

    Ma senza dubbio, l'Italia è il mio posto preferito che ho visitato e la sua storia continua ad essere un luogo di grande fascino per me. Grazie per presentare questi punti culturali di consapevolezza.

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    Thanks for this Caesare. It's always like a trip to Italy reading your posts. I for one don't need to be prompted to esteem Italy and its culture more than I already do. Any country that can export Sophia Lauren and Gina Lolabrigida has the greatest export business on the planet. And painting and sculpture. . . wow.

    Ironically on my visit to Florence long ago, I engaged a sales girl at a leather shop in the old part of the city and asked her about something art history related and she rolled her eyes and said I and other people from elsewhere probably knew way more than she about the things there. It made me consider that the people who live amidst so much great history were being drowned by those things of the past because of the world's emfatuation with those historical things, and she and the contemporary folks had a hard time living unencumbered.

    So I guess it's a mixed blessing living in Italy, a place of such past greatness, a little like working in Disneyland, where the franchise trappings must be preserved and served and workers were there to enable those icons.

    But without a doubt, Italy is my favorite place I've visited and its history continues to be a place of great fascination to me. Thanks for presenting these cultural points of awareness.
    "Not a bit is wasted and the best is yet to come. . ." -- remembered from a dream

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    Caesar:
    Gracias por aproximarnos a través del arte y sus artistas al mundo italiano, tan particular y bello...

    Caesar:
    Thank you for approach through the art and artists to the Italian world, so special and beautiful ...
    Regards from Chile
    "El arte no reproduce lo visible. Lo hace visible" Paul Klee

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    Glad You appreciated, dear D Akey and congrats for the almost perfect Italian You recovered and dusted off. It's quite usual to meet foreign people in Italy, even here in Rome, who visit the various places and attractions with an outstanding or awful knowledge of what they came from, especially among Germans. Moreover You're a quite encyclopedic brain and a too charming gentelman for anyone to stand a dialogue, poor girl. Here in Italy, obviously, You may find that kind of knowledgeable people only if they made classical studies or have that specific passion or joined clubs and associations who deal with art and history, also because we don't enhance very much patriotic pride anymore, supporting it by teaching what would be an overwhelming quantity of notions hard to store even for a brain like that of the illustrious Pico della Mirandola (actually we're too old, historically, and we've been more a conquered nation than conquerors after all to still be "nationalistic" and we rather rely on fascination our country and people may still induce).
    Thank You.
    In order to let anyone enjoy a little what a coffer of treasures and history is a little town like Ferrara, I found this wikipedia starter to familiarize:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ferrara

    Grazie caro Damaso! It's always interesting to talk of my country's contributions and of its patrimony as the shared mankind patrimony it actually is. After all Italy is the oldest European sister country after Greece as well as the most continuous beacon where no one from anywhere felt a stranger to form the common Latin, European and Western cultural and civilized identity along a couple of millennia. Universal values and brotherhood are what all we should look for and found our pride on and art, law, literature and science is a great part of such common achievement.
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    Beautiful, thanks for sharing.

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    You're welcome, dear Vandra!
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