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Other Hells: Carlo Cottarelli, All’Inferno E Ritorno, Feltrinelli, 2021

Carlo Cottarelli is an authoritative economist, with experiences in important institutions. In my opinion we could define him, with an oxymoron, a romantic enlightenment. In fact, for years he has been engaged in monitoring the Italian situation, studying the increasingly urgent adjustments to our unsustainable way of life. In this essay he highlights the two

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Federico Zuccari, Divina Commedia. The Infernal Door And The Terrible “Inscription”.

Since I wrote somewhere that I did not remember an illustration or painting that reproduced in full or legibly the famous “inscription” that Dante places on top of the infernal door, here is the first exception; you never stop knowing. It is one of the 88 illustrations that the sixteenth-century painter Federico Zuccari dedicated to

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Pete Beard: an history of illustration.

I point out Pete Beard’s You Tube channel and in particular the series dedicated to “Unsung Heroes Of Illustration”. It is a rich retrospective that traces the career of the greatest international illustrators, with particular reference to the golden age of illustration. Beard’s comments are in easy-to-understand English. They are a great opportunity to deepen

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Giorgio Michetti, Great Painter, Great Person: Thank You …

These are the first days of “life” of this definitely “do it yourself” blog / album. I would like to thank a large group of people, all graphic arts professionals, whose video tutorials have unwittingly given me a big help in cultivating my hobby. I consider it a duty to acknowledge their contribution.  I could not

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