Category: Art

  • The church of Saint Peter in Gemonio

    The church of Saint Peter in Gemonio

    According to the popular tradition, the little church of Saint Peter in Gemonio was founded by the Lombard queen Theodelinda. Additionally, it would have been entrusted to the monks of San Pietro in Ciel d’Oro in Pavia by the king Liutprand. However, there are no historical sources that might confirm this thesis. Anyway, the church…

  • Giorgione, the mystery behind the Tempest

    Giorgione, the mystery behind the Tempest

    A lightning bolt suddenly splits the sky. The lightning penetrates the threatening clouds and they get an unusual and surreal color. It is a green of an indefinite reality, which seems to dominate the helpless city that can be seen on the horizon. There are echoes of classical and Oriental architecture. Some towers, a dome,…

  • The Apulian Romanesque of Ruvo Cathedral

    The Apulian Romanesque of Ruvo Cathedral

    The Apulian Romanesque Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta overlooks a pretty little square in the historical center of Ruvo di Puglia. Its facade soars towards the sky, with its magnificent circular rose window. The impressive Romanesque portals invite visitors to look for the mystical quietness that is inside the building. Next to the southern side…

  • Is the Savior of the World a masterpiece by Leonardo?

    Is the Savior of the World a masterpiece by Leonardo?

    The renaissance genius Leonardo da Vinci has given us immortal masterpieces. With them a multitude of mysteries: we can mention the enigmatic smile of the Mona Lisa, her controversial identity, or the extraordinary machines Leonardo designed. And more: the lost Battle of Anghiari, an obsession for those trying to find it under the plaster of…

  • Magic Numbers: the golden ratio

    Magic Numbers: the golden ratio

    “Geometry has two great treasures: one is the theorem of Pythagoras, the other the division of a line into extreme and mean ratio. The first we may compare to a mass of gold, the second we may call a precious jewel“. Johannes Kepler [1] The golden ratio is a special number: it has had multiple…

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