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Art of Romanticism

The magnificent Art of Romanticism. In 1861 Italians united Italy. After some battles. Thanks also to a great engagement of artists. All the kingdoms disappear to let space to a unique country. The process that brought all the country under the same king started in 1815, after the Congress of Vienna. We call this period Risorgimento (Resurgence). It gave the chance to Italy to change its shape. People worked hard to reach the goal and art gave an important contribution to it. Art of Romanticism became the flag of the movement.

The ability of the art to make a revolution impress me a lot. This happens many times, in almost all the eras, especially in the last centuries. Anyway, who loves art has an interest in analyzing the historical context. Not only. Who loves art want to pay attention to the techniques. It’s amazing how artists changed the way to paint in the 19th century. I like a lot of painting and sculptures and going around the Italian museums and exhibitions I saw the evolution of the style. Also the differences among the artworks of the various artists of the same period.

Art of Romanticism: the 19th-century revolution

Romanticism started at the end of the 18th century. When the new generation of artists understood that Neoclassicism wasn’t influencing anymore the society, they started to search for something new. They changed completely the way to express their ideas and point of view. The art of Romanticism has various features. Romanticism canceled the Neoclassical reasoning, control, geometric perfection and, above all, imitation of the art of the ancients.

Not all the artists of the period made a radical change, but most of them yes. They wanted to draw a line to separate the past from the present. Their style was dominated by unbridled passion, strong feelings and a renewed fervor for the religious world. Moreover, if the neoclassical artist was convinced that the perfection of art had been reached by the ancients, the romantic drew, instead, inspiration from the dark and mysterious world of the Middle Ages. That period until then had been considered a period of no importance and purely negative.

Art of Romanticism in Italy

Who loves art can easily understand how nice is a journey into the art of Romanticism. That period is really amazing because it takes people into modern art. The paintings are not only a representation of a view, but there is a sign, something more. I think the feature of the style is visible in the vigorous brushstrokes capable of interpreting reality. Color and not too defined signs tell a story.

This is what I like about the art of Romanticism. Then, of course, there are many elements related to the history of that period. I love to explore the most important event of Italian unity. Also, I like to see in the paintings how Italy was at that time. The same feelings, especially talking about techniques, come from the sculpture. If you want to see art in Italy you have a lot of opportunities. But I recommend you to explore the artworks of the 18th century.

Romance artists

If you like art visit Italy. Art of Romanticism has a huge collection spread in all the country. There are many museums that offer the view of great artworks to the visitors. Time to time in various Italian cities there are thematic exhibitions. I like them because they collect paintings and sculptures also from foreign museums and private collections. So it’s easy to see some artworks that are usually not visible to the public.

I will write more about some art galleries and museums. Because Italy can show you the best examples of the art of Romanticism. But now I want to share some pictures I took during my visits. So I let you enjoy them. Before I remind you that after finding a flight, maybe using some free miles obtained with your credit card, you can reserve a hotel and buy the tickets to enter the museum. Planning in advance will be useful especially if you want to see some temporary exposition because you will check the place and the dates.

Paintings

                                          One of the famous “kiss” of the painter Hayez

 

In the painting, you can see the famous writer Alessandro Manzoni, one of the Italian literature icons

 

                                     This young girl represents Italy, that was born in 1861

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Balkans, the culture in a book

My next trip is already on my agenda and I will go back to Balkans, an area where I have been different times in last years. This time the country to be visited is Macedonia, not the Greek region but the country that now is called Republic of North Macedonia. I will have some work meeting in different places, so I want to try to plan some time as a tourist and explore better also some towns where I have been without so much time to see the attractions and the curiosities.

In the years I bought some books to know better the history of Former Yugoslavia and go deep in the culture, but I continue to research to know more because those countries are reach of history with a lot of connections with Western Europe. I decide to read an old book of a travel experience published in 1941 that describe very well social, cultural and political aspects of that time.

Black Lamb and Grey Falcon: A Journey Through Yugoslavia is a travel journal with a specific analysis of the culture, the history and the politics made from an international point of view. It is not a history book, because all the elements are declined as in a diary, so easily explained from a traveller that is exploring the country. There is a meeting with people and a character that help the traveller to enter in Western Balkans world.

The brilliant observation written in the book helps me to enter more deep in the Slavic history and to learn more about the culture, step by step. Reading it I am living almost the same journey, even do it is a different period. In next days I will be again there and I will use what I have read to try to catch more benefits from my travelling in Balkans.

Stay tuned, I will post soon about my North Macedonia visits.

Anasa

Petit Palais Hotel de Charme, a luxury stay in Milan

Are you planning a holiday in the fashion city of Milan? I have some advice for you regarding your stay. I have been in a small but charming hotel: Petit Palais Hotel de Charme. Around the center, it’s full of great hotels, quite big and part of famous chains. But if you want to live a unique experience this is perfect. Why? Because as a noble of the beginning of XX century, you can book a room in an old a prestigious building at 1 kilometer from the Duomo.

Its location is perfect for who wants to visit the main attractions. You can easily join the fashion neighborhood or take part in work meetings. Petit Palais Hotel de Charme is a very good example of the elegance and the luxury typical of Milan. You can live an unforgettable experience. The warm hospitality by the staff is not common, but it makes you feel a special guest.

Petit Palais Hotel de Charme: the structure

Entering the hotel guest receive a welcome from art. You can see everywhere antiques, statues, paintings, and furniture from past centuries. The State protects all the building as heritage and that is the peculiarity for each room. It is not possible to find a room similar to another. But each of them has very modern equipment. Petit Palais Hotel de Charme rooms offer Wi-Fi connection, minibar, a safe where to put the laptop. You can find also the machine for tea and coffee.

In the rooms, there are old decor and ancient artworks. But I had another marvelous surprise: breakfast. It is served in a superb dining room. You can find a great variety of food, salted and sweet. Many different types of juices and many delicious dishes. I started the day in a very good way because the waiter came to ask me what I wanted.

A nice ambiance, a great breakfast and, the kind of staff is the best way to start the day at Petit Palais Hotel de Charme. After the meal, you have the energy to go out to explore Milan or to attend your work meetings. Around the hotel, there are shops, restaurant, and bars. So you can enjoy the city and the nightlife as well.

My recommendation

The prestigious style of the rooms and the attention of the staff give the chance to guests to enter in the past world. I had the chance to live the stay in the atmosphere typical of the very important people of Milan. You feel a VIP thanks to the treatment reserved to the guests. If you will book this hotel, you will be certainly satisfied with the service and the environment. And you will go back there during your next trip to the international city, the capital of fashion.

I suggest you book a room on the upper floors. Why? Because if you are not used to the city traffic noise and your room is directly on the street, you will have difficulties. The rooms are isolated, but you can hear the cars and the ambulances. Because there is one of the main ways to a hospital. This is the only tip I want to share because for the rest I found Petit Palais Hotel de Charme very good. You won’t regret your stay.

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SEO for Dummies

When I have read the title I thought that was for me. Am I a dummy. I don’t think so, but when I started my blog adventure in this field I was like that. SEO for Dummies is a great book because it explains very well the strategies and also the reasons why you should act online in a certain way. This book is a step by step guide for beginners.

The text covers all the aspects and it provides index and references. So it is easy to read and also you have the chance to go deep into each topic. Usually, the textbooks are a little bit difficult to read cover to cover. Authors tend to take a tactical approach to the topic instead of an abstract or strategic one. The book SEO for Dummies is completely different.

SEO for Dummies: contents

I can confirm that SEO for Dummies is a solid book that provides detailed and code-level recommendations for all the most important elements in SEO. Peter Kent goes from the industry to the site to the page to the code. The author has a coders perspective on most of the topics, which is helpful when SEOs needs to generate understanding and support with their organizations.

The book gives you the knowledge you need to prepare your blog for the search engine optimization. For some information, especially regarding the algorithm of Google is a little out of date, but only in references. Because some of the mentioned websites and resources are no longer available. Some of them do not exist anymore. Despite this element, SEO for Dummies is a useful book. Especially if you want to enter in SEO marketing.

Why read SEO for Dummies

I am suggesting you read SEO for Dummies because it represents your new bible for SEO. If you want to grow your blog you need to apply all the SEO rules and this book reveal you the secrets. You will be guided in the strategy and you will get all the tools you need to have success. It is, as I wrote, quite easy to be understood and it is also complete.

The text is an Amazon Best Seller rank, so this gives you the idea of its importance. Peter Kent, the author, is a consultant for companies and especially in the e-commerce sector. He started to work on the internet in 1993 and he worked for Amazon, Zillow, Avvo, Honey Baked Ham, TowerRecords.com and other big and important companies based on the internet. He is also a trainer and he teaches SEO to various size companies. This says a lot why read SEO for Dummies. As I did. I tried to explain it in my video.

Seo for Dummies