this is the Calendar 2019 for you. I planned to post some new articles these days and I am working to do it. Meanwhile, since Christmas is coming, I want to give you my small gift to thank you all! It is almost the first birthday of this blog and if I am here after all these months it is because of you. You follow me, like and comment on my posts, so I have a reason to continue to write.
Now you are thinking “ok, it’s time to leave him, otherwise, he will never stop”… hahaha, I know that you are doing it, so with my gift, I am trying to corrupt you with my Calendar 2019. I am joking, don’t worry. I like to read your feedback and this wants to be really only a “thank you” for your support.
Calendar 2019: what
It is easy, you just need to click on “MY ANASA Calendar 2019” and download it. It is a pdf file and you can save it on your computer or print it out. The Calendar 2019 is made in an international model so you can find all the days of next year without holidays written. That’s why I dedicated it to all of you, also to whom is not going to celebrate Christmas on 25th December and to whom don’t celebrate it.
You find also one of my pictures. I have chosen it because for me on the chair each of us can seat. It is the position from where to see what will happen next year. We don’t have only to seat there but also to act. In about one week it will start a new year and this Calendar 2019 is my first wish to you all for 12 months rich of satisfaction. We will have one more week to exchange wishes so I will be back to you all for it.
After one year and a half of blogging, my logo (born in autumn 2018) changed. Not that much, but it is better. Yes, I added some color and also I gave more the idea of who I am. Most of my trips concern my job. That’s why the small guy close to the blog name inside the head is wearing a tie. What do you think? Do you like it more? This is not the only change I made or better I am doing.
The new logo represents even better myself because I see color in my life. Then I think also for your eyes is better. Don’t you think so? Anyway, as I mentioned, the logo is not the only change. What else? I am doing it step by step, so it is an ongoing work. Let me explain better what I am doing for your blog. Yes, it is yours, because I am writing to you. So don’t be shy and comment, ask. I will be happy to improve my posts answering to your needs. The goal is always the same: improve your travel experience.
New logo and new blog
I am a person and not a company, I am not even a brand, also if I use a pseudonym. So I designed the logo by myself. The focus wasn’t on the design, but on something that could represent me. That’s why I combine the traveling aspect with the person. I am a traveler and that I want to communicate with the new logo. But you want to know what is going on. Well, I planned some step by step renovation of the pages and of the contents. You won’t see everything now, but in the following days and weeks, you will notice a new structure.
I will add new articles about my trips, with tips, reviews, and guides. Of course, there will be also some posts about shopping for travelers. I will continue to share my experience with useful items. Since I noticed a good success of the “make money to travel guides”, I decided to work more in those directions. There will be also some tips about budget travels. Yes, my experience will be helpful also to find a way to explore the world saving money. Luxury is my passion, but I take care of a lot of money. I don’t like to waste them. Everything under the new logo.
The new logo is a way to symbolize the renovation. Structure of the blog won’t change a lot in graphics, but the menu will be a bit different. I will divide per country the guides and the reviews and I will bring a difference to the selection of the guides. Why? Because I am working to improve your experience on the blog. You can find easily the posts related to specific topics. There is already the search engine on the site, but the new menu, now in preparation, will allow you to surf the topics with more precision.
I love videos, but I am not that professional in doing them. Learning, learning and trying. This is what I did in the last months. Not only I tried different free and paid tools. I worked a lot on the techniques. The goal is double, develop finally my Youtube channel, used till now just to upload heavy videos on my blog. Then to make my posts more attractive and interesting. To di that I started to use a very good platform. It is called Viddyoze and it offers amazing animation. Among the websites of this type, I have visited this is the best. Because it is made to help the company to create animations to present their products.
I am not going to sell anything, just to show you my reviews and guides. For free, obviously. But using the tool I can approach the videos with proven techniques, I mean the ones that make companies proposals unique and exciting. Well, the objective is the same. Present my travels through cool video. Of course, my new logo colored require a better site. That’s why I subscribed the service of Viddyoze. Now, I am preparing the videos, so soon I will add them to the blog.
There are different plans to get a license, a lot of tools and templates. It is possible to upload video and add effects, make animations, and so on. Otherwise, it is possible to use some other videos to be personalized. According to the plan chosen, there are different options included.
Well, now I go back to the blog renovation work. Stay tuned and subscribe to my newsletter to get more updates and some extra contents for you. There will be also some special deals for you.
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.
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.
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