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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.


                                          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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Calendar 2019: a gift for you

My dear followers and readers,

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.

MY ANASA Calendar 2019

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.

I did it on Freepik.

Armani Milan: a trendy drink

At the very beginning, it was a fashion brand, then it became an empire. Armani Milan is one of the hotels created by Giorgio Armani and its industry. It is a five stars superior hotel located in the central Via Manzoni in the capital of fashion. Few meters from the most famous luxury shopping street Via Montenapoleone. The hotel is hosted in a huge city block, all dedicated to Armani and its shops. Clothes, bags, accessories, flowers, books, coffee, chocolate and many other products made by the fashion house.

In the middle, there is the hotel, with its 95 rooms and suites, a Michelin star restaurant and a bar on the 7th floor and a spa on the 8th floor. It offers a nice view of the city center, from one side the Duomo and the fashion district and the on the other one the skyscrapers recently built on the way to the central railway station. The position is great, as the inside setting. Each area has a design of furniture and modern equipment. Armani Milan represents the style and philosophy of the brand. It dedicates superb assistance to guests

The experience at Armani Milan

I go to Milan often for business and leisure, so I always search for new experiences to enjoy the city. I like to live the habits of locals and explore the new frontiers of luxury. It is full of great hotels in Milan, but Armani Hotel is surely one of the best, with a unique sign of refinement. In Italy, in last years the happy hour became an important rendezvous on the daily agenda. It means to go to a bar, order a drink and get food included. Most of the people consider it a substitute for dinner. Anyway, it is always a chance to chat and stay with friends and colleagues after work.

I decided to enter for the first time last year when I was going to purchase some gifts. I bought the gift vouchers for the spa because I thought (successfully) to bring some relaxation to the receivers. Then I stopped in the bar to order a drink. The luxury setting with comfortable sofas welcomes the guests. At a certain hour, the light becomes soft. When you enter a person takes you to the table, then a maitre comes to bring the menu. A waiter takes note of your order and brings you what you want. The drink arrives with some snacks.

They bring more snacks at the start of a happy hour time. Some couscous, some canape and pieces of fresh salmon with a lime sauce. Of course, they change the proposals often, but the quality is really at a high level, like the service. The courtesy of the staff makes the guest feel important. This is the added value of Armani Milan. People use the bar of the hotel also for their work meetings.

The menu and the prices

Go to Armani Milan is surely trendy, that is why it is common to find important people or models. The menu of the bar counts a good variety of drinks, including champagne, wines, centrifuged drinks, cocktails with and without alcohol. The selection is very good, according to the quality, especially for wines, spirits, and soft drink brands. The staff is ready to advise to choose the wine. Also, they can give easily and explanations about the cocktails.

A glass of wine, at Armani Milan bar, costs between 18 and 23 euros, it depends on the type. It is quite expensive also for the city range. But you have a very high quality of the products and a superb setting. It is an expression of the Armani style and they take care of the guest and each detail. These things have to be paid. If you go to Milan I suggest a visit at least to the bar. You will live a great experience and it is worth. Believe me, you deserve a luxury treatment from time to time.

If you are searching for a luxury experience in Milan, you can book a room and a spa treatment in the Armani Hotel. There are a lot of things to visit before and after a drink. See my tips about the Castle. 

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