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THE GLOBE THEATRE

The Globe Theatre was the most important theatre in London, in the period between 1599 and 1613. In those years, William Shakespeare was at the peak of his career, and his plays were often performed in the Globe. READ MORE

UN CHIEN ANDALOU

“Un chien andalou”, which means an andalusian dog, is a short film directed by Luis Buñuel and Salvador Dalí in 1928. This is a surreal film, created by the artists with the intent of repelling and shocking the audience. READ MORE

THE MERCHANT OF VENICE, BY WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE

The Merchant of Venice is a play written by Shakespeare around 1597, before the great tragedies of Shakespeare’s later years. It is set in Venice, and it is likely that the author drew inspiration from various Italian stories. READ MORE

MY FAVOURITE PAINTINGS

I would like to show you two of my favourite paintings: “St. Germain near Tunis (inland)” (1914) by Paul Klee and “Impression, Sunrise” (1872) by Claude Monet. Even though they’re really different one from the other, I love both of them, to the point that I have a copy of both on the walls of my bedroom.  What I like the most, are the colours that the artists used, those light shades that give the paintings a soft but unique atmosphere. READ MORE

 NEOREALISM

Neorealism is an important period in the Italian cinematic history. The term is generally associated with a series of films made in the years following the World War II, which presented the following trademark characteristics: social contents, popular settings, historical actuality and political commitment. READ MORE

WHAT IS A WUNDERKAMMER?

Wunderkammer, which means ‘room of wonders’, is a German expression used to define the place in which, from the XVI century to the XVIII century, members of the nobility and the burgeoisie, and scholars of science, stored strange and curious objects: skeletons of animals, insects, minerals, books and rare prints, paintings, cameos, watermarks, vases, ancient coins. READ MORE

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