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The Longhi and Short of It

Ah, the Italian Renaissance.  An age of artistic mastery and amazing men: Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael, Titian, Sandro Botticelli, Donatello, and so many more.  The Renaissance Man is believed to be a multi-talented gentlemen with a thirst for knowledge and a cosmopolitan outlook.  446 more words


Rainy days and Mondays

Job hunting is madness in Japan for Japanese and foreigners alike.

It however is becoming a walk through fire and water the moment you’re a foreigner and not looking for a job as a human translation machine, or smiling coffee lady with foreign language competence in a trading company. 291 more words

The Daily

Mini Biography: Lavinia Fontana

Lavinia Fontana
Birth: August 24th, 1552
Death: Aug. 11th, 1614
Nationality: Italian
Movement: Mannerism

Born in Bologna in northern Italy, Fontana received her art education from her father and became well known for portraiture and devotional work. 188 more words


Fun with art: the gold age of pee

The best paintings are not the ones that are well-known but the ones that are hidden in dark corners of art galleries. They look very similar to hundreds of other art pieces but if you inspect them very carefully, you will spot… 133 more words

Art & Culture

More Maniera Please

This past weekend I travelled 485 miles from London to Frankfurt to see an art exhibition. But how I first knew about it was purely chance.  614 more words



The details of anything you love
Are always what is most thrilling,
Most poignant,
And most beautiful.

I love her as she rose from bed, 137 more words


People Matter

From Paris to Winnipeg, I had a 10-hour delayed flight few days ago. My flight schedule was planned that I am to fly to Paris – Amsterdam-Minneapolis-Winnipeg. 558 more words