Horror Vacui

The fear of the empty space, most times understood as “ridiculous to the excess”. Fantasy, abandoned by reason, produces impossible monsters; united with it, she is the mother of the arts and the origin of marvels. Francisco Goya Historically understood as an expression of Catholic Anti-Reformation propaganda, Baroque art is normally understood as lacking the … More Horror Vacui

Movie Inspiration of the Week – Le Mépris (1963)

The cinema substitutes for our gaze a world more in harmony with our desire. This is the story of that world Costume Designer Tanine Autré Aristotelian tragedies might not need elaborate costumes. After all, sometimes what you do not wear speaks as loud as what you do. This week, inspiration seems to be simple,  the … More Movie Inspiration of the Week – Le Mépris (1963)

Movie Inspiration of the week – Il Gattopardo (1963)

Without Sicily, Italy creates no image in the soul: here is the key to everything. Goethe Costume Designer Piero Tosi. His work can be admired in luminous films by such directors as Luchino Visconti, Vittorio De Sica and Franco Zeffirelli.  Tosi earned five Academy Award nominations during his career and an Academy Honory Award in … More Movie Inspiration of the week – Il Gattopardo (1963)

Vuelvo al Sur

I was born in the Southern Hemisphere and live in Southern Europe although my current city is geographically “up North” and people here tend to passionately identify themselves as “northerners “. For a while I lived in Brighton, also the South in the North and then moved to London and to a more northern lifestyle. … More Vuelvo al Sur