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Alphonse Mucha and Art Nouveau

[fa icon="calendar'] 27-gen-2016 15.13.32 / by Anna Letizia posted in art, Art Nouveau, Decorating, Milan, Milano

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The city of Milan dedicated an exhibition in Palazzo Reale to  Alphonse Mucha : 100 of his most famous works of art where displayed near works by other artists from the same period, who depicted with taste and sensitivity a unique period in history, not only of art but also of architecture, handicraft and culture in general.The exhibition featured eight themes, through which visitors could immerse themselves in the lively and joyful atmosphere of Art Nouveau.

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How to invest money safely

[fa icon="calendar'] 11-nov-2015 15.26.18 / by Anna Letizia posted in art, ceramic, Collecting, invest, porcelain, valuable, works of art

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How to invest money safely

In recent years we have unfortunately witnessed periods of economic crisis, that have dismantled our established certainties: some people think the best way to save money is by stuffing it in a mattress. Is this the only answer to current financial uncertainties?

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How you can choose unique gifts for every occasion

[fa icon="calendar'] 30-ott-2015 16.17.10 / by Anna Letizia posted in art, ceramic, customising, decor gifts, furniture, gift, Gift Ideas, gifts, Ideas, porcelain, present

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How you can choose unique gifts for every occasion

There are plenty of opportunities to give gifts: birthdays, weddings, baptisms, anniversaries, graduations… The tricky part is to chose original and unique gifts, which stand out from the crowd and will be admired for their genuineness. Today we are submerged by in mass-produced, identical and conventional things; it is always more difficult finding one-of-a-kind pieces in the middle of a chaos of cheap copies. Nonetheless we want are gifts to be admired and remembered. If we think about prestigious works of art in art galleries, we could have a problem, both for their considerable cost and for their shocking appearance if contemporary. However art also appears in contexts other than traditional painting or sculpting: you can think about glassmaker of Murano, Venice, or handcrafted ceramics, or artisan wooden objects, or design accessories.

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Investing in art: how to make money with art pottery

[fa icon="calendar'] 6-ott-2015 10.36.44 / by Anna Letizia posted in art, ceramic, Collecting, porcelain, valuable, works of art

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Investing in art: how to make money with art pottery

The first painting to be stolen from a museum was the Mona Lisa, on August 21, 1911. Spanish artist Pablo Picasso was the first to be suspected…
A story about art collecting could start like this, a famous painter wishing to own one of the most important works of art ever. It is on record that Picasso himself upset one of his reviewers with such a cruel joke: they were chatting along the seaside and the Catalan artist enjoyed drawing on the sand. The reviewer was horrified because the works of art would be lost and because Picasso would sacrifice his own work to the sea.
However, as Mona Lisa is most valuable and out of reach yet, other works of art are affordable.
A quality work of art would create a sense of prestige and elegance in anyone's home.

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