Author: Stefania

  • Ex voto
  • Ex voto
  • Ex voto
  • Ex voto
  • Ex voto
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11 Mar
Ex voto: a vowed offering in gratitude for God’s grace

"Ex voto" is a Latin phrase; the complete expression "Ex voto suscepto", which could be translated loosely as "in fulfilment of a vow", indicates the text that was included with objects that faithful worshippers offered at shrines or churches to receive grace from God. At...

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  • Collezione "Fishes"
  • Collezione "Fishes"
  • Collezione "Fishes"
  • Collezione "Fishes"
  • Collezione "Fishes"
  • Collezione "Fishes"
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07 Dec
“Fishes”: The joy of fish art

[gallery ids="1690,1733,1732,1730,1729,1728,1727,1726,1693,1691"] [social_share] Tradition and Modernity, East and West: The synthesis of these two extremes led to the creation of the “Fishes” collection. These small, joyful and essential works of art animated with fresh and bright colours are the result of an adaptation of traditional Japanese ceramics made...

  • Il Natale Decorazioni natalizie
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  • Il Natale Decorazioni natalizie
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  • Il Natale Decorazioni natalizie
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  • Il Natale Decorazioni natalizie
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  • Il Natale Decorazioni natalizie
  • Il Natale Decorazioni natalizie
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07 Dec
An old style Christmas

[gallery ids="1409,1748,1410,1747,1411,1751,1412,1745,1413,1414,1749,1750"] [social_share] The custom of decorating the Christmas tree originated in Northern Europe. Tallinn and Riga, the capitals of Estonia and Latvia vie for this record, dating it to 1441 and 1510 respectively. In Germany in the 17th century, the public custom of decorating fir trees with...

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  • Il Natale Nutcrackers
07 Dec
The magic of Nutcrackers

[gallery ids="2090,1681,1682,1683,1740,1684,1657,1655,1653,1656,1425"] [social_share] One of the most evocative symbols of Christmas, the Nutcracker is traditionally sculpted in wood from the majestic German forests. The curious soldier dressed in bright colours that cracks nuts in its mouth appears even more magical thanks to the Christmas story that it stars...