One of the main aims of visiting Canada was to develop my research on Margaret Atwood. The New Central library in Calgary, which opened in 2018, provided me with all the facilities I needed.
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Before planning my journey to Canada, I made a list of my priorities. At the top of it was experiencing the country of the author I am studying for my PhD: Margaret Atwood.
In the astonishing setting of Kew Gardens, the organic shapes and luminous colours of Chihuly’s glass sculptures stand out and merge with the landscape.
Starting from Alice in Wonderland, re-told as Alice St Claire by Hoshino Yukinobu, the Citi Exhibition Manga at the British Museum invites the visitors to enter the rabbit hole of the fabulous manga imaginary world.
Compared to Kyoto, Tokyo is bigger, busier and cosmopolitan. My friend Ornella and I had plenty of time by ourselves as my daughter was busy with her course at the Bunka Gakuen University where she is attending a Master in Fashion and Design.
Kyoto was a revelation. I started to get a taste of Japan, its understated, silent and impeccable organisation and the ancestral and modern quality of Japanese culture.
Surrealism was the driving force that motivated Dorothea Tanning’s career from the 1930s until her death in New York in 2012. It offered her an alternative world that she explored going beyond everyday reality.
The ideal venue of the Municipal Gallery of Modern Art in via Francesco Crispi in Rome displays a vast range of pictures and sculptures from the Capitoline collections retracing the interpretation and development of the female form and her artistic personality from the end of the nineteenth century until today.
The mesmerising Casina delle Civette (House of the Owls) hosts an intriguing exhibition of masks by Nicola Toce inspired by the Carnival traditions of Basilicata, a region in Southern Italy.
The vitality of breath and its life power expressed in Jeff Koons’ sculptures and paintings mesmerise the viewer at the Ashmolean exhibition.
Two hundred unique artistic creations by Christian Dior and his successors are featured at the V&A exhibition.
Sometimes free exhibitions are as interesting as ones you pay for. This is the case of three free exhibitions displayed in three different rooms at the Ashmolean museum in Oxford.