All posts in In evidenza

Barbiere

LARGO AL FACTOTUM

On February 20, 1816, Gioacchino Rossini’s most famous opera, The Barber of Seville, premiered at the Teatro Argentina in Rome. Its libretto being written by Cesare Sterbini and based on Pierre Beaumarchais’s 1775 comedy Le Barbier de Séville, the opera was originally […]

Valentino

SAN VALENTINO

Detail of a bas-de-page scene of an assisted Valentine before a judge, with a zoomorphic initial ‘I'(n) containing a dragon. Saint Valentine’s Day is a religious holiday nowadays celebrated in many countries in the world; it’s recognized as the celebration of […]

Troyes, Bibl. mun., ms. 0059, f. 101 - vue 2.jpg

ANTISEMITISMO MEDIEVALE: LE ORIGINI DEL JUDENSTERN

Il 27 gennaio del 1945 le truppe sovietiche dell’Armata Rossa fecero il loro ingresso nel campo di concentramento e di sterminio di Auschwitz. Con l’apertura dei cancelli del lager, resi ancor più tristemente celebri dalla scritta divenutane poi simbolo, Arbeit macht frei, si […]

Adorazione dei Magi

L’ADORAZIONE DEI MAGI

The Church celebrates today, on January 6, the feast day of the Epiphany. Although the name, from the Greek ἐπιφάνεια (“manifestation”), indicates its origin as a celebration of the revelation of God incarnate as Jesus Christ, Western Christianity and most traditions today […]

Natività

BUON NATALE DA FOLIA MAGAZINE!

Folia Magazine wishes a Merry Christmas to all our followers and their loved ones!   “Nativity”, illumination from the “Book of Hours, use of Rome”, ms. Egerton 2045, f. 82r, c. 1460 – c. 1470, British Library, London.   ____   […]

Carlo Magno

CARLO MAGNO E LA VIA LATTEA

“Charlemagne”, illumination from the manuscript “Les Grandes chroniques de France”, ms. Royal 16 G VI, f. 165r, between 1332 and 1350, British Library, London. The illumination above portrays Charlemagne’s visions of the Milky Way and St. James. As the legend […]

Sant'Anna e la Vergine

IMMACOLATA CONCEZIONE

The Catholic Church celebrates today the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. Not to be confused with the Virgin Birth of Jesus, the dogma of the Immaculate Conception states that the Virgin Mary was conceived in Saint Anne’s womb without any […]

FOLIA

MEMENTO HOMO

Miniatura tratta dal manoscritto “Le Ore di DionOra di Urbino”, ms. Yates Thompson 7, c. 174r, 1480, British Library, Londra.   Illumination from the manuscript “The Hours of DionOra of Urbino”, ms. Yates Thompson 7, c. 174r, 1480, British Library, […]

1 2 3 183