Category: note to self

Beato Angelico’s Childhood of Christ (1)

Every year around Christmas, Milan’s Museo Diocesano temporarily hosts a masterpiece: last year, it was the predella from the Oddi Altarpiece, an Annunciation scene by Raphael, while in 2021 we had another Annunciation scene by Titian. This year, the initiative surpasses itself with one of the most complex and articulated works of Fra Giovanni da […]

An update

I’ve recently been reprimanded by a friend, who draw my attention to the fact that I haven’t posted here for a while. Well, not reprimanded, really: it was a very sweet note inquiring whether I was ok. I’m sure the thought hasn’t crossed people who follows me on Twitter, as I’ve been very active over […]


Happy Valentine’s Day! Do you remember when we started, before going down the rabbit hole of the Heike Monogatari? I was taking a look at the Japanese Ghost Tales by Lafcadio Hearn, so today let’s take a look at the second tale of the collection, which is perfect because it’s also tragic and romantic. It’s […]