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Fortunately, The Perfect Man Will Never Exist

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The Vitruvian Man, with supposedly perfect proportions, has been challenging humans for nearly two thousand years. The one we can see at the Louvre at the moment, which is materialized by Leonardo da Vinci, has fascinated us for nearly five…

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Toward a Micro-Balkanization of the World

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During the middle of the 15th century, a period marked by the belief that a new technology from Asia (movable-type printing press) would help strengthen the two dominant powers of the time (the Catholic Church and the Germanic Roman Empire),…

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In Praise of the Intimate Arts

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Since many centuries ago, we have assumed, even in societies where there is nothing that prevents anyone from trying their luck, that few people have the necessary talent to be artists. And that others must be content, if they have…

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For a Franco-Italian Renewal

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The invectives launched by the Italian government against France, which were promptly followed by French retaliations, present an opportunity to remember what France owes to Italy, as well as what Italy owes to France, and what the world owes to…

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Exposing Silence, At Last

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There aren’t any topics or subjects that have not been, at least in some part of the world, the theme of an exhibition; and the most extravagant projects have become the most ordinary. In short, nothing surprises anyone anymore. And…

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Is Gastronomy an Art?

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Yes, of course, it has all of the artistic characteristics; and that has actually been the case since the most ancient of times; though the word “gastronomy” is very recent (it is often attributed to a certain Joseph Berchoux, who…

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