Author: Lauren T. Cuoco

May 17, 2007

Metaphysics in color

‘To become truly immortal, a work of art must escape all human limits’, painter Giorgio de Chirico once said. ‘Logic and common sense only interfere’. The immortality of this late artist’s ‘illogical’ work was proven with the recent opening of an exhibition in Fiesole, titled Giorgio de Chirico e un Novecento prima e dopo la […]
May 3, 2007

Fields of vision

Each summer, hundreds of Italian youth volunteers workin fields seized from the mafia by the Italian government. Their mission is touphold legality in Sicily. This April, an American university participated inthe project for the first time.   Through Syracuse University in Florence, 12 studentsjoined the effort. The university’s
April 5, 2007

Inky ancestors

Imagine if, 100 years from now, a curious resident or visitor to Florence would come across a copy of this very paper you are reading. What would he or she learn about this city during our time? Would any of the subject matter still be relevant? Would the reader smile