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Stoned Mutants in Grotesque and Surreal Paintings by Fabrizio Riccardi

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Fabrizio Riccardi (Italian, b.1942,) one of the last few living “traditional” surrealist painters, was born in Rome, Italy, but grew up in Turin, where he completed his studies and began to develop his artistic skills. Continue reading »

Stunning Winners And Finalists Of The 2022 Italian Street Photography Festival

Forrest Walker, USA – 1st Place Winner
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Here are the winners and finalists of the 2022 Italian Street Photo Festival (ISPF). Forrest Walker from the USA was awarded as the 1st Place winner. Here in this article, we are presenting the single photo winners and finalists, you can find other category winners from the below link. Continue reading »

Vulgar, Funny, and Avant-Garde: The Crazy Covers of Toiletpaper Magazine

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Toiletpaper Magazine is an Italian art magazine founded in 2010 by artist Maurizio Cattelan and photographer Pierpaolo Ferrari. There is no text in the magazine. It’s a fun photo project in which Cattelan and Ferrari mock, with maximum abstract and surreal imagery, the modern advertising in which they have worked all their lives. Continue reading »

Photographer Captures Stunning Pictures Show The Decline Of The Church In Italy

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Roman Robroek is a professional photographer from The Netherlands. He has a particular fondness for urban photography and has traveled worldwide to explore unique places filled with history, memories, and beauty. Whenever Roman would visit a new destination, he would often find himself looking into abandoned homes, empty buildings, and urban decay. Continue reading »

Artist Creates Tattoos Inspired By Scientific And Strange Subjects

Italian artist Michele Volpi creates tattoos inspired by scientific and strange subjects. Michele takes inspiration from illustrations of vintage science books to create unique monochromatic tattoos. Continue reading »

Photographer Continues to Capture Hiding Cats in Venice

According to Marianna Zampieri: “My name is Marianna and I am a photographer from Italy. I am passionate about taking cat photos! I am working on a photographic series named “Cats in Venice” since 2017, trying to photograph and tell something about each cat I can find in Venice, Italy. Continue reading »

This Strange World: Unique Illustrations by Victoria Semykina

Victoria Semykina is an artist based in Italy who draws pretty illustrations for books, magazines and just for fun. Often Victoria manages to hit very subtle nuances of landscapes and characters with a couple of simple strokes and create the most pleasant pictures. Continue reading »

Milo Manara Comic Art You’ve Probably Never Seen

Maurilio Manara, known professionally as Milo Manara was born September 12, 1945 in Lüsen, South Tyrol and is an Italian comic book writer and artist best known for his erotic approach to the medium. The author lives in Rome, Italy.

Slightly NSFW. Continue reading »

Chef David Rivillo Creates Mindblowing and Unique Pasta Designs

It’s hard for many of us to imagine better comfort food than pasta. Now imagine devouring a noodle that rather looks like a work of art. Chef David Rivillo is offering exactly that – the pasta he makes seems too beautiful to eat and has earned him almost 40K+ followers on Instagram. Continue reading »

Photographer Decided To Include People In Her Photographic Series “Cats In Venice” And Something Beautiful Happened

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According to Marianna Zampieri: “My name is Marianna and I am a photographer from Italy. I am passionate about taking cat photos! Continue reading »

Beautiful Photos of Fiat X1/9, One of the First Truly Affordable Mid-Engine Sports Cars

The Bertone X1/9 is a two-seater sports car designed by Bertone and built by Fiat from 1972–1982 and subsequently by Gruppo Bertone from 1982–1989. Intended to be the first affordable mid-engined sports car, the X1/9 is notable for its sharp styling and impeccable handling. Continue reading »

“Transgenesis”: Giusy Amoroso’s Vivid Digital Imagery Takes Nature to Its Most Beautiful Extremes

Berlin-based digital artist Giusy Amoroso creates “the endless possibilities of the digital multiverse,” in her expansive 3D works. Continue reading »

Italian Defense Shoes With Spurs for Protection, 1955

In 1955 in Italy, “Defense Shoes”, complete with spurs on toes and heels to kick away sex pests, were designed by a Roman shoemaker to protect young girls from street. Police at the time referred to those harassing young women as “parrots” – because the girls said they repeated the same silly phrase all the time. Continue reading »

Brutal 1938 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Lungo Touring Berlinetta

First shown at the 1935 London Motor Show, the 8C 2900A was a sports racer targeted to the gentleman driver, powered by a supercharged 2.9-liter inline eight-cylinder engine rated at 220 horsepower. Continue reading »

Bone Church of Rome: Amazing Vintage Photos Show Inside Rome’s Capuchin Crypt From the Late 19th Century

Popularly known as the Capuchin Crypt, the ossuary displays the bones of over 3,700 Capuchin friars, who died between 1528 and 1870. It is ornately decorated with skulls and bones displayed in the Baroque and Rococo styles, with a skeleton dressed as ‘Death’ standing in a niche. Continue reading »

The Animal Issue: Vogue Italia Presents an Issue Dedicated to The Beauty of The Animal World

According to Emanuele Farneti, the editor-in-chief of Vogue Italia and L’Uomo Vogue: “Like this time last year, we have decided to dedicate the January issue to the environment, once again coinciding with the publication of the charter of values signed by the editors-in-chief of Vogue from all over the world.” Continue reading »

GCDS 2021 Calendar Viva L’Italia by Nadia Lee Cohen

Nadia Lee Cohen’s photographs and films, heavily inspired by Americana and Britain in the 1950’s, 60’s and 70’s, are veritable visions of saturated, surreal dreamscapes. Drawing upon the duality of the female form, fine art photographer and filmmaker Lee Cohen locks our optics upon the twisted paradise that lurks within her mind. Continue reading »

Italian Photographer Expresses His Inner World Through Emotional Photographs

Art is a doorway through the inner and the outer world, a form of manifestation of the unconsciousness, and a bridge between the divine and human life. The spotlight where emotions are revealed, represented into forms without a definite definition. Continue reading »

1959 Ghia Selene by Tom Tjaarda, an Amazing Concept From Future Past From Italy

A very talented man called Tom Tjaarda became one of GHIA’s main stylists, and he made a big impression with the 1959 Selene, a sort of super-sleek forward-control “people carrier”. Its follow-up, the Selene II of 1962, had a central driving seat and two rear seats facing backwards. Continue reading »

37,4°: A Photographic Project of Carlo Pettinelli

37.4 degrees is the limit temperature with which you are officially declared “healthy”. At 37.5 ° you enter the anti-Covid-19 control field (you cannot enter the workplace and in all those places where the temperature control at the entrance is in force). This is our life in these strange days and looking at the world with new eyes seems to be an obligatory path, to be taken with decision, not so much as a defense from the invisible (for that there are norms and common sense), but for understand our time. Continue reading »

17th Century Italian Wine Windows, Which Were Used During the Plague, Are Open Again Due to The Coronavirus Pandemic

Small wine windows, or buchette del vino as they’re known in Italian, were used in Florence during the Italian Plague so palaces could sell off surplus wine without touching the lower classes. Hundreds of years later, innovative Florentines have reopened wine windows to dispense everything from coffee to cocktails in a COVID-friendly way. Continue reading »

Beautiful Photos Of The 1971 DeTomaso Pantera

The De Tomaso Pantera is a mid-engine sports car produced by Italian automobile manufacturer De Tomaso from 1971 to 1993. Italian for “Panther”, the Pantera was the automaker’s most popular model, with over 7,000 manufactured over its twenty-year production run. Continue reading »

Fabulous Hand Painting Art By Mario Mariotti

Though we sometimes forget, art doesn’t have to be sophisticated, or grand, or expensively made. Never was this more apparent than with the life’s work of the late Italian composer-turned-artist Mario Mariotti (1936–1997), who turned away from his considerable music career to make simplistic art on the most readily available medium: his hands. Continue reading »

Italian Artist Silvio Irilli’s Hospital Murals Help Lift Patient’s Spirits

Hospitals can be quite a drag. Sanitized smells, blank walls and ceilings, waiting, anxieties about illness. All in all, most view hospitals as having a quite depressing atmosphere. But not all of them. Continue reading »

Meet The Trikini, Beach Fashion’s Answer To Coronavirus

This is what happens when high fashion meets the high seas amid a pandemic.

An Italian designer’s colorful face mask bikini set — dubbed a Trikini — is selling like hotcakes even though she created it as a joke, according to a report. Continue reading »