Culture - 2020

Books for GS: Chosen for great things

CultureSara Tosi

Her family wished a good marriage for Catherine, a quiet life. But the Lord calls her when she is only six, so that she might shake the life of the powerful upon earth. One of the books recommended to GS students for the summer.

Baldwin and Race

CultureRose Tomassi

An introduction to James Baldwin and his considerations on race, written for those who were joining in the preparation of the James Baldwin exhibition at the New York Encounter 2020.

'Woman with a veil', exhibited in Rome

Raphael: The Great sweetness

CultureGiuseppe Frangi

He died young, five hundred years ago. A short life, but with an intense and precocious artistic fecundity. After the lockdown, a great exhibition on the artist re-opens in Rome, an opportunity to see his work free from stereotypes.

Enrique Irazoqui as Jesus in "The Gospel according to Matthew" by Pier Paolo Pasolini (1964)

Pasolini: "My foot caught in the stirrup”

CultureTommaso Ricci

The image from the Easter poster 2020 is taken from Pasolini’s "The Gospel according to Matthew". But the poet’s relationship with the figure of Christ was not random. Already at the age of twenty, an atheist, he wrote: "I look for Him everywhere".