Culture - 2024

Duccio di Buoninsegna (1260 ca.-1318), Maestà, cymantium: ''The Appearance of Christ behind closed doors'' (detail)

He stood among his own

CultureAlessandro Rovetta

Jesus bursts into the closed room overcoming the apostles' fear: this is how Duccio di Buoninsegna depicts the Risen One. From the "Maestà" of Siena Cathedral, the image on the CL Easter poster.

Amets Arzallus Antia (NY Encounter)

"In my book, the pain I encountered"

CultureTommaso Baronio

The Pope had recommended his book Little Brother, dedicated to the drama of migrants. Amets Arzallus Antia was among the speakers at the recent New York Encounter. We interviewed him.

The national pavilions in the Gardens of the Biennale during the 2018 architecture event (Ansa/Andrea Merola)

Venice: Francis’ 'attempt' at the Biennale

CultureLuca Fiore

'Making peace' and reconciling with the contemporary art world. A path that the Holy See took more than fifty years ago with Paul VI, and which will take Pope Francis to the Lagoon on April 26.

A collage made by Stevens for his latest album, 'Javelin' (Photo: © Courtesy Sufjan Stevens)

Sufjan Stevens: An angel with a banjo

CultureLuca Fiore

In his songs he quotes Flannery O'Connor, he is a believer but does not want to "impose a religious content on anything I do" because the important thing is that "faith lives." A portrait of a great uncategorizable American singer-songwriter.

Paul Cézanne, "Apples", 1878-79. Metropolitan Museum, New York

Indestructible, stubborn presence

CultureGiuseppe Frangi

Still lifes, but which enclose the hand of the Creator in their 'being'. Giovanni Testori's "Two apples" and the deep connection with the works of Cézanne and Giacometti.