Istoria din spatele a cinci expresii anglo-saxone devenite și ele istorie

 Este deja un loc comun a afirma că amuzantele și ciudatele expresii regionale britanice și americane sunt bazate pe o istorie egal de surprinzătoare și sincretică. Dacă este să ne limităm la exemplele unor scriitori precum William Shakespeare și Mark Twain, acoperim o gamă largă de construcții cu trimitere directă la complexa realitate anglo-saxonă pre-modernă…

Paintings in the Alte Nationalgalerie in Berlin, Germany

The present collection of the museum, located on the picturesque Museum Island (Museumsinsel) in Berlin, is based on a 19th-century private collection of a German banker. Mostly it hosts German painters, but it also has some pieces of French masters like Renoir, Signac, Vlaminck. It covers the most significant art trends of the 19th century…

Portrait Painting in Romania, 19th and 20th Century

The Museum of Art in Craiova (south-western Romania) hosts a small but relevant collection of modern Romanian painting. The beginnings of modern painting on Romanian territory* are related to the establishment of the first professional association of the painters, in 1787, when a distinction between the thin objects painters and the thick objects painters was…

Real Borders, Fictional Borders: Transylvania, ‘Galiciaʼ, and the Ways of Asserting Historical Exceptionalism, Then and Now

Abstract: Based on two recent events, Klaus Iohannisʼ political victory, by the help of civil society, in the election campaign for Romanian Presidency in November 2014, and the civic activism connected to what is labelled as the Maidan protests in Lʼviv, Ukraine, in February 2014, this text takes into discussion past and present manners in…

When East Meets West in Architecture: Public Buildings in Craiova (south-western Romania)

Craiova is the county seat of the historical region called Oltenia, an ethnographic area located in south-western Romania (Wallachia). Given its closeness to what, up to World War I, were parts of the Ottoman Empire, Oltenia has been strongly influenced for most of its modern history by Turkish and Greek (neo-Byzantine) patterns in architecture and…

An American Spa: Hot Springs, Arkansas, USA

Hot Springs, the spa resort located in the southwestern part of the state of Arkansas, in the Ouachita Mountains, is mostly known for being the place where Bill Clinton, the 42nd President of the USA, spent his childhood years, as well as for being a fashionable spot for gambling during the Al Capone era. As…