Why I love the Catcher in the Rye and the scenes that “Kill Me”

Why I love the Catcher in the Rye and the scenes that kill me by Belkis Herrera  The Catcher in the Rye (1951), by Jerome D. Salinger (1919-2010) Since I started reading The Catcher in the Rye (1951), by Jerome D. Salinger (1919-2010), I knew it would be one of those I would never forget. … Continue reading Why I love the Catcher in the Rye and the scenes that “Kill Me”

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Etruria | Etruscan Civilization

The Etruscan evoke in my imagination a combination of mystery, eternity and resilience. Although they thrive in Italy before the Romans, they legacy has been sometimes overlooked by the grandiosity of the Roman Empire. However, it is impossible not to be attracted to the marvelous art and culture of this civilization that in spite of … Continue reading Etruria | Etruscan Civilization

Medusa | The gorgon

Medusa (the cunning one), according to Greek myths was one of the three gorgons, the other two being Stheno (Strong), Euryale (wide roaming). They were once beautiful.Medusa fell from grace when she laid with Poseidon in the sacred temple of Athene, who enraged changed her into a winged monster with glaring eyes, huge teeth, protruding … Continue reading Medusa | The gorgon

Greek vase painting | Heracles (Hercules)

Heracles (Hercules in Roman mythology) was a Greek semi-god famous for his strength and adventures. He was the son of Zeus and a mortal mother (Almecne). In the vase he is presented entering Mount Olympus surrounded by Athena and Poseidon . The dark figure painting was very popular during the 6 century BC. The vase … Continue reading Greek vase painting | Heracles (Hercules)

European Porcelain

Porcelain has existed for more than seven centuries in Asia, mainly in China and Japan. It was not until the eighteen century that the Europeans could finally develop the technology to produce porcelain.   The technical expertise of making porcelain in Europe was restricted to few skilled individuals who were responsible of keeping the secret formula. … Continue reading European Porcelain