Colors on the plate: from visual pleasure to functional role

Jessica Falcone 10 Jul, 2024 0 Commenti

Sight and color perception are extremely important in our lives: they determine the way we see things, perceive the external world and reflexively our own internal world, and can have an impact on our emotions and our mood.The sensory system is in fact a part of the nervous system that allows us to...


Winter foods: strategies to wrap up warm at the table

Jessica Falcone 11 Dec, 2023 0 Commenti

As winter progresses, the days get shorter and colder, and it gets dark earlier. We are more vulnerable to seasonal ailments and mood swings. We sense greater fatigue and lower energy, and sometimes a greater sense of hunger. The side effects of winter can disturb our lifestyle and well-being, but...


Nutrition Facts label: how to understand it, how to use it

Jessica Falcone 19 Sep, 2023 0 Commenti

“Rich in fibre”, “low-fat”, “low-calorie”, “no added sugar”. How many times when reading these nutritional claims have we preferred one product to another? How many times have we wondered what that food is really made of? Is a catchy claim enough to choose a food that is good for our health?


Oppenheimer, benefactor of humanity and destroyer of worlds

Maria Russo 31 Aug, 2023 0 Commenti

Neither biopic nor historical film, we have to ask ourselves what Nolan's latest effort is really about. According to the title, it's about Robert J. Oppenheimer, the father of the atomic bomb, the one who is defined as "the most significant man of his time". This implies being both the one who...


Tips from your Hygienist to take care of your smile

Elisabetta Polizzi 14 Aug, 2023 0 Commenti

A well-groomed and healthy smile is one of the best business cards you can have. How can you take care of it and keep it bright? What are the behaviors to avoid? We asked Dr. Elisabetta Polizzi, coordinator of the Bachelor’s Degree in Dental Hygiene at the Vita-Salute San Raffaele University.


A "pentimento" of the Napoleonic period: M. de Norvins by Ingres

Francesca Pola 4 Mar, 2022 0 Commenti

The density and rapidity of political events and upheavals that characterize Europe in the Napoleonic period, between the end of the 18th and the beginning of the 19th century, make it a particularly interesting scenario for iconographic investigations that deal with historically determined "...


A theological question: Caravaggio's "Saint Matthew and the Angel"

Alessandro Rossi 17 Feb, 2022 0 Commenti

We have reached the third episode of the cycle "Unveiled images, between science and history", an in-depth study dedicated to "pentimento", that is, an ongoing intervention by the artist who reconfigures the iconography, composition or some detail , with a particular focus on the period from the...


Michelangelo's Last Judgment, between unveiling and censorship

Alessandro Rossi 10 Feb, 2022 0 Commenti

For a cycle dedicated to "unveiled images", the apocalyptic theme of Michelangelo's Last Judgment (1536-1541, Sistine Chapel, Vatican Museums, Vatican City) seems particularly suitable.


Unveiled images: the double portrait of the Lavoisiers

Francesca Pola 4 Feb, 2022 0 Commenti

In the historical-artistic lexicon, an artist's ongoing intervention that reconfigures the iconography, composition or some detail (more or less significant) of the image is defined as "pentimento" ("repentance"): it is a rather common practice in ancient and modern painting (we find it in authors...


The alterations of the chromatic sense

Various authors 12 Jan, 2022 0 Commenti

Color blindness is a visual condition characterized by the lack of vision of some colors: it is estimated that around 300 million people are affected by color blindness in the world (almost as much as the entire population of the United States!). The condition was named after the English chemist ...

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