Post by the category “about reading”

The aestheticization of the world

por valeriamidena em

            We are no longer at a time when industrial production and culture referred to separate, radically irreconcilable universes; we are at a time when production, distribution and consumption systems are impregnated, penetrated and remodeled (…)

Read the rest of this entry »

About the places that inhabit us

por valeriamidena em

                      From Homer’s ‘Odyssey’ to Calvino’s ‘Invisible Cities’, there are countless beautiful encounters between literature and travel throughout our history. Unlike tourist guides, who seek to provide practical information on (…)

Read the rest of this entry »

A non-style guide

por valeriamidena em

Since its launch in 2010, much has been said about the book by Inès de la Fressange and Sophie Gachet. In fact, this is a great book: the text is full of humor, grace and vivacity; the illustrations (made by (…)

Read the rest of this entry »

Form and thought

por valeriamidena em

                      From all the European artists who immigrated to Brazil during or shortly after the Second World War and who contributed significantly to the enrichment of our visual arts, Mira (…)

Read the rest of this entry »

The key

por valeriamidena em

                      “February 27th Just as I imagined. My wife keeps a diary. To this day I took the precaution of not writing it in this notebook, but actually my attention (…)

Read the rest of this entry »

Silent understanding

por valeriamidena em

The American Irving Penn was one of the key people in building the image of Western women in the second half of the twentieth century. He joined Vogue in the late 1940s through Alexander Liberman (his job was to “come (…)

Read the rest of this entry »

Our immoral soul

por valeriamidena em

“There’s a look that knows how to tell right from wrong and wrong from right. There is a look that sees when obedience means disrespect and when disobedience means respect. There is a look that recognizes the short long paths (…)

Read the rest of this entry »

The strength and beauty of words

por valeriamidena em

Born in Ohio in 1950, Jenny Holzer is an artist who, over the past three decades, has been consolidating a beautiful and impressive work in the visual arts. In spite of her flirting with the abstract arts at the beginning (…)

Read the rest of this entry »

The candles burn all the way

por valeriamidena em

“A person ages slowly: first, our taste for life and people gets old, and then everything becomes so real, we get to know the meaning of things, everything is repeated so terrible and fastidiously. This is also old age. When (…)

Read the rest of this entry »

Enough

por valeriamidena em