Monthly Archives: January 2021

The Origins of Ballet

One would assume that ballet originated in France.  After all, most of the movements in ballet have French names, like plié, jeté, relevé and échappé.  But ballet originated in the courts of the Italian Renaissance as a form of art … Continue reading

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Le Cupole del Rinascimento italiano

Il Duomo fiorentino di Filippo Brunelleschi oltre ad essere una meraviglia, è anche un mistero dell’ingegneria da oltre 500 anni. Ma come il maestro orafo e scultore creò la più grande cupola in muratura esistente? È un’opera ingegneristica mai vista … Continue reading

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Italian Renaissance Domes

Filippo Brunelleschi’s Florentine Duomo has been an engineering marvel and mystery for more than 500 years.  How did the master goldsmith and sculptor create the largest masonry dome in existence?  It is an engineering feat that has not been accomplished … Continue reading

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