Le origini etniche della bellezza

” Le origini etniche della bellezza ” è un progetto fotografico di Natalia Ivanova, un fotoreporter russo . Documenta  con affascinante  originalità “la diversità etnica del genere umano, attraverso la bellezza delle donne di tutte le etnie del mondo.”

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“L’obiettivo di questo progetto è quello di mostrare la vera scala della diversità etnico-culturale in modo completo, sistematico e creativo; per illustrare i tratti distintivi di ogni etnia, per quanto piccoli essi siano, e qualunque sia il loro status ufficiale. ”

Senza confini o limiti ma con un unico filo conduttore: la bellezza femminile.

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Sublime!

Dipingere il silenzio Vilhelm Hammershøi

 

Vilhelm Hammershøi *oil on canvas  *33.4 x 28.2 cm
Vilhelm Hammershøi

Il pittore delle stanze vuote, del fluire silenzioso della vita, dello scorrere malinconico e inesorabile del tempo, dal mistero di una porta aperta, di una finestra, di un angolo di luce fredda, di una figura ritratta rigorosamente di spalle.

Immagini forti di solitudine, di angoscia esistenziale, di illusoria ricerca di ordine e armonia nel lavoro del danese Vilhelm Hammershøi, pittore riservato e reticente all’eccesso. Introspettivo, malinconico, misterioso e come ne ebbe a dire Rilke «Lungo e lento, ma in qualsiasi momento lo si colga esso mostrerà sempre ciò che è importante e essenziale nell’arte».

 

«Scelgo un tema per le sue linee – scriveva – per ciò che io chiamo il contenuto architettonico di un’immagine».La luce non aveva bisogno di molto colore «perché – sosteneva – il miglior effetto in un dipinto si ottiene con il minor colore possibile». Di qui le sue tinte scarne, le delicate variazioni di bianchi e di grigi, di uno spazio ermeticamente chiuso e di un vuoto inquietante.

National Geographic – Daily Travel Photo, il meglio del 2015.

San Fermin Running of the Bulls 2015 - Day 1
PAMPLONA, SPAIN – JULY 06: Revellers enjoy the atmosphere during the opening day or ‘Chupinazo’ of the San Fermin Running of the Bulls fiesta on July 6, 2015 in Pamplona, Spain. The annual Fiesta de San Fermin, made famous by the 1926 novel of US writer Ernest Hemmingway entitled ‘The Sun Also Rises’, involves the daily running of the bulls through the historic heart of Pamplona to the bull ring. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)
River in the Land of Fire and Ice
Volcanic silt creates amazing patterns as glacial waters merge in this river delta in Iceland’s south. Aerial image, colors are natural (no photoshop).
Binche festival carnival in Belgium Brussels
Belgium, carnaval of Binche. UNESCO World Heritage Parade Festival. Belgium, Walloon Municipality, province of Hainaut, village of Binche.
Dancers hold their masks as they pose for pictures after taking part in the day long village festival of Chhau, at Malti village in Purulia
Dancers hold their masks as they pose for pictures after taking part in the day long village festival of Chhau, at Malti village in Purulia district, in the eastern Indian state of West Bengal January 31, 2015. Chhau is a traditional folk dance which involves singing, dancing and drama, and is performed to celebrate the successful harvest during springtime, according to the villagers. Picture taken January 31, 2015. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri (INDIA – Tags: SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) – RTR4NR4K
The Call of Wildness
This is one of the reason I planed my trip to Mt. Rainier NP, July 2014. To visit Devil Pipe Organ, it will be a 12 miles round day-hike. However it totally worth it.The columnar lava is huge and grace. Stand below them, you will hear the whispers of their secrets in the past thousands of years.
A street in Havana, with its dilapidated but architecturally rich buildings, and vintage American cars.
A street in Havana, with its dilapidated but architecturally rich buildings, and vintage American cars, Dec. 21, 2014. (The New York Times)
Fisher man tools transporter
Fisher man tools transporter, Hung Yen, Viet Nam
colorful siti khadijah market
Siti Khadijah market is mostly run by women. Various good sold there
Young Eel Fishing Peaks In Tokushima
TOKUSHIMA, JAPAN – FEBRUARY 21: (CHINA OUT, SOUTH KOREA OUT) Fish collecting lamps of young eel fishing boats are seen on the Yoshino River on February 21, 2015 in Tokushima, Japan. Fishermen scoop approximately 5 centimetres young eels which gather to lamps. Eels are collected and raised as farming facilities. (Photo by The Asahi Shimbun via Getty Images)
Frosted landscape along Tangled Creek in Yellowstone National Park.
13 Jan 2015 — Frosty morning along Tangled Creek. Lower Geyser Basin, Yellowstone National Park. — Image by © Jeff Vanuga/Corbis
People cool off at a water park in Nanjing
People cool off at a water park, in Nanjing, Jiangsu province, August 1, 2015. Temperature hit 35 degrees Celsius (95 degrees Fahrenheit) in Nanjing on Saturday. Picture taken August 1, 2015. REUTERS/China Daily CHINA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN CHINA TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY – RTX1MQ3Y
Tsaatan people, Mongolia
___If you want to see more of my work, be welcome on my website http://www.parcheminsdailleurs.com ___Tsaatan people, reindeer herders tribes, live in the forest near Khovsgol lake, Northern Mongolia. Meeting them after several days of horseriding through the desertic taÔga and snow at times was unforgettable. Picture taken in 2014.
France, Reunion Island, Parc National de la Reunion (National Park of la Reunion), listed as World Heritage by UNESCO, Saint Benoit, Grand Etang, natural landscape of a lake surrounded by mountains under a stormy sky
02 Dec 2013, St.-Benoit — France, Reunion Island, Parc National de la Reunion (National Park of la Reunion), listed as World Heritage by UNESCO, Saint Benoit, Grand Etang, natural landscape of a lake surrounded by mountains under a stormy sky — Image by © SPANI Arnaud/Hemis/Corbis
Ice web
The photo was taken at ice skating journey on lake Baikal, Russia. Baikal in winter becomes the biggest ice rink in the world, fully covered with small and huge cracks, resembling spider’s web. We enjoyed more than 300 kilometers of smooth (and sometimes rough) ice, skating from Listvyanka to Khuzhir whithin less than two weeks. On the photo you can see small figures of skaters dragging loaded sledges behind.
Snow in Bern
epaselect epa04542318 Snow covers the roofs of houses in the city of Bern, Switzerland, 29 December 2014. EPA/PETER KLAUNZER ONE TIME USE ONLY.
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Aerials of Southern Alps, Fox Glacier, Mt. Cook and Mt. Tasman,Westland NP., and Mt. Cook NP.
A Journey to the Navajo Nation -- Modern Day Life in the Navajo Community
Highlighted by a hole in the clouds, Spider Rock stands out from the surroundings at Canyon de Chelly National Monument in eastern Arizona. The park, still populated by Navajo farms and ranches, requires a Navajo guide for access to most of the canyon bottom. (Kevin Moloney for the New York Times)
Holi Celebration In Bangladesh
Bangladeshi Hindu devotees are celebrating Holi Festival in Shakhari Bazar, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 6 March 2015. Holi is known as the festival of colors, celebrated at the end of the winter season on the last full moon day of the lunar month. The festival signifies the victory of good over evil.
Torred del Paine
Torres Del Paine, Chilean Patagonia The famous Torres Del Paine centerpiece ó Cuernos del Paine. This was the early morning sun hits the face of the mountain, and the dark stormy clouds glows and popes up!
Hongni tribeswoman
Ethiopia southern red tribe woman portrait

Storia – Il carbone belga e la schiavitù degli italiani.

Rital è un termine dell’argot popolare francese che indicava gli italiani immigrati in Francia e Belgio prima e dopo la seconda guerra mondiale. Possiede una connotazione ingiuriosa nei confronti dei nostri connazionali che  lavoravano  nelle miniere di carbone  e il cui reclutamento venne favorito da un accordo concluso nel 1922 fra il Governo italiano e la Federazione Carbonifera belga che consentiva a quest’ultima di reclutare ufficialmente in Italia.

Belgio, circa 1900.
Belgio, circa 1900.

Appena dopo la Seconda Guerra Mondiale l’emigrazione italiana verso il Belgio, in particolare verso le miniere di carbone, assume dimensioni consistenti, favorita anche dal “Protocollo Italo-Belga” firmato a Roma il 23 Giugno 1946 e aggiornato il 26 aprile 1947” per il trasferimento di 50.000 minatori italiani in Belgio” al ritmo di 2000 a settimana. In cambio il Governo belga si impegna a vendere mensilmente all’Italia un minimo di 2.500 t. di carbone ogni 1.000 minatori immigrati. Quell’accordo fu chiamato  “UOMO -CARBONE”. Il contratto prevede 5 anni di miniera, con l’obbligo tassativo, pena l’arresto,di farne almeno uno.

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Nei comuni italiani iniziarono a comparire dei manifesti che informavano della possibilità di questo lavoro  ma per quanto riguarda le mansioni effettive, diceva molto poco. Il viaggio in treno verso il Belgio durava tre giorni e tre notti. Non c’erano vagoni degni di tale nome, né servizi igienici. Arrivati a destinazione gli alloggiati si trovavano in ex campi di concentramento: baracche di legno, di lamiere ondulate, letti a castello, materassi di paglia e biancheria sudicia.

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         E nel frattempo fatica, sangue,dolore e morti, tanti!

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