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CVI • N. 25 • THURSDAY, JUNE 19, 2014 • GIOVEDÌ 19 GIUGNO 2014 FACEBOOK.COM/ITALOAMERICANONEWSPAPER Continua a pagina 13 italoamericano.com $ 1.20 DATED MATERIAL - DO NOT DELAY Continued on page 2 Infiorate: the Italian tradition of flower art festivals Michelangelo Buonarroti: an exhibition celebrates his genius Every year, the colorful "infiorate" attracts visitors and artists from all over the world sIlVIA sIMoNettI GIulIA louIse steIGeRwAlt Spring is coming to an end, and Italy celebrates the last days of the season with the traditional flower art festivals called Infiorate. From Sicily to Lazio and Umbria, up to Emilia- 7(!4 .!452% $%342/9%$ )4 !,3/ 02%3%26%$ 7(!4 .!452% $%342/9%$ )4 !,3/ 02%3%26%$ ./7 /0%. On February 18th 1564, Michelangelo Buonarroti died at the age of 88 just three weeks before his 89th birthday. He was a genius, universally recognized as one of the major artists of all time who influenced not only Italian culture, but the entire world. His last request was to be buried in his beloved Florence, so nowadays those who want to honor the great Master can find Continued on page 3 Romagna and Liguria, skilled and creative artists use flowers to create stunning works of art in the streets or in front of the towns' churches. The design is usually sketched on the pavement using chalk or on paper the night before the feast, then outlined with soil and filled in with fresh or sun-dried petals, seeds, and leaves. The use of glue is not permitted, and even 3-D, per- spective, and shadow effects must be reproduced exclusively through flower positioning. In order to realize these beau- tiful "mosaics" – which can depict either a single scene, nor- mally inspired by a religious BARBARA MINAFRA Quale contributo diamo noi alla Storia, quella con la famosa S maiuscola? Tolti pochi eletti che hanno letteralmente in mano la penna del destino, ai comuni mortali spesso tocca più che altro convivere con decisioni altrui, se non subirle. Non che ci sia nega- to il libero arbitrio e la possibilità di ribellione o che serpeggi un o- scuro pessimismo, ma è innega- Una parte della Storia siamo noi: meglio ricordarci di ricordare

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