Martina Porru

  • February 22, 2018By Martina Porru

    The Milan Fashion Week started on the February 21 will soon end on February 26. On the very first day, Gucci held an unusual and extraordinary show. In the middle of the runway, there were some surgical stretchers with some dramatic light above them. The idea behind the stretchers was to symbolize how the designers “cut up”

  • February 5, 2018By Martina Porru

    By definition, Contemporary Art is the “art of the present day and relatively recent past and of an innovatory or avant-garde nature.” The art itself leaves a broad variety of artistic creations, there is no definite manifesto to follow, nor any specific technique that entails the participation in the Contemporary art “movement” because there is essentially no

  • January 25, 2018By Martina Porru

    Art on social media is currently really popular and widely spread. Scrolling through Instagram — the most used in terms of artistic sharing — you can find thousands of different art accounts, every single one of them with their own peculiar style. However, there’s something particularly interesting about this social media artistic phenomenon: it changed and evolved

  • January 4, 2018By Martina Porru

    “The Great Gatsby”: very well-known book with three movie versions — the last one with DiCaprio as Gatsby. We’ve all heard this story at least once. If you’ve watched the movies, you probably thought, “What do I have in common with a spoiled guy from the 1920s, who lived in an immense villa with his golden-rich friends, throwing parties

  • December 23, 2017By Martina Porru

    To Vita Sackville-West. This how Virginia Woolf’s “Orlando” begins, with a dedication to what many believe to be the writer’s lover, yes, a woman. It is quite a controversial topic, since not all critics agree on the idea of a romance between the two — Woolf was married to a man after all. Many say it

  • December 14, 2017By Martina Porru

    It’s impossible not to have heard of Romeo and Juliet. Yes, the Shakespearean play. It is possible, though, that the idea that we generally have of Juliet and of the play in general is either wrong or mainly romanticized. Juliet does not act the way we would expect a woman of the 16th century Verona

  • December 5, 2017By Martina Porru

    We are familiar with reading about love as the most powerful, beautiful and most positive human experience possible, but Oscar Wilde, in the XIX century, didn’t have the same opinion. In fact, his marriage with a woman was a failure. Maybe because they had their own personal problems, but most likely because they married only