Cambridge – Madonnas & Miracles

The way in which we look at the Renaissance (French for “rebirth”) is still very much influenced by the interpretation of Modern Age historians, who saw it as a time of cultural and artistic resurgence after the darkness of the Middle Ages. Sharing the same enthusiasm for mankind as their contemporary Humanistic philosophers, many poets…

Shoreditch – The Street Art

Fascinated by the contagious enthusiasm of our friend and Blue Badge Guide Maurizio Patti, we very much enjoyed a sunny Saturday walk through the streets of Shoreditch and the history of street art. Starting as clandestine signatures on walls, being at the same time a mean of self affirmation (like saying: “I exist and was…

Caravaggio – The beauty that conquered England

A bust of Pope Pius IX presided over a packed St Wilfred’s hall at the London Oratory, whilst Professor Maria Cristina Terzaghi, took the audience on a biographical tour of Caravaggio, and his work. This event was very well attended, given the interest in his work on display at the National gallery currently. Professor Terzaghi pointed to Caravaggio’s unique style, developed throughout his apprenticeship in…