About the room

The artist’s room is the English version of my Italian literary blog, La Stanza dell’artista. Here you’ll find the book reviews I write for the Italian literary portal Bookavenue. Lately I’ve been feeling a bit constrained by my (wonderful) native language… so I began translating some articles from Italian into English. Anyway my English is not exactly perfect, so I will appreciate your tolerance.

You know, the room of an artist is always full of curious stuff. Each element seems isolated and disjointed from the rest, but if you look at the room from a major distance in time and space, you will be able to see harmony. So here you’ll find above all book reviews, reading and writing. But sometimes I also write about art and poetry.

The artist’s room doesn’t want to sound presumptuous. It is just the title of a painting I realized between 2008 and 2012. You can see it here. It is that physical and inner place that Virginia Woolf described so vividly in her essay: a space where a person can express himself or herself artistically. However, art demands to follow its particular timing… thus I won’t write very often and will mainly concentrate on my first love: literature and literary criticism.

I drew the banner myself and hope you appreciate it. 🙂 If you want to use the drawings, just quote the source.

In the end, I follow my personal ethical code. I’ll give my best to give something to my readers… so I’ll publish only posts which I deem “interesting” or “poetic”. Anyway, sometimes I’ll just wish to share a touch of beauty.

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5 thoughts on “About the room

  1. I stumbled across your blog and the first thing I thought was what a lovely drawing at the top. Then I discover you did it yourself! Amazing – and then I discover English is your second language yet you write so well. You’re super-talented. Really looking forward to reading more of your posts.

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