Accomplice to China's continued economic growth, its workers are forced to work at an impressive rate. And they take advantage of any situation to rest.
Wreaths, chores, busted rhythms, too much alcohol and too much food: forget about taking advantage of Christmas to recover backward sleep - that's why; and how to fix it (a little 39;).
From Victor Hugo to Dan Brown, passing by Truman Capote: masterpieces and best sellers are often the result of very original writing methods.
Perch & eacute; the novel by Renzo e Lucia & egrave; a forerunner of the TV series? Don Rodrigo & egrave; really existed? Il Lazzaretto c ' & egrave; yet? And above all, how is the story going? Curiosities & agrave; not very scholastic on the Manzoni masterpiece.
The story of Antoine-Joseph Sax, known as Adolphe, the man who gave us the instrument with the greatest sound; sexy: the saxophone.
The recessed champion films that were inspired by a true story? Many and ... unexpected. Not just those that we would expect, such as Titanic, but also action films, several gruesome horror films and even the king of modern musical movies. Because often to put the imagination in motion a newspaper article is enough. Read to believe
Qual & egrave; the pi & ugrave museum; visited the world? Are those Italians good or do they go wrong? When do the first museums date back to? It can be written; to exhibit a toilet in a museum?
What does Hollywood enter with religion? What do we mean by Hollywood science? 9 curiosit & agrave; from the cinema mecca.
The artist Andres Amador has chosen the sand of suggestive beaches as a canvas for his large-scale paintings, on which he draws gigantic masterpieces with his rake.
Winter: a selection of photographs by Focus readers.
With the release of many very important debuts, the 1967 & egrave; the turning point in the history of popular music. Marco Ferrari, the musical expert (and not only) of Focus, has selected 10 really fundamental ones. And not & egrave; It was an easy choice.
18 weird and unsettling attractions designed by the mysterious English artist. On the deserted beach of Tropicana, in Somerset, England. L ' entrance coster & agrave; only 3 pounds. The fairground of the artist will be visitable only for three weeks, but not & egrave; suitable for children.
In the civilizations pi & ugrave; ancient dance has taught us to collaborate in work and in hunting, to communicate feelings and emotions. It marks the great rites of passage, celebrates the most important events; important or simply makes two hearts beat at the same time.
Veure (see): a selection of the works of the Catalan artist Robert Llimós, from a personal traveling exhibition (in Rome until 16 April 2016).
The original self-portraits of the Hungarian artist & nbsp; Fl & oacute; ra Borsi which becomes an entire one with animals.
A sculpture of air and fabric over 90 meters high: the latest effort by the American artist Christo
Through graffiti he denounced the political and social situation of his homeland. His works were often obscured by the Soviet authorities.
A selection of photographs by Focus readers and the shots published in Focus 291 (January 2017). See also: how to publish your photographs on Focus and Focus.it.
Salvator Mundi, the portrait of Christ executed by Leonardo Da Vinci, is on sale for 100 million dollars.
At the cinema only the first and second of March the documentary film on Samantha Cristoforetti, the first Italian woman in space. And with Focus, you can send your question to Astrosamantha.
Photographer Fabian Oefner has produced a series of expressionist paintings that recall Pollock's works. With the brush? No, with the drill.
Karate, kung fu various combat disciplines have made genuine movie stars such as Bruce Lee, Chuck Norris and Van Damme. Also read: what is the meaning of the names and the origin of the martial arts?
A fierce criticism of capitalism, perhaps aimed at the preparations for the next Olympics, or at the sixtieth anniversary of the ascent of Queen Elizabeth, who is celebrated precisely in
A selection of photographs by Focus readers and the shots published in Focus 292 (February 2017). See also: how to publish your photographs on Focus and Focus.it.
Castles, dragons, venus, trombones, chessboards, hotels and even a fireplace: a series of works of art soon destined to melt.
Did we find it? Not yet. But a statistical model used in criminology would restrict suspicions on Bristol artist Robin Gunningham, & nbsp; reinforcing a hypothesis that has been circulating since 2008. But not c ' & egrave; nothing definitive and certain.
Si & egrave; closed the 2018 edition of the 39th Astronomy Photographer of the Year: we already had proposed a selection of the finalists, here (instead) the winners (s & igrave ;, we have not guessed one).
Behind the painting by Vasari, in Palazzo Vecchio in Florence, there would be traces of pigments and materials that would have been used to paint and fix the Battle of Anghiari by Leonardo da Vinci.
Fish islands, mirror streets, liquid paintings ... Here are the dreamy montages of Swedish photographer Erik Johansson.
245 years after Beethoven's birth, Google publishes an interactive game in which we must recompose his works.
A photographic project by Tony Leone, reader of Focus.
The technique, the first works, the endless hunt at the undisputed and mysterious king of street art.
The images of the project "Art & Classic Movie Stars Mashupsun" by Luigi Chiarini, in which he created a collage with faces of Hollywood stars and famous paintings.
The last mural of the artist in London denounces the conditions of refugees on the border with France. But it's not the first work of the writer on the management of immigration in Europe.
Character, diseases, loves and defects: 11 things you may not know about life and the art of Ludwig van Beethoven.
One A4 sheet and a little 039; of glue: these are the "ingredients" of the works of the Danish artist Peter Callesen
Brazilian artist Vik Muniz and scientist Marcelo Coelho have succeeded in drawing tiny castles on grains of sand.
Following in the footsteps of photographer Rui Camilo, we propose a journey through a fashion that is today the expression of a need for belonging and affirmation of diversity.
What would happen if the dancers invaded every corner of the metropolis?
What ' & egrave; the Paris syndrome? The Eiffel Tower & egrave; has always been so loved? & nbsp; And above all ... that c ' kangaroos enter with the Ville Lumi & egrave; re?
Here are the pi & ugrave buildings; surprising of a man who knows how to handle a shovel and bucket in a masterly way. Now try you ...
Who was Charles Perrault? And why & eacute; his fairy tales are like this; important?
A survey to understand the artistic sense of our readers.
Banksy, the most transgressive writer of all time and his street art
Let's try to solve the mystery of the Duckburg family tree: why & eacute; the 3 young marmots live with their uncle Donald Duck and not with their parents?
Animals that pierce the canvas, putti that pee, dinosaurs to keep on a leash and walls to climb: in Hangzhou, China, the paintings come out of the canvas to interact with the public.
There are at least three, each for a different fairy tale. Charles Perrault was the first to rewrite the tales of European folk tradition. We all grew up listening to his fables before falling asleep. Here is his story
Eiji Tsuburaya would now be 114 years old. & Nbsp; & Egrave; status among the most prolific and important Japanese special effects creators. And we owe him the first Godzilla of cinema.
Steven Spielberg has stylistic and thematic tics that appear pi & ugrave; and pi & ugrave; times in his films. The weekly Time has analyzed five.
Someone defines "fun art" body painting, or art made for fun. The fashion to get the body painted depopulate events and fashion shows. But once it was something more
Who was Clara Rockmore the woman who made the theremin famous? The incredible story of an artist who seemed to "play in the air".
How does the emperor penguin resist frost?
Who invented it? & Egrave; true that c ' & egrave; who conceived a way to produce it from the ... poo (of elephant)? Here are all the curiosities that (maybe) you didn't know on paper.
With a clandestine operation, two artists scanned the bust kept at the Berlin museum and published the data in the torrent format online.
The Ukrainian artist Alexey Kondakov takes the characters of famous paintings and repositions them in modern contexts. The works of Caravaggio, Hayez and other great artists give light to the most gray places in Kiev.
Behind the scenes of a very difficult restoration. A miracle of passion and technology that has revived a canvas seriously damaged by the Abruzzo earthquake of 2009. A long and laborious work told in the most important stages; important in this video and, more detailed, on Focus number 252 (from 20 September on newsstands).
We need in-depth knowledge of the history of art, but also chemical analysis, information technology and high technology.
Who was Clara Rockmore, why is it important and what is the Theremin, the magic instrument that played.
Linguistic origin of color names
Perch & eacute; is it called the Colosseum? Com ' & egrave; changed over the centuries? And above all, what mysteries does it hold? 10 curiosities & agrave; on the monument more famous d ' Italy.
Fairy tales, thrillers and even cartoons. From Hitler to Kim Il Sung, from Stalin to Mussolini: 7 films loved by dictators
Get brilliant collages from something we all have in our pockets: a bunch of keys. The fun overlapping games designed by the Russian photographer Stanislav Aristov.
Why rock music ' n ' roll is it called that?
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To celebrate the greatest artistic genius (and not only) we have collected some curiosities that perhaps not everyone knows.
How come in ancient theaters it is said that acoustics is perfect?
Where does the word etiquette come from?
That c ' parmesan enters with Dal & igrave ;? & Egrave; was it true that women used to paint cave graffiti? Perch & eacute; the sky of Munch's scream & egrave; fire red? And ... who & egrave; the artist is more paid for the story? Small / large curiosities from the world of art
Banksy's version of a very particular disneyworld, open from August 21st to September 27th 2015.
In the laboratories of paleoanthropologists who give a face to men and women who lived thousands or millions of years ago. Thanks to science, art and ... a bit of imagination. Go to the main article
The king of graffiti challenges the authorities of the Big Apple, turning the streets into an open-air canvas.
The historical postcards of Paris start ' 900 merge into today's images and Google Maps photos.
From the company & agrave; without privacy to smartphones, from the tragedy of New York to President Obomi. Other than Nostradamus: & egrave; pop culture to foresee the future.
Is it true that newborns love Picasso's cubist paintings?
Brittany Wright is a food photographer and chef from Seattle. His passion for cooking led him to transform the ingredients of his recipes into ... gradients in his shots. Indeed, Wright's photos portray complex food compositions, rigorously ordered by color or size.
From Raphael to Keith Haring, from the Vatican to the Cologne City Hall: art and architecture often hide traces of eroticism. Not always wanted and aware; often hidden and invisible at a quick glance.
S & igrave; and they have a very important ritual meaning.
Do you know the bubble wrap, the wrapping paper that we can't do without squeezing between our fingers? An artist from New York uses it as a canvas for his paintings. With amazing results.
The photographs of Focus readers from the United States celebrated the astronomical event of 2017. See also: how to publish your photographs on Focus and Focus.it.
From Picasso to Keith Haring, from Warhol to Dal & igrave; the lesser known and sometimes censored masterpieces of the great contemporary artists.
The curious origins of the names of rock and pop music bands famous of history (and of the moment).
Can you distinguish a perfect imitation from an original painting? Six museums in the United Kingdom put visitors' eyes to the test. To invite to observe with pi & ugrave; caution...
A brief history of Fong Fei-Fei, the Taiwanese singer celebrated today by Google.
Welcome to Djerbahood, the project that - thanks to the work of 150 street artist - & nbsp; has transformed a Tunisian village into one of the largest; great open-air exhibitions of the world. & nbsp;
Gianbattista Tiepolo was the master of the Rococo. Painter and engraver marked the art of the eighteenth century. Today he would be 318 years old. Google celebrates it.
Godzilla and others. The life and monsters of Eiji Tsuburaya. The main news about who Eiji Tsuburaya was is here
Focus readers: photographs for MyFocus 298 and Focus.it
The unique photographs of Kate Davies, made thanks to the unseen light. & Nbsp;
A Brazilian artist has extracted a viral piece from a nature photo, turning a flock of birds into the notes of a pentagram. The result is amazing.
They are doubles but they are not relatives. Images of incredibly similar people found around the world by the Canadian photographer François Brunelle.
The work of Christ & ograve; on Lake Iseo & egrave; only the last one in a series of large sculptures that create art, playing with the landscape.
The protagonists of the most famous paintings in the History of Art with an Apple product in their hands, or to represent the alienation of our age.
From the opera buffa to melodrama, to good food, with the Barber of Seville Gioachino Rossini revolutionized the musical canons of his time: a portrait of the composer 150 years after his death.
The images of the Swiss comic artist Ursus Wehrli: show the before and after of some objects of common use "cleaned up" by their disorder.
Without neck, with big face but pirate-proof of the road: & egrave; Graham, the man designed at table to resist investments and collisions without too many problems. & Nbsp;
The story of Grazia Deledda, the most famous Sardinian writer in the world and the only Italian to win the Nobel Prize for literature in 1926
Two years before the first episode of the Simpsons, the largest family; TV whale had appeared as an interlude during the Tracey Ullman Show.
Also this year the Nikon ' s Small World competition gives a visual journey into the microworld. Here are the strangest and most amazing shots of 2017.