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21 de Setembro de 2019.

The future of Europe

Europe will not be made all at once, or according to a single plan. It will be built through concrete achievements which first create a de facto solidarity’. So said Robert Schuman in his famous declaration, launching the European integration project on 9 May 1950. Almost 70 years on, his words are as true as ever. The solidarity between Europe’s people and nations must constantly be adapted to deal with the new challenges posed by a changing world. What can I do for the future of the European Union to survive and grow in the coming decades? What can I do, as a member and citizen of the European Union that at the time of emerging denominations such as the […]
20 de Setembro de 2019.

Voluntariado na LPCC

A Liga Portuguesa Contra o Cancro (LPCC) está a angariar voluntários. A LPCC é uma organização da sociedade civil com vários objetivos dirigidos para a problemática da doença oncológica. A efetividade da sua ação advém, por um lado, da fundamental acção do seu Voluntariado, que intervém quer na comunidade, quer na humanização da assistência ao doente oncológico e, por outro, das contribuições recebidas através de donativos que permitem custear os aspectos materiais de apoio ao doente e o desenvolvimento das iniciativas de promoção da saúde e de prevenção da doença. Junte-se a esta causa, tornando-a maior e mais abrangente, no objectivo de fazer da luta contra o cancro um exemplo nacional de entreajuda e de solidariedade. Realize a sua inscrição para […]
19 de Setembro de 2019.

An Europe for the next generations

With Brexit, the refugees all over Europe and the climate change big things are happening as I write.  The next Elections to the European Parliament are held from the 23rd till the 26th of May 2019. Especially, at the moment it is really important to go voting.  To create a Europe where we would like to see our grandchildren grow it is urgent to go to these elections. But not only vote which is an important task what everyone of us should to, but also to start thinking about the environment. People of Europe have one of the biggest ecological footprints all over the world. Something, what we shouldn’t be proud of. It would not be hard to reduce that! […]
17 de Setembro de 2019.

Wolfgang Koeppen

An underestimated and too little appreciated German author. Wolfgang Koeppen was born in 1906, in a small city called Greifswald. Having a restless childhood in terms of many relocations, he quit school before graduating because of financial reasons. This, however, didn’t keep him from secretly visiting lectures at the university, especially concerning German philology. Although wanting to be a director, he ended up being a prompter, usher, and actor. Just as dramatic as his life has been proceeding, so was the situation in Germany. Having lived through two World Wars, Koeppen must have seen a lot of brutality and inhumanity. He manages, like nobody else, to process his emotions about these happenings in a trilogy of novels. The first of […]
15 de Setembro de 2019.

The Bard of Ayrshire

Robert Burns his country’s most influential and celebrated writer. Born in Alloway, Ayrshire, in 1759, he was the eldest of seven children. He was raised in poverty and the difficult farming lifestyle took a toll on his physical health. Despite his poverty, he still gained an education through his father, a local minister and eventually, he was sent to a school for three days a week. After farming for years he began writing and wrote some of the most famous poems in Scot’s language. He died in 1796. A poem of his I read in school at the age of 11, it is possibly his most famous, Tam O’Shanter. First published in 1791 it tells a story of man’s return […]
13 de Setembro de 2019.

Stanislaw Lem

A Polish writer of science fiction, philosopher and futurologist. Lem was born in Lviv to a family of a laryngologist. Between 1940 and 1941, after the occupation of Lviv by Soviet troops, he was not allowed to study at Lviv Polytechnic, as he wished, and due to his father’s connections was accepted to study medicine at the Lviv Medical Institute. In 1946 Lviv was no longer on Polish soil and Lem, like many other Poles, was resettled to Krakow where he took up medical studies at the Jagiellonian University. He received a certificate of completion of studies, nonetheless refused to take the final exams in order to avoid obligatory military service. Lem made his literary debut in 1946 with a […]
11 de Setembro de 2019.

A writer of the Revolution

Pierre Choderlos de Laclos was a French writer from the 18th century. His masterwork is the epistolary novel Les Liaisons dangereuses, published in 1782. Today, there are several cinematographic adaptations of the book. For a long time considered as scandalous and immoral, the novel was until recently read behind closed doors. It deals with the libertine sexuality of two nobles, la Marquise de Merteuil et le Marquis Valmont, in the time of the coming Revolution. Scholars often highlight how common and ‘normal’ was the life of Laclos. He was a good husband, a good father, and a successful officer. So, a lot of questions abound about how he could have written such an audacious and blazing novel and how paradoxical […]
9 de Setembro de 2019.

George Orwell

A prolific observationalist of the changing nature of the early 20th Century. George Orwell, whose real name is Eric Arthur Blair was born in India in 1903. He was the son of a lower civil servant who was serving in India. As a boy, he was very academic and was able to get into prestigious schools back in England. He joined the Imperial Police in Burma, but soon became disparaged as he realized how much the Burmese detested living under British rule. This experience would lead to him releasing one of his great novels, Burmese Days. After resigning from the police, Orwell went to immerse himself with the lower classes in Paris and London working as a dishwasher and picking […]
7 de Setembro de 2019.

Gramellini: The Word Wizard

Massimo Gramellini is an Italian journalist of the contemporary era whose talent is to turn real stories and event unforgettable forever. He was born in 1960 and he started his career as a sports journalist for an important Italian newspaper. However, he became famous when his professional focus moved into politics. Gramellini documented and investigated the “Mani Pulite” (Clean Hands) season, a period when lots of scandals about the corruption between politics and entrepreneurship were discovered and which changed the development of the Italian politics. In 1993 he was sent to Sarajevo as a reporter during the civil war.  From 2005 to 2017 he has been the Assistant Director of “La Stampa” newspaper and since that moment is a collaborator […]
6 de Setembro de 2019.

Delegação portuguesa no CERN

Físico português Gaspar Barreira, que morreu em Junho, foi homenageado durante visita ao Laboratório Europeu de Física de Partículas, em Genebra. Uma delegação de mais de 50 pessoas, incluindo empresários, engenheiros e cientistas, terminou uma visita de dois dias ao Laboratório Europeu de Física de Partículas (CERN), na Suíça, para reforçar a participação de Portugal em novos projectos. Até porque continuam as obras para melhor o desempenho do grande acelerador de partículas deste laboratório, o LHC, e fala-se da construção do seu sucessor. A visita, que incluiu reuniões de trabalho, terminou esta quarta-feira com a participação do ministro da Ciência, Tecnologia e do Ensino Superior, Manuel Heitor, e do secretário de Estado da Internacionalização, Eurico Brilhante Dias. Em declarações à […]
31 de Julho de 2019.

Francis Bacon

Francis Bacon in my opinion is one of the greatest painters ever to put brush to canvas. His work would completely shock, scare and amaze those who would gaze upon it. His work would be etched upon the British consciousness after the Second World War. Coming out of the horrific and devastating war, Bacon’s paintings would reflect not only his consciousness but he would tap into the dark and unnerving subconscious of the people. He was an Englishman who was brought up in Ireland during in his formative years. His childhood was a very tough and harrowing one,  he suffered from severe asthma and that meant he was a recluse and very shy. Additionally, growing up with a strict protestant […]
29 de Julho de 2019.

Caspar David Friedrich

Caspar David Friedrich, born on the 5th of September 1774, was a German Romantic landscape painter of the 19th century and is, nowadays, regarded as the most important German artist of his generation. His best-known paintings consist of allegorical landscapes, featuring contemplative figures, silhouettes against night skies, fog, barren trees, as well as Gothic ruins. His chosen subjects prove his interest in the contemplation of nature and his emotional approach towards nature. This approach was highly influenced by the social current in his time, a society which grew disillusioned to the materialism of past generations and sought sense in the focus of spirituality, expressed through images of the natural, “divine” world. While Friedrich’s master pieces brought him great renown early […]
26 de Julho de 2019.

Pioneer in a world of abstract art

Using simple elements like horizontal and vertical lines and primary colours Piet Mondrian created pieces that have been discussed by many people. Even though his last works are abstract, he has not always been an abstract painter. His arts career started shortly after primary school. From this moment he started taking art classes and had many different teachers. After failing a qualification test for an arts school because of the subject ‘anatomy’, Mondrian started to focus on the painting of landscapes. In the following years his painting style was influenced by other painters like Van Gogh and Matisse. His style shifted from realistic to more expressive, his lines became harsher and colours more dramatic. This change in style became even […]
24 de Julho de 2019.

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec was born in 1864 near Toulouse (Albi) in the South of France. He was from an aristocratic family. As he was very young, it appeared that Toulouse was suffering from a congenital illness due to his parents being closely related genetically. In such a wealthy family it was very common to marry between first cousins in order to protect the patrimony. This illness known as Pycnodysostosis (nowadays commonly called Toulouse-Lautrec syndrome) weakened his bones. Because of two serious horse-riding accidents, his legs stopped growing, letting him for the rest of his life with the legs of a child. Unable to pursue his original equestrian passion, he started to take art lessons. At the time of his arrival […]
22 de Julho de 2019.

Wojciech Fangor

Polish painter, graphic and poster designer from the 20th Century, one of the co-founders of the Polish School of Posters. Wojciech Fangor was born on 15th November 1922 in Warsaw, nowadays he is mostly associated with op-art, however he started with paintings in socialist realism style. One of the most famous of his painting from this time is “Korean Mother”, currently placed in National Museum in Warsaw. He learnt  art from Tadeusz Pruszkowski and Felicjan Kowarski, in 1946 he graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. After the death of Stalin, he left the convention of social realism and he focused more on poster design. Together with Stanisław Zamecznik he represented the first environment in Poland “Studium przestrzeni”. […]
19 de Julho de 2019.

The italian Genius

Leonardo da Vinci is one of the main reasons why I am proud of being Italian. He was a world-class artist due to his predisposition for arts and sciences and for the results achieved in both artistic and scientific fields thanks to his ingenuity and talent. He was borned in 1452 and he started his career in a famous artistic Emporium in Florence where he could train his natural skills in painting activities and in sculpturing. His talent was rapidly recognised by the noble and powerful family of Medici, which attract the artist to his court and start commissioning some of his paintings. After that period, Leonardo was sent to Milan where he discovered a stimulating context that allowed him […]