In Dark Times, I Sought Out the Turmoil of Caravaggio’s Paintings

The work the artist made near the end of his life changed my understanding of both beauty and suffering.

#art, #caravaggio, #fugitives, #italy, #naples-italy, #syracuse-italy

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Slowly, Italy Is Waking From the Coronavirus Nightmare

This is a very strange, subdued summer for a country with an economy that relies heavily on tourism and merrymaking. But E.U. aid is on the way.

#abruzzo-italy, #adriatic-sea, #beaches, #bergamo-italy, #brussels-belgium, #conte-giuseppe, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #deaths-fatalities, #europe, #european-council, #european-stability-mechanism, #european-union, #florence-italy, #italy, #lombardy-italy, #naples-italy, #palermo-italy, #quarantines, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #rome-italy, #shutdowns-institutional, #spain, #stimulus-economic, #summer-season, #travel-and-vacations, #turin-italy, #tuscany-italy, #veneto-italy, #venice-italy

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Italy Is Sending Another Warning

This is what a country a month into lockdown looks like: desperate, hungry and scared.

#campania-italy, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #freelancing-self-employment-and-independent-contracting, #italy, #labor-and-jobs, #naples-italy, #unemployment

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