December 2014, Year VI, n. 12
Beauty is Truth: is it?
Telos: Italy has the largest artistic heritage in the world. If we add the landscape we can consider Italy the global home of Beauty. What does this mean for Italians in terms of awareness, responsibility and projects?
Piero Trupia: Awareness involves understanding the value of what we have, and what we have inherited. But it would appear we’re not proud of what we have in Italy. Culture generates awareness, but we’re deficient even in this field. Projects should focus first on conservation and then on enhancement. Our responsibility is enormous, far beyond our means: we are the trustees, custodians and enhancers of our treasures on behalf of humanity ... more
Beauty is truth. So says Keats. But is it? For a large majority beauty means cosmetics and plastic surgery. Costings of creams, operations and Botox, abound. The reaction may change if misunderstandings are cleared up, and questions reformulated ... more