I colori della fede: tra arte e spiritualità

I colori della fede: tra arte e spiritualità 

La suggestiva cripta della Concattedrale S. Maria Assunta di Giovinazzo ospita una straordinaria mostra ricca di fede, bellezza e suggestione, intitolata ‘I colori della fede’. Realizzata da Iolanda Dambra, essa si nutre di colori vivi e vivaci, nonché di parole e pensieri ricchi di una profondità di pensiero non comune. Colpisce sicuramente il contrasto tra l’antichità della cripta e l’esplosione di colori delle opere che rimandano ad uno stile ricco di energia e passione. Non perdete l’occasione di visitare questa mostra. Avete tempo fino al 25 agosto.

Nel frattempo godetevi alcune foto in anteprima. Per le altre foto, visitate la nostra pagina instagram #fuoritempofuoriluogo.

The colours of faith: between art and spirituality

The evocative crypt of the S. Maria Assunta Co-cathedral in Giovinazzo hosts an extraordinary exhibition rich in faith, beauty and charm, entitled ‘The colors of faith’. Realized by Iolanda Dambra, it is characterized by vivid colors, and by words and thoughts rich of an uncommon depth of thought. The contrast between the antiquity of the crypt and the explosion of colors of the works are connected to a style rich of energy and passion. Don’t miss the possibility to visit this exhibition. You have time until 25 August.

In the meanwhile, look at some the photos of the event. For other photos, visit our Instagram page #fuoritempofuoriluogo.


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Maria Domenica Depalo





After the Van Gogh Alive – The Experience, the suggestive Teatro Margherita di Bari will host a new cultural event: the World Press Photo, defined as the most important exhibition in the world of photojournalism (from www.worldpressphotobari.it) that you will be able to appreciate from 17/05 to 23/06.

The Dutch World Press Photo Foundation, founded in 1955, has organized this exceptional exhibition that expresses the primary need to protect the right to information and truth.

In an era dominated by fake news, telling the truth through authentic images can guarantee the certainty and the authenticity of the transmission of what is real.

The Bari stage is part of a world tour that was born in Amsterdam, home of the foundation. In addition to Bari, the exhibition will involve a hundred of other cities around the world.

The photos concern many categories such as news, immigration, environment, nature and sport. In particular the exhibition will host the section dedicated to the competition digital storytelling (from www.worldpressphotobari.it). This will give the possibility, to those who want to visit the exhibition, to admire the digital works realized with the contribution of video.

You can find the photos published in this article and other particularly significant ones clicking on: https://www.worldpressphoto.org/




Maria Domenica Depalo

The review of the month: “Festa di famiglia”

The review of the month: “Festa di famiglia”

“Always feel free to make your choices. So, if you make a mistake, the fault will be yours and no one else’s. “

Why are we starting the review with this sentence? Simply because I believe that it can express the authentic and deep meaning that lies behind the events described in the book. Events that belong to its characters but actually concern all of us.

“Festa di famiglia”is the story of a great friendship between women, of a bond that goes beyond the biological one and that perhaps for that reason is more precious because it is the result of a choice.

Andreina, Carlotta, Flora and Maria Sole meet every Thursday in the dining room of a restaurant in Milan, a city that is the background of their lives.

"Festa di famiglia" photo by ©MariaDomenicaDepalo

“Festa di famiglia” photo by ©MariaDomenicaDepalo

During their weekly meeting they can show themselves without hesitation. There is someone who is a successful lawyer, someone who is a loving wife and mother, someone who lives a love story and who is the head of a company. Apparently everything seems perfect but the surprises are just around the corner, ready to be lived.

I mention only two: an unexpected pregnancy and a separation. They are linked to the awareness of the authentic and original reason of one’s existence and to the need for authentic change. To give a new and different meaning to life.

Enjoy the reading!

Maria Domenica Depalo



If you are fascinated by the human body and the Vitruvian man, you can’t miss the Gunther Von Hagens exhibition dedicated to anatomy and death.


‘Uomo Vitruviano’ di Leonardo link: https://pixabay.com/it/photos/umano-leonardo-da-vinci-62966/

Real bodies of real people donated to art stand out in an incredible and exceptional exhibition that can be visited until May 5, 2019 at Lambrate (Milan) in the Spazio Ventura.

Here you can find twelve sections, each one dedicated to an apparatus of the human body. You will be surprised by the relation between Leonardo da Vinci’s anatomical studies and the authentic organs and bodies present in this event. After all, the research of the Italian scientist and artist is still a constant reference for scholars and lovers of medicine and art.

Among the sections of the exhibition there are those ones dedicated to biomechanics, comparative anatomy and immortality through the exposition of techniques that allow the conservation of bodies after death.

There will also be space for technology lovers as evidenced by exoskeletons, bionic hand and eyes, prosthesis, synthetic skin and nerves.

Don’t forget the sections dedicated to organs damaged by smoking, alcohol and drugs, in other words by incorrect and dangerous lifestyles.

I suggest you not to miss this evocative and provocative exhibition. Even if it seems to give space only to the final part of life, in reality it expresses fully the deep sense of preciousness, uniqueness and vitality.

If you have the opportunity to visit this exhibition, let us know what you think about it.

Please note:

Unless otherwise specified, the photos in this article were taken from https://m.facebook.com/realbodiesworld/




Maria Domenica Depalo




“Ti dono il mio cuore”: the book of the month

“Ti dono il mio cuore”: the book of the month

Dear friends of fuoritempofuoriluogo,

after a very long and cold January, while I was wandering hypnotized among the books and novels of the “Feltrinelli” of Bari, finally I got it: the book that I had been looking for a long time. When I saw it, I could not resist the temptation to look through its pages and discover the story that now I want to propose you.

Simple in its language but at the same time so full of meaning, it has captured my attention from the first pages, thanks also to the delicate but meaningful images created by the Belgian illustrator Sassafras de Bruyn.

I’m talking about “Ti do il mio cuore” written by Pimm van Hest.

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“Ti dono il mio cuore” photo realized by ©MariaDomenicaDepalo

“All you need is here in this little box”. The story, intended for children but also suitable for adults, begins with two key words: box and gift.

The book is about a child, Yuto. One day he meets a wise and old man who gives him a box with a mysterious content whose presence will accompany his personal growth from boy to man.

ti dono il mio cuore

“Ti dono il mio cuore” photo realized by ©MariaDomenicaDepalo

But what is the content of that object? It is a heart-shaped seed that Yuto will have to take care of and to observe constantly in its growth.

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“Ti dono il mio cuore” photo realized by ©MariaDomenicaDepalo

Watching the seed growing with its rhythms leads Yuto to become a conscious and serene man, ready to welcome the beauty of the things and to accept even their losses.

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“Ti dono il mio cuore” photo realized by ©MariaDomenicaDepalo

The conclusion brings the reader back to the origins of the story and to the theme of waiting as an essential element in order to understand and accept what is destined to ourselves.

Enjoy this incredible book.

Maria Domenica Depalo

Il caffè (ita + eng)

Il caffè (ita + eng)

Sai cos’è un caffè? “È una scusa per dire ad un amico che hai voglia di vederlo”. Recita più o meno così una frase letta tempo fa on line che credo sia stata pronunciata da Luciano De Crescenzo.

L’odore, la fragranza ed il suo aroma avvolgente mostrano appieno l’essenza stessa dello stare insieme e della meraviglia della condivisione.
Immaginatevi seduti al tavolo, inebriati dal suo profumo, intenti ad assaporarne il sapore e la corposità, pronti (o meno pronti) ad affrontare una nuova giornata. Ogni cosa appare così più immediata e chiara, pronta ad essere vissuta appieno.

In un bar o al ristorante, il significato stesso del caffè appare ancora più pregnante. Circondato dalla molteplicità di persone, ognuna delle quali con il suo mondo interiore di desideri, aspirazioni e paure, il caffè è luogo mentale e simbolico di affezione e legame, pronto ad essere gustato.

E va gustato lentamente e senza fretta con un approccio riflessivo volto a coglierne la piacevolezza ed il suo intento primario in tutta la totalità. Quale? Realizzare l’amicizia.

E per voi che valore ha il caffè?

Maria Domenica Depalo

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Van Gogh alive – The experience (Ita + Eng)

Van Gogh alive – The experience (ita + eng)

Se amate Van Gogh e siete affascinati dal suo indubbio talento nonché dai suoi tormenti interiori, allora vi consiglio di visitare la mostra Van Gogh alive – The experience dedicata all’artista olandese post – impressionista.


fonte: Di Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec – sconosciuta, Pubblico dominio, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=109419

Il teatro Margherita di Bari, che dopo 38 anni è stato riaperto al pubblico, ospiterà per ben due mesi questo evento organizzato dalla società australiana “Grande Exhibitions” specializzata in proiezioni e mostre – eventi ad alto impatto tecnologico ed emotivo.

Pareti e pavimenti si arricchiranno di notti stellate e girasoli dando vita ad un’atmosfera suggestiva ed emozionante avvolta dai brani di Schubert, Vivaldi e Bach.


fonte: Di Vincent van Gogh – National Gallery (NG3863), London, Pubblico dominio, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=151970

Inaugurata il giorno dedicato a San Nicola, la mostra resterà aperta fino a gennaio pronta ad accogliere appassionati di ogni età secondo i seguenti orari:

-dal lunedì al giovedì dalle 9 alle 19

-il venerdì, sabato e domenica dalle 9 alle 22.

Non lasciatevi sfuggire l’occasione di immergervi nei colori e nei soggetti più amati dall’artista, in grado di cogliere contrasti, bellezza e mistero come pochi.


fonte: Di Vincent van Gogh – The Yorck Project (2002) 10.000 Meisterwerke der Malerei (DVD-ROM), distributed by DIRECTMEDIA Publishing GmbH. ISBN: 3936122202. link, Pubblico dominio, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=151842

Prima di addentrarvi nelle sale che vi introdurranno in un mondo visto con occhi sempre nuovi, vi consiglio di leggere un articolo – trafiletto dedicato alla sua permanenza nella Camargue e Provenza a partire dal 1888 cliccando sul primo dei link indicati.





#vangogh #bari #vangoghexperience #teatromargherita

Maria Domenica Depalo

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Goodbye Stan Lee

Goodbye Stan Lee

We decided to interrupt our vacation in order to say goodbye to Stan Lee.

Dad of Spiderman, Hulk, Thor and Iron man, editor and producer, Stan Lee left us yesterday, 12th November 2018.

“The Man” or the “The Smilin” was born in New York in 1922 and was an incredible artist, symbol of fantasy and creativity. His name is connected to the comic’s industry, as we all know.

When we talk about Stan Lee we talk about Marvel and the Superheroes we all love. Everyone knows Hulk, Thor, X-men and Daredevil, heroes so strong but at the same time so human with their weakness.

We say goodbye to this artist, admired also by the Italian movie – director Federico Fellini, showing his cameo in some of the most beautiful films created thanking to his fantasy.

Link: http://www.repubblica.it/spettacoli/people/2018/11/12/news/morto_stan_lee_marvel-211492381/

Maria Domenica Depalo




Cari amici di Sofia,

la nostra redazione sarà in ferie per un po’ a causa di improvvisi, sorprendenti e positivi motivi di lavoro.

Ma non temete: torneremo presto! Nel frattempo godetevi i nostri vecchi articoli!

Hi guys,

Because of a new job, Sofia will be on holiday for a while! But don’t worry: we will be back as soon as possible.

In the meanwhile, read our old articles.


Maria Domenica Depalo

Romics: festival del fumetto e della fantasia (Ita + Eng version)

Romics: festival del fumetto e della fantasia (Ita + Eng version)

Cari amici di Sofia,

tempo fa avevamo parlato dell’immaginazione e del potere creativo della fantasia cercando di definirli e di comprenderli al meglio.

Lo abbiamo fatto ricorrendo al filosofo Aristotele. Egli aveva affermato come l’immaginazione fosse una prerogativa tipica degli esseri “dotati di sensazioni” evidenziando l’importanza dei sensi nei nostri giochi immaginativi e mentali.

La nostra mente infatti può “creare” mondi nuovi, realtà, dimensioni e ed esseri viventi mai esistiti partendo da piccole sensazioni reali o persino immaginarie.

Chissà però perché la mente crea? Ve lo siete mai chiesti? Voi perché immaginate?

In attesa di ricevere le vostre personali idee ed opinioni a riguardo non posso che rimandarvi al Romics, giunto ormai alla XXIV edizione.

Organizzato dalla Fiera di Roma, si tratta di un appuntamento assolutamente imperdibile per chi ama l’animazione, i fumetti e la creatività.

Chris Warner - Romics fonte: https://www.facebook.com/239457139451146/posts/2001421039921405/

Chris Warner – Romics fonte: https://www.facebook.com/239457139451146/posts/2001421039921405/

Incontri con gli autori e artisti come Chris Warner, premiazioni e stand per gli appassionati del genere si accompagneranno a vere e proprie “lezioni sul fumetto e l’animazione aperte a tutti” (cit. http://www.fieraroma.it/event/romics-edizione-autunno-2018/ ).

Ci saranno anche laboratori creativi per grandi ma soprattutto per i piccini, giochi e cosplay.

Affrettatevi perché la manifestazione terminerà domani, 7 ottobre 2018.

Potrete acquistare il biglietto cliccando su questi link. Buon divertimento!








Maria Domenica Depalo

Romics: comics and fantasy (English version)

Dear friends of Sofia,

do you remember? According to Aristotle, imagination is a typical [human] characteristic connected to the sensations: the senses in fact are important when we imagine. […] our mind can “create” starting from the reality that surrounds us and perceives through the senses but it can also “create” ex novo, giving life to fantastic worlds, dimensions and creations”. (from https://fuoritempofuoriluogo.wordpress.com/2018/04/22/imagination-fantasy-and-comics/)

We reported this part of an old article in order to introduct another new event linked to the fantasy and the creativity.

If you like comics, don’t lose the possibility to visit “Romics”, an event in Rome that involves 20000 persons every year.

Cosplays, artists and events connected to the fantasy will envolve all the members of the family, especially the children.

You will walk through stands, watch drawings and pictures, know artists like Chris Warner and partecipate to special events.

Here you can find all the information to get the tickets and the programs. You have time until sunday, 7th of october. Have fun!









Maria Domenica Depalo