Good Morning September !

Good Morning September


Save The Date!

Annachiara Chezzi e la Sua Meravigliosa Arte Digitale!


La prima mostra non si scorda mai!

Sono molto emozionata alla sola idea, eppure è ormai una realtà!

Per il mese di agosto il Kirghisia Bistrot di Aradeo (Le), ospiterà l’esposizione di illustrazioni digitali mie e di Massimiliano Gatti; se siete fra i temerari avventori del Salento in barba alle più roventi previsioni meteo, vi invito in questo bel locale a dare un’occhiata da vicino ai miei disegni, e, sorseggiando una birra, a dirmi cosa ne pensate 😉

Di seguito il ‘making of’ della mostra:

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The Summer Wind Blows In… !


The summer wind came blowin’ in from across the sea
It lingered there, to touch your hair and walk with me
All summer long we sang a song and then we strolled that golden sand
Two sweethearts and the summer wind


Like painted kites, those days and nights they went flyin’ by
The world was new beneath a blue umbrella sky
Then softer than a piper man, one day it called to you
I lost you, I lost you to the summer wind

The autumn wind, and the winter winds they have come and gone
And still the days, those lonely days, they go on and on
And guess who sighs his lullabies through nights that never end
My fickle friend, the summer wind
The summer wind
Warm summer wind

The summer wind


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A Short History Outline / Lamps & Shades

The word lamp usually refers to free-standing or portable light fittings, such as the table or desk lamps.  A lamp is a light source, what is typically called the light bulb.  Since the earliest times, it was very important to find efficient systems to carry light sources.
From prehistoric age torches to Greek and Roman olive oil-lanterns, to paraffin-lamps in the Middle East, these objects were made of clay, bronze, brass, iron, ceramic, etc.  Shades or shields were invented to direct the light or to protect it from rain and wind.  They were made of metal, glass and vegetable fibres.

Throughout the centuries these light fixtures evolved.
Before the widespread use of electricity, until the 19th century, especially in Northern Europe, candles (wax, tallow or other animal and vegetable fats) were very common.  The chandeliers and sticks had a wooden or metal structure with one or more orders of circular supports holding up the candles.  The candelabra were usually branched, symmetrically or radially arranged.

Ancient Persian Lantern & Lamp

Ancient Persian Lantern & Lamp


Fish Oil Lantern

Fish Oil Lantern

The first lamps with metal structure appeared in the 14th century and could be portable or fixed.  Between the 15th and 16th century lamps took many shapes.  They illuminated churches and mansions.  In the 17th and 18th century swinging lamps were richly decorated, chiselled and elegantly adorned with glass, semi-precious stones, porcelain and could also be of noble metal.  As well, table lamps had metal or wooden bases with refined fabric or delicately stained glass shades.

Paris - 1829 - Public Gas Light

Paris – 1829 – Public Gas Light

In 1763 the first public lights appeared in Paris hanging in the middle of the streets.  They were oil lamps with reflectors and wicks.  Friedrich Albert Winsor first had the idea to use gas lighting.  Gas extraction was industrialized and distributed by pipes.  The gaslighting was white, bright, uniform and adjustable, but also toxic and dangerous.  Important drawbacks were oxygen consumption, explosions and fire.  So it was necessary to ventilate rooms or to isolate the combustion chamber from the lighted rooms.

Gas Light

Gas Light

In 1789 Thomas Edison developed the incandescent filament electric bulb light.  It was a revolution.  Light fixtures manufacturing began soon after.  Cities and houses were all lit up.  To mask the intense and brilliant electric light lampshades became very important.  And also a significant sign of elegance and functionality.

Old Light Bulb

Old Light Bulb


Thomas Edison - Light Bulb

Thomas Edison – Light Bulb