Elvira Valentina Resta

Cultural Heritage Manager, Language Instructor, Art History Educator & Author


Elvira è un Conservatore dei Beni Culturali in Italia, ha pubblicato cataloghi sulla ceramica artistica. Ha insegnato Storia dell'Arte ed anche Lingua e Cultura Italiana.Elvira ha un Master in Progettazione e Gestione dei Beni Culturali dove ha approfondito lo studio della museologia, attualmente è Vicepresidente della "Società Milazzese di Storia Patria" e si occupa di ricerca storica.Ha una grande passione per l’archeologica, le arti applicate e tutto ciò che è bello, inusuale, interessante.


ART STORIA | Arts & Artifacts

by Randy H. Sooknanan (Author, Editor), Denise K. McTighe (Author, Editor), Elvira V. Resta (Author), Ani Margaryan (Author), Sorubi Ravindran (Author) & Chris Porteous (Editor)In this edition, ART STORIA introduces Arts & Artifacts, a collection of carefully curated ideas and articles put together by writers and researchers across the globe.The content here surveys artworks and archaeological artifacts often overlooked from the past, spanning over centuries of art history, whilst fostering an interesting discourse and productive analytical dialogue to ultimately offer the reader new perspectives.

ART STORIA | Arts & Artifacts

by Sun Tzu, Foreword by Elvira V. Resta, Edited by Randy H. SooknananThe Art of War is an ancient Chinese military treatise dating from the Late Spring and Autumn Period. The work, which is attributed to the ancient Chinese military strategist Sun Tzu, is composed of 13 chapters. Each one is devoted to an aspect of warfare and how it applies to military strategy and tactics.


The Roman Mosaics at Piazza Armerina

This fantastic mosaic, one of the most famous from history, is located inside the villa of the Casale in Piazza Armerina in Sicily.

The Cloak of King
Roger of Sicily

Roger II was King of Sicily, His coronation cloak was used by the Holy Roman Emperors and is now in the Imperial Treasury in Vienna. The cloak is an embroidery masterpiece in silk, gold, pearls, precious and semiprecious stones.

The Palermo Stone

One of the basic sources for study & information about the chronology and cultural history of ancient Egypt during the first five dynasties.

The Tabula Rogeriana

In the Royal Palace of Palermo in Sicily, is a large circular map of spectacular beauty, engraved in pure silver it shines within the city walls

Milazzo Castle:
Surviving through the Ages

A historical hertiage site in Milazzo, Sicily with a storied history. A fortified citadel & archaeological site known as "Castello di Milazzo" was built on Greek, Roman, Byzantine, Muslim and Spanish settlements. It is the largest castle in Sicily and has survived through the ages...

The 'Ferragosto' Holiday

'Ferragosto' is a public holiday celebrated every August 15th in all of Italy. It originates from Feriae Augusti (Latin), the festival of emperor Augustus, who made the 1st of August a day of rest after the weeks of hard work in the agricultural sector during ancient times.

The Other Statues of David

Everyone knows Michelangelo's statue of David, but there were other David's by other great artists who envisioned the biblical hero. See the Donatello's statues, plus Verrocchio & Bernini versions.

Elagabalo, a Roman way of life: decadent, anarchic, doomed hero

Elagabalus, the short life of a Syrian Priest of the cult of the "God of the Mountain" who became teenage emperor of Rome: Beautiful, transgender and doomed…

The Vitruvian Man at the center of the universe

Leonardo da Vinci's ultimate social commentary. The drawing that brought together ideas about art, architecture, human anatomy and symmetry in one distinct and commanding illustration.

The blood oath of Hannibal Barca

The Carthaginian general with a grudge so powerful he became widely considered one of the greatest military commanders in history.

The Spartan Way Of Life

A culture was centered on loyalty to the state and military service with a just social system and constitution introduced by mythical figures.

The Mysterious Case of Van Gogh's Ear

The mystery of Vincent Van Gogh's amputated ear has given rise to several theories: some linked it to a psychotic break, others to his tumultuous friendship with Paul Gauguin.

The Tomb & The Terracotta Army

The terracotta soldiers are life-sized pottery figures made 2,200 years ago as a military army sculpted to defend the First Emperor of China in his afterlife.

Nero the mad Emperor of Rome

Nero was known for his debaucheries, political murders and a passion for music that led to the rumor that Nero “fiddled” while Rome burned.

Philip II of Macedon

Aristotle may have taught Alexander the Great all he needed to learn academically but his father Phillip inspired him to be great..

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