English: SHAPING THE EASTER BUNNY The ancient Greeks thought rabbits could reproduce as virgins. Such a belief persisted until early medieval times when the rabbit became associated with the Virgin Mary, appearing in manuscripts and paintings where the Virgin Mary was depicted. Rabbits, known for their intense breeding, have traditionally symbolised fertility. A bunny was the animal symbol of Ēostre, the Saxon Goddess of fertility. The celebrations of this fertility deity by the Germanic peoples of Europe were held on the day of the spring equinox – the passing of winter and the beginning of spring. Today the bunny is a symbol of Easter, the Christian celebration of the resurrection of Jesus. Easter celebrates Jesus Christ’s resurrection from the dead, three days after he was executed, and is central to Christian theology and belief. At Easter, long-eared chocolate bunnies take over the world in various shapes and personalities. They entice the imagination of children and the child in all of us, awaiting the moment of that first bite, ears first. Português: ESCULPINDO O COELHINHO DA …
English: KHMER IMAGES The ancient tradition of stone carving in Cambodia. Português: IMAGENS KHMER A tradição ancestral de escultura da pedra no Camboja.
English: THE SUICIDE OF LUCRETIA This master piece depicts the suicide of the legendary young Roman heroin Lucretia painted by Renaissance painter Giovanni Antonio Bazzi in the 1530s (Collezioni Dinastiche Sabaude). Português: O SUICÍDIO DE LUCRÉCIA Esta obra-prima retrata o suicídio de Lucrécia, lendária heroína Romana, pintada pelo pintor renascentista Giovanni Antonio Bazzi na decada de 1530 (Collezioni Dinastiche Sabaude).
English: TOKYO ANGEL You may not believe in angels but they are everywhere. This one is waiting on a corner of a street in Tokyo, Japan. Português: ANJO DE TOKYO Você talvez não acredite em anjos mas eles estão por todo o lado. Este está esperando na esquina de uma rua em Tokyo, no Japão.