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#02 - Art_ndDesign I - Intro

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Rosa Cortázar Meléndez

Writing of the week

I hate to introduce myself, but they forced me to do it, so here I am..

I'm Rosa Cortázar, finishing my degree in Art History, as I'm also interested in Design History since I see a very light gradient between them.

Every four weeks, I'm going to write an article with my reflections and ramblings, relating artistic movements or specific artists.

I still have a lot to learn and probably some people won't agree with my words; but I am looking forward to try, to tell you what is going on in my mind and to debate with whoever wants!

If you have any suggestion of any special topic you want me to talk about, feel free to contact me by email or my Linkedin.

Strawberry kisses, Rosa Cortázar

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