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Exhibitions in Northern Italy PDF Print E-mail
Sep 27, 2009 at 09:47 PM
I don’t know how many tourists will be travelling around Northern Italy this winter but just in case, there are a couple of super exhibitions to see, one in Rimini on the Adriatic coast entitled "From Rembrant, to Gauguin, to Picasso) (http://www.lineadombra.it/rimini/ ) and another near Udine, in the Friuli region, "The Age of Courbet and Monet "(http://www.lineadombra.it/villamanin/) Both exhibitions run from October through March. Check them out. http://www.lineadombra.it/  
ANSA exhibition guide PDF Print E-mail
Sep 01, 2009 at 02:13 PM

ANSA) - Rome, August 28 - The following is a city-by-city guide to some of Italy's art exhibitions:

ASCOLI - Galleria d'Arte Contemporanea: 'Sedendo e Mirando', 130 landscapes by cartoonist Tullio Pericoli; until September 13.

BOLZANO - Museo Archeologico dell'Alto Adige: Iceman joined by more than 60 mummies from Ancient Egypt, Asia, South America and Oceania; until October 25.

CALDAROLA (MACERATA) - Palazzo dei Cardinali Pallotta: reassembled collection of 17th-century cardinal; 60 works by artists including Caravaggio, Guercino, Guido Reni, Mattia Preti, Carlo Maratta, Annibale Carracci, Ludovico Carracci and Elisabetta Sirani; until November 12.

CAVA DEI TIRRENI (SALERNO) - Galleria Civica d'Arte: Los Desastres de la Guerra, 80 etchings by Goya in his later years on horrors of war; until September 6.

FLORENCE - Palazzo Strozzi: Galileo show marking 400th anniversary of his first observations of the night sky; 250 exhibits including the middle finger from Galileo's right hand; until August 30.

- Palazzo Pitti, Limonaia: From Petra to Sharwak, 20 years of Florence University digs at famed ancient cities in Jordan; until October 11.

- Medici Chapels: show on life and times of Ferdinand I de' Medici, powerful third grand duke of Tuscany (1549-1609), marking 400th anniversary of his death; until November 1.

GRADARA - Rocca: Stolen Kisses; show in castle where Dante's doomed lovers kissed; 18th-century paintings of Paolo and Francesca, Romeo and Juliet, Lancelot and Guinevere and first version of Francesco Hayez's 'The Kiss'; plus videos of Italian movie kisses; until November 2.

ILLEGGIO (near Udine) - Casa delle Esposizioni: Art inspired by Biblical Apocrypha including Caravaggio's Rest During the Flight into Egypt, loaned by Rome's Doria Pamphili Gallery, Guercino, Durer, Andrea Pozzo, Byzantine and Russian icons; over 80 works, until October 4.

MARSALA - Convento del Carmine: Monochrome; 70 works from post-war Italy to the 1970s by artists including Alberto Burri, Lucio Fontana and Mimmo Rotella; until October 18.

MATERA - Palazzo Lanfranchi: Splendours of the Hidden Baroque; 100 works by Baroque painters in southern Italy including Luca Giordano; until November 1.

MILAN - Palazzo Reale: 250 paintings from influential 19th-century Scapigliatura movement; until November 22.

- same venue: Robert Wilson's 'Voom Portraits', celebrities like Mikhail Baryshnikov, Johnny Depp, Robert Downey, Salma Hayek, Isabelle Huppert, Jeanne Moreau, Brad Pitt and Princess Caroline of Monaco; but also ordinary people and animals; until October 4.

- same venue: 20 Monet water lily works from Musee' Marmottan in Paris; until September 27.

- same venue: 36 years of cartoons by political satirist Giorgio Forattini; until September 27.

MONTECATINI TERME - Polo Espositivo Terme Tamerici: 19th century masters including Giovanni Fattori, Silvestro Lega, Telemaco Signorini and Cristiano Banti; until January 19.

NAPLES - Museo Archeologico Nazionale: The Ancient Theatre and Masks; until August 31.

- MADRE: Francesco Clemente; 110 works by the New York-based Italian contemporary artist; until October 12.

NUORO - Museo Man: Fabrizio De Andre', multimedia and interactive show on Genoese singer-songwriter; until October 4.

PORDENONE - Civici Musei d'Arte and Spazi Espositivi Provinciali: tribute to Harry Bertoia (1915-1978), artist and designer best known for 'Diamond' Knoll chair, who left native Friuli at 15; until September 28.

RAVENNA - Palazzo De Andre': Carlo Carra', Beyond Futurism; 40 works from start of 20th century to 1960s; until September 14.

RIMINI - Castel Sismondi and Palazzo della Podesta': 120 works by 100 contemporary Italian painters including Alberto Sughi and Lanfranco Frigeri, in collaboration with Venice Biennale; until September 6.

ROME - Palazzo Venezia: The Mind of Leonardo, The Universal Genius at Work; acclaimed exhibit already seen at Uffizi and in Tokyo; until August 30.

- Scuderie del Quirinale: Shots of War; WWII photos by photoreporter Lee Miller and US soldier Tony Vaccaro; until August 30.

Various sites including Forum, Piazza Barberini: 'La Ruta de la Paz', monumental bronze and marble works by Costa Rican sculptor Jorge Jimenez Deredia; exhibition outlined at Palazzo delle Esposizioni; until November 30.

- Colosseum: 'Divus Vespasanius', celebration of Emperor Vespasian, general who took throne from Nero in 69 AD and transformed Rome, founding Flavian dynasty which built Colosseum; until January 10.

- Palazzo delle Esposizioni: Bulgari, Between Eternity and History, 1884-2009; 125 Years of Italian Jewels; the first retrospective in the brand's history, featuring 400 pieces; until September 13.

- Museo Carlo Bilotti: Artists' Speculations - Four Generations in the Mirror: 30 contemporary artists including Leandro Erlich and Michelangelo Pistoletto present mirror-themed works; until October 4.

- Museo Fondazione Roma: Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858), lyrical Japanese landscape artist who influenced Van Gogh and Monet; 200 woodblock prints on show for first time in Italy; until September 13.

- Museo Nazionale d'Arte Orientale Giuseppe Tucci: Murals of India, 50 photographs by Benoy K. Belh; until October 10.

TIVOLI - Villa d'Este: Landscapes of Latium, Real and Ideal; 17th and 18th century Dutch and Italian landscape artists including never-seen Pietro da Cortona; more than 30 works until September 12.

TRENTO - Palazzo delle Albere: Hayez, Prati, Bezzi, Segantini and other 19th-century Trento painters; until November 22.

TRIESTE - Palazzo Revoltella: Leonor Fini, 250 works by Surrealist artist (1907-1996) who Max Ernst dubbed ''the Italian fury in Paris''; until October 4.

VENICE - Biennale: 53th and biggest-ever edition of world's oldest arts festival; 90 artists at 77 national pavilions, including Joan Jonas, Lygia Pape, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Xu Tan, Thomas Saraceno, Nikhil Chopra and Anawana Haloba; until November 22.

VERONA - Juliet's House: Marc Quinn sculptures and installations including famous Flowers cycle and solid gold Siren inspired by Kate Moss; until September 27.

VINCI - Museo Ideale: 'Joconde. From the Mona Lisa to the nude Gioconda'; until September 30.

Michelangelo's Last Paintings are Newly Restored PDF Print E-mail
Jul 04, 2009 at 06:24 PM

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Saul (St Paul)
You're hardly likely to get to see it, but it is nevertheless big news that after nine years what is said to be Michelangelo's last painting has finally been totally and beautifully restored in the Vatican's Pauline Chapel, the Cappella Paolina. (To see the pictures, click here.)
The chapel, inside the Apostolic Palace and normally reserved for use by popes alone, boasts two frescos on facing walls depicting St. Paul and St. Peter and which some consider the Maestro's spiritual testament. The experts have gone so far as to be able to determine the very last figure painted by the aging Florentine artist in March 1550, a dark complexioned, hefty old woman with a turban, cloaked in blue, the figure furthest to the left in a group of four women grieving under the cross on which Peter has been crucified and possibly a shepherdess. In other words,when he painted her it was the last time he took brush in hand prior to his death, at the age of 89, on February 18, 1564.

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Bulgari: From History to Eternity PDF Print E-mail
Jun 14, 2009 at 02:00 PM
Image A magnificent show on Italy´s most famous jeweler is being held at the Palazzo delle Esposizioni through September 13th. The exhibition celebrates the house of Bulgari´s 125th anniversary with a retrospective showcase of over 500 pieces of jewellery that also traces the history of jewlery over that samer period. Visitors to Italy often forget that Bulgari has a long history and that the founder of the firm. Sotiris Bulgari, a transplanted Greek, was known thrughout Europe. Curator of the show is my friend Amanda Triossi and below is her introduction to the exhibition. Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Via Nazionale 194, tel. 0639967500. 10.00-20.00. Fri-Sat 10.00-22.30. Mon closed.

Bulgari. From History to Eternity. 125 Years of Italian Jewellery

 by Amanda Triossi

Palazzo delle Esposizioni  currently presents a landmark show devoted to the jewellery of Bulgari which marks the 125th anniversary of the opening of the first store in Rome in 1884. It is an event that is extremely significant for Italian decorative arts, in particular, for the history of jewellery, inasmuch as it makes it possible to survey the evolution of European jewellery through the production of one of the leading jewellers in the world.

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