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ALBEROBELLO

posted by on March 7th, 2017

The view gets lost in colored glimpses of lands and grass, little hills that go down to the valley, continuing the breathless landscape. This is the Itria Valley, in the southend part of the Murgia area. Here stand up Alberobello, with its Trulli.

Somewhere you have to visit it at least once. The old town is almost entirely trulli and quite spectacular, a trip into fairyland. Don’t miss the 2 storey Trullo Savrano. Plenty of restaurants and wonderful little shops full of handicrafts at very reasonable prices. Free wine tasting in many of the shops. Many of the shopkeepers invite you in to view their goods but don’t be put off by this. They won’t be offended if you don’t buy – they are just so proud of their products and want to share them with you. Great hand made woollen and linen goods at exceptional prices.

Sunsets, dawns, star-spangled nights and snowfalls give to the Trulli always a new guises. These are shows that renew the magic also for the local citizens!

The “Trulli’s Valley” also known as Valle d’Itria, is placed in the heart of the tableland of Murgia which is called “Murgia of the Trulli”, represents an environmental and cultural Unicom that has always aroused in tourists hyperbolic descriptions. It is a town spread in extent of the valley with more then twenty thousand home settlings homogeneous in the essential structure (Trullo), but variously elaborated and utilized according to the specific and individual requirements.

There is not a tourist that, visiting Puglia, doesn’t stop in Alberobello, bewitched by the beauty of a land that seems so far from the rest of the world.

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BURRI HOSTS POLLOCK, RAUSCHENBERG, MIRÓ, CHRISTO AND OTHER BIG NAMES IN CITTA DI CASTELLO

posted by on November 18th, 2016

After the Guggenheim in New York and the Kunstsammlung Düsseldorf, the highly anticipated exhibition at the former tobacco drying, in Umbria for the closing of the centenary with an exhibition titled ‘Materia between Europe and the US Space’, just opened and remain open until January 6th , 2017 .

After the significant success of the exhibition ‘Alberto Burri “The Trauma of Painting” of October 2015 at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York and the next stop at the Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen in Düsseldorf, the Celebration of the Centenary of the birth of the great Italian artist they end with a new exhibition event in Citta di Castello, his hometown.
The exhibition housed in the former tobacco drying, the exhibition presents an extensive survey on the most significant trends in contemporary art of the post-war period of the twentieth century, it seems possible to combine the art of Burri is as thematically prior to it is as contemporary or later with identified aspects of dialectical most obvious influence.

As stated by Richard Armstrong, Director of the Guggenheim Museum at the opening of the retrospective ‘Alberto Burri: The Trauma of Painting’, “the exhibition says the position of Burri as one of the most innovative artists of the period of the second world war. Burri created a new type of object, simultaneously painting and sculpture, which influenced later artists associated with new Dada, the Nouveau Realism and Postminimalism … “and, one might add, with the Italian Arte Povera.

These considerations there are others, no less fundamental for linguistic invention sprang from his work. Burri is in fact the artist directly and almost exclusively in the use of the material has got a brand new spatiality in the name of an “unexpected control” and a masterful balance that has qualified it forms. In setting, alongside a select group of works by Burri, 20, from tar to molds, from bags to humpbacks, from wood to burn, from the plastic knife, the cracks to cellotex until the ‘black and gold’, will be You can see works by masters protagonists of the twentieth and twenty-first century.

On display there are creations of Fautrier, Dubuffet, Pollock, Motherwell, Hartung, De Kooning, Wols, Calder, Marca-Relli, Scarpitta, Matta, Nicholson, Tàpies, Glue, Rauschenberg, Twombly, Johns, Fontana, Manzoni, Castellani, Hooks , Lo Savio, Klein, Rotella, Christo, Tinguely, Arman, César, Morris Sonnier, Beuys, Kounellis, Calzolari, Pistoletto, Pascali, Nevelson, Piene, LeWitt, Scajola, Mannucci, Leoncillo, Andre, African, Chamberlain, Capogrossi, Kiefer, Miro, Soulages and others.
Alongside works a photographic documentary of the repertoire and historical juncture between 1947 and 1989, including on the artistic current data, posters, brochures, catalogs, publications, videos, films, biographies, theoretical productions and other significant artworks.
It will wind along a separate path from the works themselves, facilitating the use of this particular cultural moment in history of art from the postwar period to the symbolic end of the cold War and the fall of the Berlin wall.

In a catalog there are collected essays and critical contributions of Peter Bellasi, Paola Bonani, Mario Diacono, Thierry Dufrene, Aldo Iori, Petra Richter, Luigi Sansone, Sarteanese Francesco Tedeschi, Italo Tomassoni, Denis Zacharopulos, Adachiara Zevi, preceded by introductory speeches Bruno Cora, curator and president of the Fondazione Palazzo Albizzini Collection Burri and Richard Armstrong, Director of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York. The publication is supplemented by images of the exhibited works and the historical and bibliographical information about the artists.

Where to stay in Umbria.

MONET’S WATERLILIES AT THE MAGNANI ROCCA OF PARMA

posted by on October 21st, 2016

The famous waterlilies by Claude Monet (Paris 1840 – Giverny 1926), from the United States, expose  Magnani Rocca Foundation in Parma along with two other works by the French painter. The landscape is a constant theme of the whole Monet’s career, he proposes to modernity a different way of observing nature.
Through working en plein air, which effectively brings the studio directly in the places of study, the artist follows the total physical immersion as mental subject, with the intention of capturing not only the most accurate shades of light and movement, but also the change of the natural conditions.


The beginning of these studies is repeated starting from 1876 in the paintings dedicated to the station of Saint-Lazare in Paris, scenario that best of all records, in addition to the dynamic nature of the content, even the transformation of industrial progress in the city. However, with the Rouen Cathedrals series, starting from 1892, Monet reaches not only fame, but also significant results for these new coloristic investigation.
Confirmation of the new way of conceiving space you evanescent is the deepening of the cliffs, in particular are popular cliffs of Normandy to represent the subject of an adventurous desire to mutability.

TIMETABLES
From Tuesday to Friday 10-18 (ticket office closes at 17) – Saturdays, Sundays and holidays 10-19 (ticket office closes at 18). Closed Mondays, open Monday October 31. Tickets: € 10.00 also applies to the permanent collections and, from September 10, for the exhibition ITALIAN POP – € 5.00 for schools.
Information and booking groups: tel. +39 0521 848327/848148 info@magnanirocca.it

ARTISSIMA, A CONTEMPORARY ART EXHIBITION IN TURIN

posted by on October 14th, 2016

A must for all art lovers: a review of more than 180 galleries from around the world with works by over 1000 artists, along with museums, foundations, magazines and an intensive program of conversations, meetings and tours.
The discovery of historical monuments and works of contemporary art present in the public spaces of the city thanks to Papum, the portal that collects the monumental and artistic heritage of Turin.

“The 2016 edition will take place ‘from November 4 to November 6. A weekend with exciting events: there will be a great participation of galleries, new projects, further improvements and developments. The fair is extremely healthy economically with a remarkable increase of private sponsors despite the downsizing of public funding. It has expanded the audience, geography, monographic sections, awards, projects, involved curators, foreign collectors, the acquisitions at the fair, the press review, the impact of communication: the pursuit of a specific identity, the experimentation and excellence have led extraordinary results in all directions both of which commercial content. We are one of the most important exhibitions around the world, but we also are aware of the interdependence with the art system of the territory and of our fundamental impact on the city. Along with all of Artissima team, we have worked very hard this year and it looks great, but not perfect yet”.
More information on the website: http://www.artissima.it/site/