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Europe, mother of Post Impressionism.

posted by Home In Italy on January 8th, 2016

It will take place until March 13 2016 in Verona, a unique exhibition of post Impressionism in Europe. Seventy masterpieces come Kröller-Müller Museum in Otterlo, including Van Gogh’s masterpiece (1887), the famous “Self-Portrait”. Following to it, “The Dining Room” Signac (1886-87), “Sunday in Port-en-Bessin” Seurat (1888), and “Composition with Red, Yellow and Blue” by Mondrian (1927). Born in France around 1886, Post-Impressionism, was also called “divisionism” in the Netherlands and Belgium, where many artists were eager to express their art outside the model given by the Impressionists. Some works of the leading exponents of this new technique, which gave birth to the revolution of abstractionism, have been collected and gathered by Helene Kröller-Müller in his gallery. The exhibition is a great opportunity to admire the artistic heritage of a museum that is located in the Dutch countryside, away from the more usual tourist itineraries. The exhibition will also give great space to scientific experiments on colour, and on processes the optical-visual and photography.
Palazzo della Gran Guardia Piazza Bra 1, Verona.

Picasso and his passions

posted by Home In Italy on January 5th, 2016

Theatre, circus, bullfighting, women and politics have passionate the life of Pablo Picasso and have fuelled his artistic creativity. In Pavia, at the Palace Vistarino, over 200 works are the evidence: drawings, ceramics and oils, from private collections from all over the world, and from the Museum of Malaga Mija. The exhibition provides a comprehensive overview on the evolution of style of Picasso and his skills in eclectic compete with different techniques and materials: from lithography to design, from painting to ceramics, from gouache to ink of china. But who was Picasso? He was not an easy person, but he was a genius who loved to experiment. All these elements are fully reflected in his art. Considered the most great artist of the twentieth century, Pablo Picasso is celebrated from Pavia with the exhibition “Picasso and his passions” at Palazzo Bellisomi Vistarino
19.12.2015 – 20.03.2016
Palazzo Vistarino, Via Sant’Ennodio, 26, Pavia

Historical Coffee Houses in Venice

posted by Home In Italy on December 15th, 2015

When talking about historical coffee houses, you cannot help but mentioning Venice. It is in the lagoon city that the coffee tradition was born thanks to its location and the trade relations with the Arab world. The real explosion of the phenomenon “coffee house” takes place in the 1700, with the launch of numerous clubs. Among them, the most famous and the oldest one is definitely the caffé Florian, which is still the symbol of the city. A tour among the best known historical Venetian coffee houses starts here, right under the arcades of the Procuratie Nuove in St. Mark’s Square.

Caffè Florian was founded in 1720 opened under the name “Alla Venezia Trionfante” (Venice the Triumphant). Since the beginning, this elegant building was characterized by its exclusive products and acquaintances: it was the place where politicians and intellectuals met (such as Carlo Goldoni and Casanova and, more recently, Gabriele d’Annunzio).
Today, the Caffé Florian still maintains the charm of the times it lived. With its architecture, the result of restoration and reconstruction, and the richly decorated interiors, the caffè is an important cultural center and, at the same time, a perfect place to enjoy an espresso a few steps from the Grand Canal.

Always in St. Mark square, there is another historic café; after Stendhal, Lord Byron, Alexandre Dumas, Wagner, Marcel Proust, even today, the Gran Caffe Quadri is the favorite place for actors and directors attending the Venice Film Festival in Venice, including Woody Allen.

More recent, but equally fascinating, the history of Harry’s Bar begins in 1931. Built from an old warehouse next to St. Mark square, in this place spent time intellectuals, artists and writers such as Arturo Toscanini, Guglielmo Marconi, Charlie Chaplin, Orson Welles and Peggy Guggenheim.

In the Lido area, finally, is the Lion’s bar, designed in 1925 to offer visitors and tourists a shining example of the Art Deco.

Ferrara celebrates De Chirico and the metaphysical objects

posted by Home In Italy on December 4th, 2015

Palazzo dei Diamanti is hosting an exhibition dedicated to the period in which the artist worked in Ferrara. It is possible to admire about 50 works of art by De Chirico, Morandi and Dalí among others.

Ferrara pays tribute to the great master Giorgio De Chirico, whose works were able to open the horizons of painting, with the art exhibition “De Chirico in Ferrara: Metaphysics and Vanguards’, held at Palazzo dei Diamanti until 28 February 2016.
Organized by Ferrara Art Foundation and the Staatsgalerie of Stuttgart in collaboration with the Archive of Metaphysic Art, the exhibition explores this important season of Italian art and documents the profound influence that the works of De Chirico had particularly on Carlo Carra and Giorgio Morandi, as well as the decisive influence they had on the European avant-garde of Dadaism, Surrealism and New Objectivity.

source repubblica.it