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Animal rights advocates are celebrating a move by the Italian parliament on Wednesday to, over the next year, phase out the use of all animals in circuses and traveling shows.
ONE Italian commentator compares them to so many Tarzans, gliding from tree to tree through the jungle of Italian politics. The latest was Giovanni Piccoli.
ITALY should ditch the euro, leave the European Union, walk away from NATO and join forces with Russia, a shocking new book has claimed.
Six decades ago, a 2-1 defeat by Northern Ireland in Belfast meant the Azzurri stayed at home and had to listen to the tournament on the radio.
It’s Italy’s favourite dessert, so it’s probably unsurprising that an Italian person has won the first-ever Tiramisu World Cup. The competition was held recently in Roncade, near Treviso, and 700 people from all over the world competed over two days to make their version of the sweet treat stand out from the others.
Paralympic fencer Beatrice Vio is a veritable sports icon in Italy, a model of courage whose battle against disease, infectious enthusiasm and prowess have won her legions of loyal fans.
The champagne corks had only just stopped popping in Sicily when one of the newly-elected councillors from Silvio Berlusconi's winning coalition was clapped in cuffs for tax evasion, Italy police said on Wednesday.
High water in Venice and an orange alert near Naples: winter is coming to Italy, with a vengeance.
Pope Francis took snap-happy bishops, priests and pilgrims to task on Wednesday, telling them mass was a time for prayer, not an opportunity to whip out camera phones.
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The exhibition is organized in collaboration with the American Academy in Rome, and curated by Christian Caliandro. It is a creative dialog between American and Italian artists, raising from the understanding that parallel ideas are processed and articulated on the two sides of the Atlantic; and that new visions and new ideas are born, and can be created, only from the encounter of different experiences.
Carl D’Alvia, Jackie Saccoccio, Nari Ward, Giuseppe Stampone, Eugenio Tibaldi e Tomaso De Luca - All Rome Prize Fellows and ASV Fellows of the institution in recent years - are committed, through their research, in the construction of works that reflect this philosophy.
The breathtaking UP CLOSE: MICHELANGELO’S SISTINE CHAPEL allows exhibition goers to view one of the world’s greatest artistic achievements: Michelangelo’s renowned ceiling frescoes from the Vatican’s Sistine Chapel, reproduced and artfully displayed in near original size in a format that allows viewers to get face to face with the artists masterpieces. Through an in-depth exhibit of 34 reproductions artfully displayed in an immersive environment, this innovative interpretation allows visitors to experience breathtaking pieces likeThe Creation of Adam and The Last Judgement as only few others have; a perfect experience for those who have seen the pieces in their grandeur in the Vatican City and want a closer look, or have never made the trip but want to experience the wonder and beauty themselves.
Di Donna Galleries is pleased to present Nuvolo and Post-War Materiality 1950–1965, an exhibition curated by Germano Celant that highlights the early career of the Italian artist Nuvolo (né Giorgio Ascani; 1926–2008). The exhibition features 20 works by Nuvolo, most of which have never been seen outside of Italy, contextualized by important works by other artists working in Italy, Spain, France, and the United States following World War II, including Alberto Burri, Ettore Colla, Pietro Consagra, Jean Fautrier, Lucio Fontana, Addie Herder, Piero Manzoni, Conrad Marca-Relli, Manolo Millares, Mimmo Rotella, Angelo Savelli, Salvatore Scarpitta, Toti Scialoja, Antoni Tàpies, and Cy Twombly.
Modigliani Unmasked considers the celebrated artist Amedeo Modigliani (Italian, 1884-1920) shortly after he arrived in Paris in 1906, when the city was still roiling with anti-Semitism after the long-running tumult of the Dreyfus Affair and the influx of foreign emigres. Modigliani’s Italian-Sephardic background helped forge a complex cultural identity that rested in part on the ability of Italian Jews historically to assimilate and embrace diversity. The exhibition puts a spotlight on Modigliani’s drawings, and shows that his art cannot be fully understood without acknowledging the ways the artist responded to the social realities that he confronted in the unprecedented artistic melting pot of Paris. The drawings from the Alexandre collection reveal the emerging artist himself, enmeshed in his own particular identity quandary, struggling to discover what portraiture might mean in a modern world of racial complexity.
The exhibition includes approximately 150 works, those from the Alexandre collection as well as a selection of Modigliani’s paintings, sculptures, and other drawings from collections around the world. Modigliani’s art will be complemented by work representative of the various multicultural influences—African, Greek, Egyptian, and Khmer—that inspired the young artist during this lesser-known early period.
Among the works featured are a mysterious, unfinished portrait of Dr. Alexandre, never seen before in the United States; impressions of the theater; life studies and female nudes, among them the Russian poet Anna Akhmatova; and drawings of caryatids and heads, which are telling of Modigliani’s sculptures, which he created over a five-year period from 1909 to 1914.
Modigliani Unmasked is organized by Mason Klein, Curator, The Jewish Museum.The exhibition was designed by Galia Solomonoff and Talene Montgomery of SAS/Solomonoff Architecture Studio.
Modigliani Unmasked is made possible by The Jerome L. Greene Foundation.
The upcoming exhibit features works by two generations of San Francisco photographers: Alessandro Baccari Sr. (1888 – 1966) and his son Alessandro Baccari Jr. (1928 – ). The exhibit has been designed to explore the development of the creative process and how drama and excitement comes into focus through planned use of light. Each of the photographic images is dramatically unique and reflects the photographers’ insights into composition and design. For Baccari Sr. and his son, creativity is a survival skill and the cutting edge is within one’s mind. As photographers they made up their own laws of composition and in so doing brought originality to their work.