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'Sicilian Avenue' proclaim the gold-embossed arches bookmarking each end of this Grade II listed pedestrian cut-through. If you've ever noticed them, chances are it was from the top of a double-decker bus crawling past on Southampton Row or Bloomsbury Way, the two main roads this diagonal street connects. You'd barely notice the signs from the ground.
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Italian police are investigating three organisers of a Modigliani exhibition after all but one of the paintings were shown to be fake.
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If your winter tummy craves the starchy comforts of Italian food, but your palate’s tired of same-old orecchiette with broccoli raab, husband-and-wife chefs Scott Tacinelli and Angie Rito have just the thing for you: Don Angie, their stylish new West Village spot, which offers creative riffs on classic Italian-American dishes.
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This exhibition offers a rare opportunity to experience three masterpieces by Caravaggio, one of the greatest painters of all time, from the Galleria Borghese's renowned collection. The paintings presented provide insight into three crucial stages in Caravaggio's short but intense career.
Michelangelo Merisi, better known as Caravaggio (Italian, 1571–1610), is unquestionably one of the greatest painters of all time. His bold, naturalistic style, which emphasized the common humanity of the protagonists in his works, was both highly admired and controversial among his contemporaries. The Galleria Borghese in Rome is home to the most extraordinary group of Caravaggio’s paintings, spanning his career. This exhibition offers a rare opportunity to experience three masterpieces from this renowned collection. The paintings presented provide insight into three crucial stages in Caravaggio's short but intense career.
Featuring works from the Getty Museum's collection by Giovanni Battista Lusieri, and Canaletto, this exhibition captures the essence and spirit of Italy.
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.
SpeakItaly and Risotteria Melotti are glad to invite you on January 21, 2017 at 12:30pm for a two hour lunch, just like the Italian tradition dictates. Get ready for authentic Risotto! The Melotti Family farm produces the finest qualities of Italian rice which grows in a region south of Verona. All rice-based dishes are 100% gluten free and they represent the Italian excellence in making risotto.
The simplicity of the preparation and the great company will make your experience so cool that you will look forward for the next event to follow. This lunch will have all the Italian flavor and scent that you would want to call it "the real deal". This is for ALL lovers of Italy, and if you speak Italian, well...even better since it could be a great opportunity to practice. 3 course meal + 1 glass of wine. Cost: $45 including gratuity and tax
Space is limited. Purchase your ticket and write it down on your calendar. We look forward to spending lunch with you and for now: Buon Appetito! (in anticipo)
To start, we'll make the traditional Sicilian eggplant dish, Caponata and bake fresh bread to go with it. Then the class will create two pasta classics - baked macaroni with hard boiled eggs and Spaghetti, made traditionally on the Torchio, in Sunday gravy loaded with homemade meatballs & sweet Italian sausage. To finish...biscotti and almond cookies for dessert $59.99