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 NEWSLETTER # 103 - December 30th, 2009

Back to Baroque

Napoli - December 12th, 2009 - April 11th, 2010


It is an initiative that tells the story of the Baroque as a passion for life and as a passion for art. It is an event that involves the city of Naples and its environs in a dense program of exhibitions in six of the city’s museums and numerous other initiatives that encompass art, architecture, music and theatre. But Back to Baroque is intended not only to highlight the gains in knowledge and trends in collecting that were sparked by those three exhibitions, but also to focus attention on the many deeply rooted attitudes and practices that characterized Naples in the Baroque era, with consequences that reverberated through the years that followed and up until recent times.

Drawings from the Venetian 19th Century

Venezia - December 19th, 2009 - April 11th, 2010


As part of the program of developing the vast patrimony of its collections, the Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia is presenting a vast exhibition of these drawings at the Correr, most of which are on display for the very first time, the collection of drawings from the Venetian nineteenth century at the Correr is one of the biggest on the graphic scene of that century. It consists in several hundred sheets of different quality and kinds that – maybe because they have been obscured by the fame of the vast collections of drawings from the eighteenth century – have never received the attention they deserved and were thus considered a ‘lesser’ patrimony’ for years and therefore mainly used as a source of documentation.

 "Disegno e Design"

Roma - November 5th, 2009 - January 31st, 2010


From 5 November 2009 to 31 January 2010, in Rome, the Museum of the Ara Pacis, more and more often chosen as the site of design exhibitions, will offer the prestigious setting for the show “Disegno e Design – Italian Patents and Creativity”.
Design and Made in Italy, seen from the designer’s viewpoint: this might sum up the gist of what promises to be one of the most interesting exhibition initiatives in the capital for the fall-winter season, entirely on the production and culture of design.


Cosenza - December 19, 2009 – January 31st, 2010


The exhibition, curate by the scholar Nella Mari, presents the public for the first time with a collection of sixty-five works, realized using different graphic techniques, from graphite to Indian ink, from ink to colored pastel, from watercolor to dry-point. The material is extremely valuable, not only because of the difficulty of finding works by Umberto Boccioni on the antique market, but also because of the aesthetic value that his black and white work occupies in his artistic development. Drawing represents a fundamental moment in the artist's formation and it is exactly from this starting point that "that strongly incisive mark, that succinct definition of the masses that were to become the hallmarks of Boccioni's drawing take shape".


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