Italian Government Tourist Board - North America

 NEWSLETTER # 111 - April 9th, 2010

Rubens and the Flemish

Como - March 27th – July 25th, 2010

On Friday 27th March Villa Olmo opened its doors to visitors interested in Rubens and other Flemish Masters. Peter Paul Rubens lived from 1577-1640 in Antwerp, Belgium and his works of art are well-known for their symbolic picture language and mythology as well as his use of expressive colours. To date his work is still appreciated by thousands of people world wide. Villa Olmo has already held successful art exhibitions for the grand artists; Klimt, Miro', Picasso, Magritte and Chagall which attracted thousands of visitors to Lake Como. With this important exhibition, Villa Olmo has further sharpened its profile in the international art scene.

From Jacopo della Quercia to Donatello

David Di Donatello Prizes

Roma - May 7th, 2010

The David di Donatello Prizes were first awarded in Rome in the spring of spring of 1955. Instituted by a cultural club then called The Open Gate, the aim was to honour the best of each year’s Italian and foreign motion picture production, following the example of the Oscars. Similar prizes had already existed in Italy for some ten years - the “Nastri d’argento” or Silver Ribbons - but these were assigned by film critics and journalists. From the very first, however, the Davids were awarded by the people in the industry, the film-makers themselves: screenwriters, performers, technicians, producers. Then as now, they were flanked by qualified members of society, especially from the liberal professions, althoughtover the years tyhese became progressively fewer as the jury panels began to number former David winners, chiefly movie personalities, which is exactly what happened with the Oscars.

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