Italian Government Tourist Board - North America

 NEWSLETTER # 140 - March 16th, 2011

  Masterpieces from the Musee d'Orsay

  Tamara de Lempicka, the Queen of Modern

Roma - March 10th - July 3rd, 2011

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Thursday, March 10, 2011 at 5,30pm, in the setting of the Complesso del Vittoriano, the Secretary of the Ministry of Heritage and Culture Francesco Maria Giro inaugurated the great exhibition called ‘Tamara de Lempicka. La regina del moderno’. It is one of the most comprehensive exhibitions ever produced on the famous and loved Art Deco artist, a symbol of the Modern Style in the Twenties and Thirties. The exhibition features 80 paintings and 40 drawings by Tamara de Lempicka which retrace the artistic journey of the ‘Queen of modern’, as well as pictures and 2 movies of the Thirties in which Lempicka is the star.

  Echoes of Caravaggio in Puglia

 Bitonto (Ba) – March 13th - May 15th, 2011

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Approximately 60 works of religious scenes, mythological, biblical, still lifes, portraits, from private collections, churches and museums tell the whole of Puglia Caravaggio influence in the region since the first decade of the seventeenth century. The exhibition "Echoes of Caravaggio in Puglia ", organized jointly by the Superintendence for the Historical Artistic and Ethno-anthropological Heritage of Puglia and the Museo Provinciale Sigismondo Castromediano Lecce, investigates the way the great Lombard painter through the works of his followers that spread from Naples the style of the teacher in our area.

   "Artigianato e Palazzo"

Firenze – June 13th - June 15th, 2011 

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"Artigianato e Palazzo" is a three days exhibition of approximately 80 craftsmen who recreate their workshops in the beautiful historical garden surrounded by hundreds of lemon trees in terracotta pots and II C.a.d. statues. In these “botteghe” the craftsmen will work and show their skill and secrets explaining ancient and preserved techniques of making bronze, wood, glass, iron, paper, marble objects. This exhibition has been organized since 1995 with the purpose of promoting the ancient work of the artisans and to show as many guilds as possible from gold leafing to jewel making, from printing to pottery, from scents to hat making, from restoration of marble inlaid furniture to glass making.

 

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