Italian Government Tourist Board - North America


 Italy News #8 - April 2, 2007

 Dϋrer fascinates Italy

Rome, Scuderie del Quirinale


Through June 10, 2007

 Few artists in the world merit such an eminent place in art history as Albrecht Dürer (Nuremberg, 1471-1528). Indefatigably creative, he was the quintessential German: fascinated with rules and precision, but also with mathematics and the mysteries of the universe...

“Dürer and Italy” investigates the artist’s complex relationship with Italy, one marked by a deep and mutual influence. Two hundred works of art celebrate Dürer’s great nostalgia in this exhibition that displays the multitalented artist’s gift as a painter, sketcher and watercolor expert. On one hand, the show considers how much Dürer was deeply affected by the great Italian art, as demonstrated by his work showcased alongside masterpieces by Leonardo and Mantegna. On the other hand, it shows, in turn, Dürer’s influence on Italian artists such as Raffaello, the Carracci and Caravaggio, just to name a few.

 Tiepolo. Art and devotion


Milan, Museo dei Beni Culturali Cappuccini


Through July 1, 2007


The idea for this exhibition stemmed from a wonderful discovery among the works collected by the Museo dei Beni Culturali Cappuccini. The discovery consists of 14 prints depicting the Stations of the Cross made by Giandomenico Tiepolo in 1749, a year after the artists completed an oil canvas on the same theme for the Church of San Polo in Venice. The prints, still in their original frames, have been restored specifically for this exhibition, which sets out to showcase this depiction of the Stations of the Cross within the cultural and artistic context in which it was conceived, as a work of art and devotion, in a parallel journey to portrait the masterpiece’s historical and devotional value.

Theatre anyone? - Naples


Naples, Castel dell’Ovo, Mostra d’Oltremare e Litorale flegreo


March 31- November 1


Created to bring together the most important theater personalities and the emerging new artists with Naples as a backdrop, this theatrical project is organized in 3 parts: March 31 and April 1  “Scherzi dell’amore”; June 23 and 24 “Suggestioni per la notte di San Giovanni”; October 31 and November 1, “Territori sotterranei”.

 Wolf Weekend: tracking the wolf


Maiella National Park, Campo di Giove (L’Aquila)


April 13/14/15,  20/21/22,  23/24/25, 2007


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Participants spend two days and two nights completely immersed in the natural wonders of this incredible park in the company of an expert guide tracking wolves in an effort to get to know more closely this fascinating animal. Night excursions are planned to listen to the wolves’ howling. Participants stay in mountain huts in the woods with all equipment provided.

 Roma opens its doors to European art


Rome, Palazzo del Quirinale


Through May 20, 2007


In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Treaties of Rome, the Salone dei Corazzieri  hosts an exhibition to showcase 27 great works, one from each of the European Union member countries. The show, first in its kind, highlights the richness and uniqueness of the European cultural heritage. Giorgio Napolitano, President of the Republic of Italy, inaugurated the event on March 23 in the presence of many illustrious opinion makers, from Italy and Europe. Among the works on display: “The Arrival of Louis-Philippe at Portsmouth” by Turner, “Villa Medici in Rome” by Velázquez, “The Thinker” by Rodin, “Portrait of a young man” by Titian, a Kore from the Acropolis of Athens, “Reclining woman” by Schiele and “Portrait of Jakob Muffel” by Dürer.



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