Month: July 2009

Chase Art Collection for the first time in Milan

Until September 15th, Milan‘s Royal Palace of art and culture placed in Piazza Duomo, will host for the first time in Italy, the unique art exhibition “Chase Art Collection”.

 

We are talking about an American art collection, which gathers works created by renowned artists, such as Andy Warhol, Jeff Koons and many others.

 

A unique collection, which was born in 1959 from an idea of

Splendour & Reason. Art in Eighteenth-Century Florence

This summer, the wonderful Uffizi Gallery in Florence will host until 30th September a really unique exhibition entitled “Il Fasto e la Ragione. Arte del Settecento” (“Splendour and Reason. Art in 18th Century”).

As one can clearly deduce from the title, the exhibition traces a complex historical itinerary which starts from the first paintings ordered by Cosimo 3rd and by Ferdinando de’ Medici, until the arrival of the Enlightenment king Leopold, Duke of Lorraine, and of the first foreign purchasers to Tuscany.

Therefore, this is a not-to-be-missed occasion for analysing the interesting evolution of taste and painting techniques starting from the splendour and the eccentricity of the late Baroque movement, until the classic ideals belonging to the 18th century Neoclassicism and the famous “Grand Tour” of the artists.

In addition, the whole exhibition has been organized by very important personages,

Milan pays homage to the Woodstock Generation

On the occasion of 40th anniversary of the notorious Woodstock Festival, Milan Triennial organizes until 20th September a special exhibition entitled “Woodstock – The After Party”, in honor of all the generations belonging to the last 40 years who have a great passion for rock music.

 

As commonly known, the Festival took place for the first time in August 1969 in Bethel (a town located in the State of New York) and lasted for 3 days during which there were great international artists like Jimi Hendrix and Santana.

 

In addition, the concert is considered by many to be a great historical landmark of 70′s America, because it gave life to the Woodstock Nation, a sort of youth generation / movement which strongly opposed to any kind of social obligation, by defending their ideals of freedom, peace and love.

 

This event is not just a simple commemoration of one of the most important

Become an Archaeologist for one day: in Rome!

For the summer 2009, the city of Rome suggests a very interesting project: several particular guided tours and visits to the most famous archaeological sites in the wonderful capital. The initiative, supported by the Superintendence of Cultural Heritage of Rome, is called “Archeologia d’Estate” (“Archaeology in Summer”) and it will take place until 30th September (but in the month of August).

 

The goals that the city of Rome wants to reach through the project “Archelogia d’Estate” are very remarkable. On this occasion in fact, both Roman citizens and foreigners are invited to observe for the first time forgotten places, but also tourists from all over the world will have the chance to put themselves in the shoes of professional archaeologists for one day in a very original way.

 

In addition, the event was conceived for a valid reason:

The Redeemer’s Day Makes Venice Shine Once Again

As tradition would have it, every third Sunday of July the wonderful background of San Marco’s basin in Venice celebrates the Redeemer’s Day. We are talking about one of the most beloved historical events by Venetians, also thanks to the historic reason which got this event started, dating back to July 1577.

On that date in fact, the plague was overcome in Venice: that awful infectious disease affected the Serenissima about in 1575, reducing enormously its population.

Then, in order to glorify the Lord who saved the citizens, the doge Venier ordered to build a temple in honor of Christ the Redeemer on the Giudecca island, one of the most known islands in the lagoon.

Also this edition summer 2009, which will take place on 18th and 19th July, schedules really several events.

On Saturday 18th, at 7 PM there will be the wonderful inauguration of the votive bridge (a floating structure on boats, 330 m long) which