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Reflections of the sea

Today and in the twenty-first century landscape painting of the sea appears as a genre out of fashion. Many of us have grown up seeing in the walls of their homes or other reproductions of landscapes elegiac images of marine life. Most of the paintings sold in department stores, whether they are originals or reproductions, depict landscapes untouched and beautiful. With this collective are belittled previous comments, indeed canceled, the 10 artists: Elio Agelli, Sabrina White, Fabio Massimo Caruso, Barbara Ghisi, Pierluigi Skinny, Titian Marchioni, Bettina Patermo, Ornella Pedrotti and Gilberto Piccinini show that the art of seascape has its own continuity and completely original, not wanting to imitate the past, but want to look into the future, despite the past in some of them was surely the school. Their eyes are a world of quiet, peaceful and sometimes restless and turbulent, but permaso by the beauty of God's creation, that a careless eye may be kitsch, customary law. Instead show a search in the landscape, a view, a view, a refuge, these artists, unknowingly, are looking for high points from which scan the sea to sight angles or scenes to hide. The artist, then, is the one who arranges the event, but it is the observer who must implement. The painter, photographer, printmaker, is the feeling that high test instant that creates the landscape. The eye wanders over the sea, the look is completely relaxed, not fixed never too long in one place, the edges of the visual field are as much as the filter. It seems for a moment, the self coincides with what is assimilated.
Understand the landscape is not only observe, but also know that it can feed our imagination and our dreams, which can be a place of revelation. A stormy sea, a traveler lost in the sea, the fishermen unload the goods from the boats, the waves that break on the coast, the quiet of a sea of ​​deep blue, do not seem to make up our minds but to appeal to our emotional enthusiasm, involving us in fascinating visual explorations. Just landscape painting responds to a historical development of sensory perception and sensitivity. The seascape is not in any way disturbs our mental processes, indeed encourages reflection. The world of art is not intended to reflect, in a more or less mimetic varied and colorful natural environment. Right on the relationship between landscape and marine observer would bring the artist's words Vija Celmins, which depicts in its panels the immeasurable depths of space and also the ocean and seas involving the audience: "My works do not exist in a world itself. They are created for the observers to come to life ... in need of an interest, and by that I mean the participation of visual space. " The participation of the observer is crucial painters do not create a "real" space as do architects draw up an experience of the space that the observer himself has put in place.
Even the landscape historically has had its difficulties. During the Renaissance, the official judging, regarding landscape were unflattering. Leon Battista Alberti relegated to the lower levels of the hierarchy painting: "The landscapes, water, fish and ports, which represent the trades, soothe the people, because they are cowards and are unrelated to the severity of his public life ... The work, which is necessary for the survival can only be represented with the amused laugh of comedy, or the sweetness of the grotesque. " As the arts acquired the confidence to compete with the human sciences noblest, genres such as landscape, which seemed to require less effort intellectual, were relegated to an inferior status. When the Dutch painters, in contract with the Italian Renaissance, began to promote the visual impressions at the expense of the themes and idealized diverged more and more issues of landscape, such as marine, from their seats academic art popes dismissed these images as free of significance, since that brightened only the eye and not the intellect. The official verdict on the landscape and the sea is only one side of the coin, the other side of the immense benefit of the public that this pictorial genre enjoyed for centuries disavowed the academic cliché. In the eighteenth century, the landscape is imbued with changes, you have the desire to grow more and more burning sensations, feelings and atmospheres.
The sea is a favorite subject for artists of yesterday and today as the 10 players in this group: Elio Agelli, Sabrina White, Fabio Massimo Caruso, Barbara Ghisi, Pierluigi Skinny, Titian Marchioni, Bettina Patermo, Ornella Pedrotti, Gilberto Piccinini and Stefano Tosi, both for its deep and endless suggestions, and for being the scene of activity inseparable from the path of man has been the scene of conquest, war, trade, scientific investigation.
In this collective feedback unconditional love by these artists of this great expanse of water, each with its own expression marina. A group of them approaches a serene calm painting, where the sea is calm and flat, lead us to reflect on life, to contemplate the work that is proposed to us. The second group represents the troubled sea, in a storm, with swirling waves that ripple, overwhelming our gaze, or represented by abstract lines that overwhelm that collide with each other. We feel a sense of anxiety and labyrinth from which it is easy to get out.
Finally, the third group of works in which he finds the living being: animal or person, taking in a stage, whether outside observers who attend the show. But what matters is that all these works make us able to provoke feelings.

Mara Campaner

Floating Life & Art Events Mazzoleni are pleased to announce the new partnership: "Art on holiday"

The world of art and culture blend perfectly with clients who love to surround the "sense of beauty" represented by a holiday full of charm and full of emotions such as spent aboard a yacht Floating Life.
Andrea Pezzini, CEO of Floating Life, commented:
"The world of boating born from a passion that combines the navigation in different espressini of style and comfort of a motor yacht, to the most engaging of sailboats. This great diversity has allowed fans to get closer to this reality with different approaches, but with a single goal: to live a unique and unforgettable emotions. This is the spirit with which I founded Floating Life. Our mission, in fact, is expressed in realizing the dreams of our customers. "
Mario Mazzoleni, CEO of Art Events Mazzoleni, expressed the following thought:
"Bringing the Arts on holiday" has for some years our slogan. The Art of the best Italian artists, the works of great masters such as Salvador Dali and Pablo Picasso, to name names, will be on display in locations of great prestige. The partnership with Floating Life is proof that, in addition to choosing the best artists and the best location display, choose the best partner. Our artists "go up" on the fleet of Floating Life with an excellent magazine. Contemporary art and the fantastic world of sailing, a new combination to serve our loyal customers. "
The calendar of events:
HOTEL PARK OF PRINCIPLES (Rome), exhibition of sculptures by Dali Salavador, in April.
FORTE VILLAGE RESORT SARDINIA exhibition of 25 Italian artists and show in different exhibition of Dali Picasso, Chagall, Rodin, from July to September.
CASTLE RESORT CONVENT SIENA permanent exhibition of emerging artists collective Italians.
Hotel Arte ST.MORITZ Dali exhibition until March 30.
Floatig Life & Art Events Mazzoleni are honored to offer you a new interpretation of Art and the journey to be savored every moment of your life with new emotions and feelings to remember.

Poetry, literature and art in Bolsena

Success for the review. Here are all the winners.

A successful 7 ^ artistic and literary review which paid tribute to Bolsena, a corner of Italy rich in history and tradition and a landmark and attraction. Its lake of volcanic origin, is the largest in Europe. A two-day art and culture organized by the cultural San Domenichino in collaboration with the Arts "The Square" in Viareggio, inserted in a touring every year takes place in several Italian cities, with the intention of creating new and qualified cultural relations with the different historical-artistic national. At the opening of the exhibition in the Sala Cavour of the historic town of Bolsena and the awards ceremony at the Columbus Hotel, was attended by the Mayor Paolo Dottarelli, Councillor for Culture Jacinta Monachello and Vice President of the Province of Viterbo Paul Equitani that led the salute applauding the initiative with the hope that it will continue. The jury Franco Pedrinzani (chairman), Manrico Texts, Bruno Gifts, Bruno and Stefania Cosignani Palagi (secretary) would like to congratulate the artists for the high quality of the works presented in the exhibition and that, as required by regulation, classified by assigning premiums relief then delivered to the various authorities in the cozy conference hall at Columbus overlooking the beautiful Lake of Bolsena. Graphic arts-painting and sculpture the most important awards went to important artists in the Italian painter of the sea including Gilberto Piccinini.


The colors of the landscape

It opened on Saturday, September 8th, the exhibition "The colors of the landscape" with the artists: Alecto Sarah Beth John, Bortolussi Andrea Bovi Roberto, Francesco Caruso, Cosseddu Francis, Marco De Francesco, Delsoldato Romano, Alessandro Di Cola, Di Giacomo Carlo , Paola Doria, Inihcorr, Julia Martin, Massarenti Gianfranco, Mirri Fiorenzo, Ninotti Nino Franco Padovan, Relationship Fausto, Gilberto Piccinini, Luca Raimondi, Pamela Rota, Richard Salvatore, Star Mark Svagelj Sara, Carmine Verre
Landscape painting responds to a historical development of sensory perception and sensitivity, is part of a history of the reception. The landscape as a subject of art, does not disturb in any way our mental processes, rather favors the inflection, even when our thoughts seem to offer some "resistance" to its surface stimuli. This genre of painting has to do, in a fascinating way, with images of the world, who in turn give expression to cultural peculiarities. There is no tree, rock building, running water, sky, rocks nor blade of grass that does not require specific studies. The landscape artist to create a work of art must transcend their knowledge of forms and phenomena through the absolute mastery that allows him to understand, and then to make a pictorial level, the emotions and the feelings that it contains, which suggests . In a landscape forms of reality would be very little "artistic" if nature is not the imbevesse of its character and its phenomena generating visual impressions and above all moods. Is essential in these works claim the quality of the observation and the imagination, combining the realistic look with intuition so subjective and defending the need for narrative and important topics introducing the notion of "credibility" designed to frame the strong potential derivative of creative invention. Nicolas Poussin "art is not the same thing as nature." His thinking was that art, identifying materially, formally and carnally with nature, does not in any way omit the infinite possibilities of invention of the mind and sensibility of man. In all the works of these artists manifests an aesthetic reality that consists of four things: matter, the idea, the structure and style, matter assimilated by the look realistic flow on the nature and the idea completely contained and expressed by ' imagination of the artist, the structure and style, all brought experience, from trade and from work. The artists interpret nature spontaneously and according to their own personal feelings, detaching completely from what is known by old masters and contemporary painters. It is clear that in the context of landscape, just like in real life, human intervention: fields, paths, mills, villages, bridges and pastures increasingly complemented by the rivers and forests and uncultivated plains, glades and hills, contemporary painters enrich their description of a landscape or moral philosophical discourse latent developed its own right in opposition to these different kinds of matter.

Show Seductions Landscape

It has just ended collective that brought together 18 artists from different backgrounds united by a love for nature and a high artistic level. With this service we intend to maintain the visibility of the exhibits and transform the participation of artists from a simpler time in an episode that will last long in our archive.We dismissed the paintings exhibited with great sadness. I confess that there were in love and we have returned reluctantly. We then decided to keep the memory in our database with the creation of a video that could reproduce all the paintings accompanied by a brief comment. But there was enough: Licinia Visconti, who also used the professional photos, wanted to develop a more personal and archival video less mounting the images according to a strict alphabetical order, but taking into account the similarities between the various works.During this work we realized that our understanding of the exhibitions is characterized by a deep sympathy for us and that they do not end when we prepare packages for return shipment, but we remain in the soul. Hence the decision to take forever to document our installations with two different types of video was a very short step. From now on, all the artists who will rely on the XXI Century Art Gallery will benefit from a service objective documentation and interpretation of their work conducted in terms of images, that the next time will be accompanied by the comment of an entry off.These works will be released on Youtube, Vimeo and other television media to provide participants with the highest possible visibility and projected back in time and space the memory of their performances Savona.Here is a thought about the artist Gilberto Piccinini sea:Gilberto Piccinini was born and lives in Milan, but he is a man of the sea. Do not know the spirit of tourists fleeing the smog of the big city for a day of beach, but he lives in the spirit of those who breathe the scent of the sea, who wants to penetrate the mystery of its immensity, which is under skies glittering with slow waves crashing along the coast and eternal, a limit against which struggle without end. Only rarely do the waves are raging violently, and then the sky and sea seem to unite in a tremendous threat. The cliffs are opposed to the fury of the waters that are unique in their characteristics of pure invention Piccinini has found an extraordinary narrative motif, consisting of huts clinging to the rocks. Houses have approached each other like one o'clock in the oldest settlements in Anatolia, with houses without doors and windows are the only access route.An extraordinary technique and enduring love for the sea waves are the basis of which seems to feel the weight and high density cloud formations, waves and clouds that seem besieged coastal settlements apparently deserted, as if an old story he had moved away or exterminated the inhabitants. This theme represents an inexhaustible source of inspiration for Piccinini and the observer is struck by the number of changes: a view from off the coast, the observation point centered on the beaches and reefs that receive the impact of the water, the spurs with their rocky homes caught in the meridian splendor, but more often immersed in incipient darkness. And yet hovels seen from below, incumbent on the observer's point of view, in perspective, or long, or from above. Very small range of colors used, but rich in nuances. In essence we have blue and gray dotted with rare interventions and minutes of red.The results are of extraordinary charm and bring out the poetry of a great lover of the sea, a sort of addicted to painting instead of Conrad's novel.A story about two works on display: in love with the sea, Gilberto Piccinini tells the stories of various canvases in which breathing is often scale plans of the vision to enhance their own particular point of view. His is a calm sea but caught a dark foreboding atmosphere almost of the next outburst of enormous forces. The voice of the sea presents a moment of suspense while the whitening waves and undertow creeps between the edge of the earth and rock dosale which closes the horizon seems to tell old stories such as the shores of the Hellespont Foscolo memory. Look into infinity represents the metaphor of human courage that is not afraid to face strong forces and threatening and builds the sign of its challenge on a rocky outcrop surrounded by the waves. Maybe a distant memory of Bocklin outlines here a group of huts perched on the back of the stone to stand in front of the infinite ocean.

Aldo Pero

Messina - The winners of the "Mare Nostrum Mediterranean"

Prizes were awarded on October 5, 2011 in Messina in the hall of mirrors the winners of the first edition of the national competition "Mare Nostrum", divided into sections of painting, poetry and photography. The event was organized by the Academy of Euro-Mediterranean arts, chaired by journalist and art critic Maria Teresa Prestigiacomo with the support of the province of Messina. Three sections: painting, poetry and photography. The winners received an exclusive creation of Francesco Cosio, goldsmith and silversmith Gullo Jewelry gifts. The event was coordinated by the journalist Maximilian Knights, while the evening was the godmother of the Provincial Councillor Rosalie Danzin, a member of the Culture Committee of the Regional Province of Messina.
Among the guests of honor Archbishop of Messina, Calogero La Piana and the prefect Francesco Alecci. During the ceremony they performed the tenor Giuseppe Mastrojeni, storyteller and folk singer John Messina Argurio and poet Maria Costa, who also received the Academy Award. The lyrics that have won the first edition of the award have been interpreted by the actor and director Nico Zancle. To judge the works submitted to the jury, chaired by Maria Teresa Prestigiacomo and composed of Anna Maria Miceli Mazzaglia, Anna Maria Bellucci, Anna Maria Celi and Enza Partridges.
A win for the poetry section: Clelia Celleghini with "Aleko", Riccardo Melotti and Rosanna Veronesi. Prize for poetry in Sicilian language to Marisa Frasca Rustica.
In the photographic section of the first prize to Maria Luisa Runt, the second to Richard Sanchini and third prize ex-aequo with Angela and Emilio Coral Bar.
Finally, the painting section, the first prize "Akela went to Celleghini Clelia, the second prize ex aequo Nadia Misci Conter and Gilberto Piccinini, while the third prize was awarded to Marisa Bellini. Special prize for the youngest artist to Faustina Aurora Dibenedetto and special mention to Grace Badari.
Santino Irrera journalist, editor of the online journal "The new money," went an award of merit for his constant efforts to support initiatives of the academy.
The President of the Association Jack - Section Messina, Domenico Venuti, was named an honorary co-chair of the "Euro-Mediterranean Academy of the Arts Award - 2012 Edition".
The award is in memory of Anna Moleti Belfast and is based in the charming Villa Hauser-Greta Garbo, the Bay of Taormina.
In the 2009 edition, the award "Euro-Mediterranean Academy of Arts" was assigned to the actor Gianpiero Ciccio, for the Theatre, Music for Renzo to Gianni and Giorgio Fratantonio for television journalism.

The artist of the sea Gilberto Piccinini on "Monnalisa" Italian Art Magazine

Editor Barbara Durante


Monnalisa is a passion and a need. It is the urgent need to emphasise the beauty and creativity of Italy. Monnalisa is the need to contend with a cultural melting pot where diversity always enriches. Monnalisa is the desire to learn and to assimilate those cultural contributions that develop nations as much as individuals. Through Monnalisa let us take you on a journey throughout our land and our long history, a voyage of warmth, art, craft, passion and the pursuit of detail. We want Monnalisa to become a reference point, providing expert insight into everything concerning art, culture and all those products that are genuinely Italian. We couldn't pass up the opportunity to include an article on the fortress which will host the event "Arte al Castello - Dono per la Vita" and to introduce you some of the artists who took part in the first exhibition in particular the artist of the sea Gilberto Piccinini ........

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The sea-painter Gilberto Piccinini received prize at the Burlamacco 2011
The Art and Literature show "Homage to Burlamacco" organized by the cultural associations "San Domenichino" and "Quadrato" has become 25 this year. The event brought to the fore writers and painters who met at the Hotel Dune in Lido di Camaiore to pay homage to the 2011 Carnival with their works. Among the numerous painters Gilberto Piccinini was awarded the "1st Special Giury Prize" and the "Gold Medal" for his seascapes, paintings rich in emotions and evocative power. His work has captured the public's interest and the critics' apprciations.
In Exhibition: the sea
Gilberto Piccinini has made the sea the predominant theme of his work, paintings that with every refracting lights recall the sea in all its infinity. He has a passionate love for Liguria and its coasts despite being born and spending his working life in Milan

The artist's paintings, winner of many domestic and international prizes are exhibited permanently at the International Gallery in Viareggio, The Mercadante in Levanto, The National Gallery in Cortona

Gilberto Piccinini: The artist of the sea

What do the International Gallery of Viareggio, The Mercadante of Levanto and The National Gallery of Cortona have in common?

All three are housing a Permanent Exhibition of some of the most beautiful paintings of Gilberto Piccinini, the milanese artist , who dedicated much of his poetry to the sea and his lifelong vocation

Despite being born in Milan where he lives and works, he has never hidden his love for the ligurian coasts, the artistic representation of which has led to many paintings characterized by an infinit variety of lights and colours

Winner of Italian and International prizes, Piccinini could be considered a spokesman of the sea, releasing and evoking all of its power and emotion

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