08/07/2021 - 29/08/2021
The Fondazione Museo del Tessuto di Prato dedicates the exhibition Turandot e l'Oriente fantastico di Puccini, Chini e Caramba, to the suggestion of Orientalism in the first decades of the 20th century. The sets, theatrical dresses, ornaments and stage jewelry are those used in Giacomo Puccini's Turandot, from the collection of soprano Iva Pacetti, designed by costume designer Luigi Sapelli, better known as Caramba. There are also some oriental objects conserved at the Museum of Anthropology and Ethnology, donated by Galileo Chini in 1950, which, at the beginning of the 1900s, represented the fascination of the exotic. It was Chini himself who conceived the set design for the theatrical premiere of the unfinished opera, staged at the Teatro della Scala on April 25, 1926. The musical direction was entrusted to Arturo Toscanini. The collaboration of the Archivio Storico Ricordi of Milan has made it possible to present the original poster of the opera, which has become an icon of attention to oriental art, in a synthesis of reality and scenic fantasy. On Thursday, July 8, 15, 22 and 29, at 9 p.m., there is a free guided tour of the exhibition for the sole cost of the museum entrance fee. Reservations required.
The title of the exhibition just opened in Venice on the Island of San Giorgio, for the initiatives promoted by le Stanze del Vetro, highlights the close link between Venetian glassmaking and light: reflected, projected, diffused by lumiere and panels of various shapes and sizes. Symbolic icons of the exhibition are the imposing veil, from […]
It was presented last September 15 at the Museo Civico Archeologico in Milan on the occasion of The Italian Glass Weeks running until September 28, 2022. Gioielli di Vetro dalla Preistoria al III Millennio (Glass Jewelry from Prehistory to the Third Millennium) edited by Bianca Cappello and Augusto Panini is not only an elegant volume […]
Setsuko, an internationally renowned Japanese painter, presents her exhibition Into the Trees II at the Gagosian gallery in Rome. The artist, who has lived in Rome for a long time and currently combines the tranquility of the mountain landscape in Switzerland with the liveliness of the Paris atelier in Astier de Villatte, where she creates […]
We have important plans for the coming year: to increase the number of young artisans to be trained, to strengthen scientific research and publishing activities, and to organize events that will allow art masters to have greater and greater visibility. Establish European-level partnerships to better and better promote Italian art crafts. Now you can help […]