Tuesday, 26 January 2016

Byzantine art in eastern Sicily

In a period of the Middle Ages, in eastern Sicily, Byzantine art has left some evidence. In some areas the monks had many relationships with Eastern Christians.
After the Arab domination had been a bit 'of Byzantine culture. The Norman kings to decorate their beautiful churches asked often the collaboration of many artists of the Byzantine school.

We publish some interesting photos.

fresco in Syracuse, crypt San Marziano 
photo by Susanna Valpreda

fresco of St. Barbara in Pantalica necropolis (read wikipedia)
photo by Susanna Valpreda

On these topics a book written in Italian is also acquirable on Amazon

Susanna Valpreda: Sikelia-In Sicilia orientale nel periodo bizantino
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Tuesday, 12 January 2016

Tranquillo Cremona and other bohemian italian artists

Scapigliatura is the name of an artistic movement which developed in Italy after 1870. Now in Pavia they are organizing an exhibition mainly devoted to the painter Tranquillo Cremona and others.

a picture of the painter-photo press office ViDi

This exhibition will be open during the period 26 February to 5 June 2016 in Pavia, in the Stables of the Visconti Castle.

In the castle, tourists can also see the works of Daniel Ranzoni and Luigi Conconi.
For those who have never been to Pavia it is certainly an opportunity to visit many important monuments of Pavia and also the famous Certosa ( Charterhouse). The old and beautiful monastery is about 8 km from the city.
Even the Visconti castle has an interesting structure.

the Visconti castle 

the city and the park- Photos by Salento81 from wikipedia