Showing posts with label Emilia-Romagna. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Emilia-Romagna. Show all posts

Friday, 13 February 2015

Bologna artistic centre

In Bologna, tourists can admire many interesting buildings and beautiful artwork. Many important artists were born in or near Bologna.  Particularly important was the role of the Bolognese painters of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. We remember some names: Guido Reni, Domenichino, the brothers Agostino and Annibale Carracci and their cousin Ludovico, Francesco Albani, Guercino and many others. It is easy that people remain surprises.  Also the cultural institutions of the city often propose interesting art exhibitions and every year in Bologna the ARTEFIERA international fair of modern and contemporary art.

Fountain of Neptune-photo alpav

Santo Stefano basilica -photo Luciano B.

San Petronio basilica-photo Luciano B.

the famous towers of Bologna-photo Patrick Clenet (wiki)

old palace in the center -photo Luciano B

old sculpture by Alfonso Lombardi -photo Luciano B.

Ark of Saint Dominic, the monument containing the remains of Saint Dominic.
Worked on the famous monument many sculptors including the young Michelangelo
photo alpav

fresco by Carracci in old palace -photo by wikipedia

important exhibition "from Cimabue to Morandi from February to May 2015
The exhibition is on view at Palazzo Fava. The curator of the initiative is Vittorio Sgarbi

The Bolognese gastronomy is of course well known .Finally, we must not forget that in the city since the Middle Ages worked a prestigious university.
Articles in Italian to know better:

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Friday, 9 January 2015

Art exhibition in Forlì: Giovanni Boldini

In the city of Forlì is open from February 1 to June 15, 2015 a major exhibition on the paintings of Giovanni Boldini (1842-1931).
This Italian artist attended many artistic circles of Paris and his art is known in Europe. Boldrini was also a friend of Edgar Degas. His paintings are in museums Italian, French,etc.

Party at the Moulin Rouge (1889), Musèe d'Orsay -Paris (photo studio Esseci)

portrait of Madame Charles Max (1896), Musèe d'Orsay -Paris (photo studio Esseci)

La grande rue a Combes la Ville (1873)-Philadelfia Museum of Art (G. W. Elkins collection)  photo studio Esseci

girl sitting in the garden-  photo studio Esseci

Forlì is a nice town of Romagna region with interesting monuments since Roman times. Forli is not far from the Adriatic Sea and the city as Rimini and Ravenna. In San Domenico Museum there are many works of art.

old town

Abbey St Mercurial- photo Perkele

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Thursday, 22 May 2014

Parma, some nice places

Parma is a very nice city in Emilia region. This italian city is very famous for art and for food (ham, cheese, tortellini and more) made ​​by the inhabitants.
Great artists have worked in Parma and tourists must remember the following names: Antelami, Correggio and Parmigianino.
In Parma there are many monuments and several museums. In this blog we expose some photos.

Palazzo della Pilotta

Frescoes in the church of Santa Maria della Steccata
The frescoes representing virgins were painted by Parmigianino

photo- &copy alpav

The painting by Correggio in the cupola of the cathedral

medieval sculpture by Antelami in the cathedral-&copy alpav

cathedral and baptistery (photo by wikipedia -spaceodissey)

The tourists, however, should not forget to visit the church of San Giovanni Evangelista, beautiful rooms painted by Correggio in the monastery of St. Paul, the art gallery, the Farnese Theatre and other landmarks. Tourists who stay several days it is advisable to listen to the opera by Giuseppe Verdi.In the restaurants of Parma there are many good things and maybe some tourists will buy the famous Parmesan cheese or some good jam.
Article in italian language: Parma and baptistery