FLORENCE: LEONARDO DA VINCI’S ADORATION OF THE MAGI HAS RETURNED TO UFFIZI GALLERY AFTER RESTORATION

Leonardo da Vinci’s Adoration of the Magi has recovered much of its original colouring after a painstaking restoration. The artwork has returned to Florence’s Uffizi Gallery after being taken to the Opificio Delle Pietre Dure institute for restoration in 2011 due to serious deterioration of the surface.
The painting will be the star of a special show opening on Tuesday after the restoration conducted with the help of the financial support of the Amici degli Uffizi (Friends of the Uffizi) association.

The panel was commissioned from the Augustinian Friars for the church of San Donato in Scopeto in 1481. The artist left it unfinished after moving to Milan in 1482, prompting the friars to ask Filippino Lippi to produce another altarpiece on the same subject. That work was completed in 1496. Leonardo’s painting, the biggest survivor panel of the master at 246 x 243 cm, was housed at the Benci family’s properties in Florence for some time before entering the Medici collections.

THAT ASTONISHING WORLD ON A WASTE CONTAINER: PICTURES FROM A “VISUAL ART” EXPERIENCE

 

This video presents images of a “visual art” experience I led with students of “Sylos” School Institute in Bitonto (Bari, Italy) directed by prof. Angela Maria Mangini. For my project-research named “Lacer/actions”, I guided them through the streets of the city, to discover that even a waste container hides an astonishing world, as shown in the clip…

Immagini di un’esperienza “visuale” che ha coinvolto gli studenti dell’IC “Sylos” di Bitonto, diretto dalla prof.ssa Angela Maria Mangini, nel contesto del mio progetto-ricerca Lacer/azioni. Ho ha guidato gli allievi per le vie della città, a scoprire che anche un cassonetto dei rifiuti nasconde un mondo…”sbalorditivo”, come appunto mostrato nel video.

 

 

 

NOTTINGHAM CELEBRATES “THE GHOST BUS”: GREAT DAY AT THE CITY COUNCIL HOUSE WITH THE LORD MAYOR

 

Guest Writer: MARYSIA ZIPSER, Act Group 

Photos: Marysia Zipser, Roberto Alborghetti, Christopher Frost, Jeanie Barton, Caron Jane-Lyon

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On Friday 10th March, Nottingham City and Beeston welcomed Roberto Alborghetti, celebrated author, journalist, visual artist and official biographer of Pope Francis, on the occasion of the 3rd public showing, and second anniversary, of THE GHOST BUS short film.

The film entitled ‘Epic Voyage’, produced and presented by Roberto in collaboration with Bartons plc and ACT Int’l Group (Art Culture Tourism), was first shown in March 2015 at Bartons, Chilwell, gaining impressive recognition and publicity in Nottingham and around the world. Its second public showing and Italian premiere took place at Piancastagnaio, Siena Province in October 2015.

The GHOST BUS and Roberto returned on Friday for a series of presentations. The first showing took place at Nottingham City Council House (Members Lounge) after Roberto had the pleasure to meet and talk with the Lord Mayor of Nottingham, Councillor Mohammed Saghir, in his Parlour.

The Lord Mayor sent this message to Roberto: “Thank you so much for coming out to visit our city, one of the best in the World. I am glad you enjoyed your visit and am looking forward to welcoming you whenever you visit our city again. Look after yourself and take care. Regards, The Right Worshipful The Lord Mayor of Nottingham, Councillor Mohammed Saghir. You are always welcome Roberto!”

Barbara Barton, who accompanied her daughter Jeanie O’Shea, with Roberto, Marysia Zipser (Founder of ACT) and Caron Lyon into the Lord Mayor’s Parlour, said: “I’ve lived in Nottingham all my life and never been to see the Lord Mayor before or even seen the inside of the Council House! My thanks to all concerned as I thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience and the films really made my mind creative as I was seeing things in the patterns and colours which were in my imagination. Fascinating!”

After the showing of the short film, together with Ghost Bus “Seaside Town” (music composed/performed by the Barton family) and “Can I think of Love?” (Colours Nottingham) composed /sung by Jeanie Barton to the colourful images of Nottingham streets captured by Roberto, the few guests were taken on a wonderful tour of the 1929 Council House building.

Then on for more creative space, relaxation and tasty food at THiNK: at Cobden Chambers, Pelham Street, in the city centre, before departing for Beeston and the Ghost Bus films second presentation at Rudyards Tea House in the evening. Ghost Bus friends and guests then took a few steps further up the High Street to L’Oliva, Italian bar & bistro for a relaxed get-together. L’Oliva is now a firm favourite venue of Roberto’s whenever he visits Beeston, as this was his 4th time from Italy.

The GHOST BUS Project has been travelling and spanning bridges across UK – Italy since 2015, and now across the world with its sustainable art, cultural and tourism collaborations. The Ghost Bus film trailer says, “Can you believe this Art is from an old bus?” Images of Maps, Lands, Horizons and Skies on the bus are transferred in their natural state into ‘abstract’ art via macro-photographic lens by Roberto Alborghetti. So the visual adventures from the Land of Robin Hood continue…because the road never ends.

  • The Ghost Bus short film was also presentated at Chilwell School thanks to collaboration with the headteacher, Ian Brierly. In the wonderful “Chilwell Arts Theatre” Marysia Zipser lectured on Thursday 9th to all of Year 7s (about 150 x 11 year olds). But this is another story…

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Further information:
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Roberto has just published the 4th volume of his best selling biographical works on Pope Francis: “FRANCESCO”, 2013, 2015, 2017, Editrice Velar, 24020 Gorle BG, Italy.

Also his latest Italian bestseller is called “PRONTO? SONO IL LIBROFONINO! A cell phone tells stories of smombies, smartphones and cyber-bullies, Copyright: 2017 Nuovi Quindici 24020 Gorle BG, Italy

 

USEFUL LINKS: 

artculturetourism@gmail.com

http://www.artculturetourism.co.uk/

https://twitter.com/A_C_Tgroup

http://www.bartonsplc.co.uk/

https://robertoalborghetti.files.wordpress.com/2014/12/press-release-the-ghost-bus-project-2015.pdf

https://robertoalborghetti.wordpress.com/the-ghost-bus-project/

https://robertoalborghetti.wordpress.com/about/

THE LAND OF ROBIN HOOD CELEBRATES “THE GHOST BUS”: SPECIAL DAYS AT NOTTINGHAM CITY COUNCIL HOUSE AND IN BEESTON

Two years after the film premiere at Bartons Plc, the “Ghost Bus” is back to the Land of Robin Hood with two days that celebrate the success of a visual art project born and developed in Nottingham, Chilwell and Beeston by Roberto Alborghetti, Simon Barton (Bartons Plc), Marysia Zipser and ACT Group (Art Culture Tourism). It’is another opportunity to approach and the “Ghost Bus” and its amazing world. Here are the key moments of the program curated by Marysia Zipser

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Friday 10th March

12.00 – 12.30    Meet and talk with Lord Mayor of the City of Nottingham at Nottingham City Council House and presentation to Roberto of 1929 book published for the official opening.

Presentation by Roberto to the Lord Mayor of one of his best selling volumes of Pope Francis.  With Photo Call

12.30 – 13.30   Presentation by Roberto Alborghetti and 3rd public showing of THE GHOST BUS film and showing of “Can I Think of Love?” by Jeanie Barton (Colours of Nottingham Streets)  FREE ENTRY by invitation EventBrite/Facebook & email

Venue:  Members Lounge (now called the ‘Weddings Registry’ room)  50 pax allowed + few extra if need be. With Projector and screen in situ

13.30 – 14.00   For Roberto, Tour of the Council House completed 1929, and opened by HRH Prince of Wales (later King Edward VIII and the Duke of Windsor) on 22 May 1929                      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nottingham_Council_House

14.30 – 15.30    Press Conference with invited journalists/writers                       Photo Call

Venue:  THInk: Creative meeting space in Nottingham city centre, Cobden Place, Cobden Chambers, off Pelham Street, Nottingham NG1 2ED

http://www.thinkinng.org/   Contact: Jeanne and Emma, Directors of THINK:

 

Back to Beeston

18.00 – 19.30    2 showings/sittings of 25 pax each  of

THE GHOST BUS short film & showing of video “Can I Think of Love?” by Jeanie Barton (Colours of Nottingham Streets),   (Total 17 mins)

Venue: RUDYARDS TEA HOUSE, High Street, Beeston    FREE ENTRY by invitation EventBrite/Facebook & email

18.20     1st showing/allocated seating

18.55     2nd showing/allocated seating

From 19.00 –     MEET AND GREET Roberto Alborghetti at

Venue:  L’OLIIVA, High Street, Beeston – Bar/bistro/Italian specialities

O/Night The Star Inn, Beeston

 

Saturday 11th March

10.00 – 12.00    Invitation to BEESTON residents to come and talk with Roberto, at The Star Inn, The Snug Room

 

For Infos: Marysia Zipser, Founder/CEO Art Culture Tourism, Beeston, Nottingham, UK, Mob:   07899 798487.

 

artculturetourism@gmail.com

 

http://www.artculturetourism.co.uk/

https://twitter.com/A_C_Tgroup

 

USEFUL LINKS

https://robertoalborghetti.files.wordpress.com/2014/12/press-release-the-ghost-bus-project-2015.pdf

https://robertoalborghetti.wordpress.com/the-ghost-bus-project/

https://robertoalborghetti.wordpress.com/about/

 

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EVENTBRITE

 

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-ghost-bus-short-film-returns-act-1-tickets-32538320994?utm-medium=discovery&utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&aff=estw&utm-source=tw&utm-term=listing

PAPER SKIES OVER MILAN / MACRO PICTURES OF DECOMPOSED PUBLICITY POSTERS

Yes, there is an amazing paper sky over Milan… In these video I collected some of the macro images I took walking along the streets of Milan  (Italy). They’re macro and abstract photos of a decomposed publicity poster I saw on an outdoor billboard.  The pictures are part of LaceR/Actions”, a multidisciplinary project and research about the apparent chaos of ripped and decomposed publicity posters, natural cracks, crevices, scratches and urban and industrial signs and tokens (I’ve collected so far about 100.000 photos…).

Transferred on canvases, reproduced on lithographic prints or textiles, re-built on collages or scanned in videoclips, the images of torn and disfigured posters and natural cracks, corrosions and scratches give new meanings and expressions to paper lacerations and matters decompositions. They’re not paintings…They’re Lacer/actions!

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Interested in purchasing these images in exclusive and original copies? Please contact: ro.alb@alice.it ; sandinipaolo@gmail.com

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CELEBRATING “THE GHOST BUS” IN THE LAND OF ROBIN HOOD. MARCH 9-11, 2017 IN BEESTON-NOTTINGHAM

“The Ghost Bus” is back… The amazing visual story about the “old and rusty bus”owned by Barton family is on the road again… We will celebrate the “visual adventure in the Land of Robin Hood” next March, from 9 to 11, in Beeston-Nottingham… Read the draft programme presented by Marysia Zipser founder of ACT – Art Culture Tourism:

The Ghost Bus is back. The draft programma by ACT Group. March 9-11, 2017

The Ghost Bus is back. The draft programme by ACT Group. March 9-11, 2017

 

TEASER TRAILER FOR MY NEW BOOK ABOUT STORIES OF SMOMBIES, SMARTPHONES AND CYBER-BULLIES

Teaser trailer for my new children’s book, written on the phenomenon of mobile phones. Published by I Quindici – historical Italian brand for children’s literature – the book is titled “Pronto? Sono il librofonino” (Hello, this is the cellphonebook). A cellphone tells stories about smombies, smartphones and cyber-bullies. The beautiful drawings were made by Eleonora Moretti, layout and graphics were carried out by Emilia Penati. Around my new book, in the coming weeks, in several Italian cities, public readings and lectures will involve younger audiences debating topics of modern communication.

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Video trailer per il mio nuovo libro per ragazzi, scritto sul fenomeno dei telefoni mobili. Edito da I Quindici – storico marchio italiano per la letteratura infantile – il libro si intitola “Pronto? Sono il librofonino – Un cellulare racconta storie di smombies, smartphones e cyber-bulli”. I bellissimi disegni sono stati realizzati da Eleonora Moretti, l’impaginazione e la grafica sono state curate da Emilia Penati. Attorno al libro sono previste nelle prossime settimane, in numerose città italiane, pubbliche letture e conferenze che coinvolgeranno il pubblico dei giovanissimi sui temi della moderna comunicazione.

Pronto? Sono il librofonino