“I’LL HEAL BY MYSELF”: ON LAKE COMO THE PRESENTATION OF THE NEW EDITED BOOK BY ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI – THE EXTRAORDINARY AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF CESARE FUMAGALLI

LENNO, ON LAKE COMO, WILL HOST THE NATIONAL PRESENTATION OF “I’LL HEAL BY MYSELF – THE CESARE FUMAGALLI AUTOBIOGRAPHY” EDITED BY ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI

The first national presentation of the book “Io mi guarirò”“I’ll heal by myself / Cesare Fumagalli Autobiography“- edited by Roberto Alborghetti and published by Marna-Velar, will take place in Lenno (Lake Como, Italy) in the evocative and wonderful Piazza February 11. The meeting will be held on Wednesday August 22, 2012 (starting at 9 pm), in the presence of the protagonist of the book and the editor of the work, as part of summer events promoted by the City of Lenno and the Tremezzina Municipalities Union.

LENNO, ON LAKE COMO, WILL HOST THE NATIONAL PRESENTATION OF “I’LL HEAL BY MYSELF – THE CESARE FUMAGALLI AUTOBIOGRAPHY” EDITED BY ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI

It’s not by accident that “I’ll heal by myself” – a title that can not fail to attract attention from the title – will be premiered in Lenno. Indeed, the volume has been prepared, in his first draft, exactly in Lenno one year ago. The landscape and climate of the beautiful resort on the Lake Como were the background for the preparation of a work that chronicles the life, in some ways extraordinary, of Cesare Fumagalli.

A book, indeed, to tell a human story with often painful and dramatic implications. In his autobiography, Cesare Fumagalli traces the key moments of his seventy years, childhood, the terrible years of war time, the hard work, physical disability, marriage, children, the painful experience, an encounter with his master Pino, recovery, rebirth, trips to the beautiful island of Tonga, the discovery of its ability to massage, the treatment of many people with acupressure, his passion for art and painting, the deepening of Hamer’s German New Medicine, the power and effects of fasting on physical well-being, until the day of those implacable report and diagnosis… A cancer to be surgered ​as soon as possible. Cesare reacted using the knowledge acquired in his experiences, convinced – like Marie Curie said – that in life there is nothing to fear, but only to understand.

IO MI GUARIRO’ (I’LL HEAL BY MYSELF”) – THE BOOK COVER

Fumagalli’s autobiography was titled “I’ll heal by myself”. But there’s nothing to be equivocated. Among the pages you will find nothing miraculous and wondrous, or anything likely to be misled by a painful personal history, weighted and metabolized by that positive energy coming from people who love life. “I’ll heal by myself” – Roberto Alborghetti writes in the opening pages – is a beautiful and intense expression that refers to all that potential that is inherent in every human being, a force that sometimes we forget to hold and put in motion and in play .

” I’ll heal by myself” tells us about an objective reality: we do not need a “miracle”, but a healthy, wholesome personal awareness about our ability to react and re-build. Cesare Fumagalli autobiography reminds us that “going forward” in life, means practicing skills, knowledge and perseverance which – together with faith, the power to dream and hope –  are the key to our evolution.       

Therefore, it’s not to be missed this event in Lenno, on Lake Como, in the beautiful and recently renovated square where the Romanesque Baptistery stands as an ideal setting for a book that is a story of hope and confidence in life.  

 The book is only in Italian language, but Marna-Velar is planning an English version for E-book market.

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ONE OF THE BEAUTIFUL PAINTINGS CREATED BY CESARE FUMAGALLI

VILLA CARLOTTA, WHERE ART AND NATURE MASTERPIECES LIVE TOGETHER IN A PLACE OF RARE BEAUTY

© Photos by SR.M. LUISA ALBORGHETTI

Villa Carlotta in Tremezzo (Lake Como, Italy) is really a place of rare beauty, where masterpieces of nature and art live together in perfect harmony in over 70.000 square meters of gardens and museum.

The beautiful Villa was built at the end of 17th Century in a natural basin between lake and mountains, facing the dolomitic Grignas and the peninsula of Bellagio.

The architect created for the Clericis – a noble and powerful Milanese family – an important but sober building, with an Italian garden decorated with sculptures, stairs and fountains.

In 1801 Gian Battista Sommariva, famous politician, business man and patron of arts, bought the villa. Thanks to him, the villa attained the summit of its splendor and became one of the most important halting-place of the Grand Tour with its collections of art – as the masterpieces of Canova (Amore e Psiche), Thorvaldsen and Hayez – and its fascinating romantic garden.

In the Museum, at ground floor, we may visit the Marble Room, the Plasters Room, the Cameos Room, the Palamede Room, The Wicar Room, the Magdalene Room, the enchanting Eros and Psyche Room, the Romeo and Juliet Room, the Views Room, the Napoleonic Room. At the second floor, we admire the Gallery, Princess Carlotta bedroom, the Red Parlour, the Tapestry Room, the Empire Style Parlour, the Empire Style dining-room, Georg II Room and the bedroom.

In the second half of the Century Princess Marianne of Nassau bought the villa and gave it as a present to her daughter Carlotta in occasion of her wedding with Georg II of Saxe-Meningen. Georg was passionate about botany and made a lot of improvements and new additions to the park that became more and more famous for its botanical richness and the rhododendrons and azaleas spring flowering. They are more than 150 varieties giving an extraordinary flowering which is known all over the world.  In the park we may admire the beautiful Terrace and the Italian Gardens, The Camelias, the Theatre of Greenery, the Rock Garden, the Ferms Valley, the Azaleas, the Rhododendrons Wood, the Bamboos Garden, the Old Garden, the Museum of agricultural tools and a Tower (XIX Century). 

VILLA CARLOTTA FROM THE LAKE

A PLACE OF RARE BEAUTY…COMIN’ SOON

VILLA CARLOTTA – LAKE COMO – ITALY

READ THE ARTICLE POSTED HERE ON AUGUST 7, 2012

https://robertoalborghetti.wordpress.com/2012/08/07/villa-carlotta-where-art-and-nature-masterpieces-live-together-in-a-place-of-rare-beauty/

 

 

 

 

 

WE NEED A FLOWER / SPECIAL PREVIEW: COMPELLING TEXTILE DESIGNS FOR SUMMER FASHION 2013-2014

 

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Summer means colors. Summer means flowers. Flowers and colors are one of the dominant fashion trends for the coming seasons 2013-2014. Bruno Boggia Disegni Studio in Como (Italy) – where they have also created the 3 silk scarves series based on my “Laceractions” images – has seized on all floral suggestions in order to create a kind of coloristic great fresco for his textile design patterns. 

Next summer seasons trends (2013-2014) will give preference to colors and shapes drawn by following flowers and leaves shapes. This photo gallery is a special preview of the new fabrics designs which will be shown by Bruno Boggia during the forthcoming editions of the famous Salon Indigo in Paris (September 19-20, 2012) and of ComoCrea (October 29 and 30, 2012).

SPECIAL PREVIEW, BRUNO BOGGIA DISEGNI COMO, PHOTO BY ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI

PREVIEW ON TEXTILE DESIGN TRENDS FOR FASHION 2014 / “THE RHYTHM OF THE SEASONS”

© Photos by Roberto Alborghetti

At Bruno Boggia Disegni Studio in Como – where has been created my special silk scarves from torn posters images  – eyes are already focused on the next 2013 and 2014 fashion seasons. Bruno and Lucia Boggia, with their collaborators, are working on the possible trends. Textile design usually anticipates dresses and accessories  patterns and often suggests shapes and solutions to fashion stylists. Also at Boggia Studio people raise high the “antennas” trying to be proactive.

I had the way to admire new fabric designs that Bruno Boggia is preparing for summer 2013 collections and for those of winter 2014. “The dominant trends seem to follow the rhythm of the seasons, their colors and their moods – Lucia Boggia says me -. So, warm colors for summer – yellow and green the prevailling ones – and reminding nature colors for winter. We are focusing on the colors of the natural environment, with an eye to the neutral ones we see in woods, fields and lands… In addition to the basic trends, we are working on geometry and floral subjects and on East flavours themes.”

This photo-gallery is a special preview of the amazing new textiles designs coming from Como (Italy). So, let’s dive in this extraordinary combination of colors and shapes. Bruno Boggia Disegni will participate to next Indigo Salon in Paris (September 19-21, 2012) and to forthcomings ComoCrea editions ( June 25-26 and October 29-30, 2012).

IT’S A VERY INDUSTRIAL PICTURE… SNOW, CLOUDS AND PEOPLE ALL SEEM TO DRIFT IN THE SAME DIRECTION

DREAMS & LACER/ACTIONS”: THERAPEUTIC HAIGA # 2 BY ~MEREDITH AND ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI

Faded faces stroll

     the walls of layered living.

    Yesterday softens.

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I saw granite snow

     and touched the oneness.

     Ancient stories freeze.

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Umbrella walkers

     dot the misty,morning streets.

     Tissue clouds bring snow.

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© Artwork Copyright Roberto Alborghetti

© Poem Copyright~Meredith

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This is the second composition created by fellow blogger, Meredith (healingminds@WordPress.com) for a four composition series titled “Dreams & Lacer/actions: Therapeutical Haiga”. Meredith – who lives in Lafayette, Indiana (USA) – shared a preview of my most recent images taken from torn posters and cities walls during my trips in the Netherlands and Italy. And, she began to create verses…

The second “Lacer/actions” art piece which inspired Meredith’s verses comes from a display I saw on a square at Como Lake (Italy). It is natural, and not manipulated or enhanced image.

Meredith wrote this note about the image: “This picture looked both very industrial and like a barren canyon in winter.  Both places may seem bleak but I see life.  Snow, clouds, and people all seem to drift in the same direction, whether moved by snow or racing, tissue clouds. I could not help but make a copy of this photo to run my fingers across as I listened to the whispered tales of mottled surfaces.” 

I thank Meredith for this collaboration which is also a particular experimentation based on colors, images, words, thoughts, emotions and sensorial perception.

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ABOUT MEREDITH

Meredith (www.healingminds.wordpress.com) writes from a rich text based in theater, art, and design training. Also rooted from the soil of personal experience, Meredith writes about mental health and its challenges; her value of developing creative pursuits as part of the equation for living a satisfying life in the face of mental illness and recovery include yoga, dance, writing, and photography. 

Meredith’s professional background began in directing and choreography.  Her education in dance and theater lent equal weight to creating movement and learning projects for school children, grades K thru 12, and mentoring independent theater projects for high school students. When mental illness changed the landscape of her life, Meredith returned to school and redirected her passions toward quieter pursuits in architectural design.  Most recently, her love for writing and well-being generate roomy, new ideas about beauty and life, and she writes about mindful living from a deeper understanding.

LACER/ACTIONS PHOTO GALLERY: THERAPEUTICAL COLORS FOR SPRINGTIME

Fellow bloggers suggested me to gather in a photo gallery all the “Spring Wings” images series that I posted during last week. So, I exceptionally  present eight artworks coming from one of the most astonishing torn posters I ever seen so far during my “Lacer/actions” research about ripped ads and urban signs. It’s a sort of Easter egg ‘s surprise…and a way to thank so many people who appreciate my artworks. That huge torn poster was located in Lecco, a beautiful town on Como Lake (Italy). The incredible actions and re-actions made by time, weather and environmental conditions (rain, light, smog, humidity…) produced a capturing and harmonious mash-up of dyes and shapes. Therapeutical colors for springtime…  Enjoy them!