WAVES OF COLORS, WAVES ON (TORN) PAPERS (VIDEO)

Video created for Lacer/actions project and research about torn and decomposed publicity posters, natural cracks and scratches, industrial and urban decompositions. They’re not paintings, but…simple macro photos of the reality around us: colors and shapes, glue and dust on the lacerated papers of torn publicity posters. Interested in these images for exclusive and original copies? Please contact: funtasyeditrice@gmail.com     

© Roberto Alborghetti

“LAMIAGENDA” IS OUT! HERE IS THE FIRST “VISUAL” SCHOOL DIARY WITH EASYREADING FONT!

“LamiAgenda” is out! Quindici just published it in Italy. My artworks – one collage (Lost Words, reproduced on the cover) and seven abstract photos from my “Lacer/actions” Project – constitute the iconographic elements of  the first “visual” school diary”. “LamiAgenda” is all printed in EasyReading font. Internationally, EasyReading is the only font explicitly “dedicated” to dyslexic readers which, subjected to autonomous and independent scientific research on the degree of legibility, has achieved positive results.

http://www.lamiagenda.com

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Ecco, è uscita “LamiAgenda”! I miei artworks (un collage – che fa da copertina – e sette foto astratte) del mio progetto “Lacer/azioni” costituiscono la parte iconografica de “LamiAgenda”, il primo diario scolstico “visuale”. E’ tutto stampato con il font EasyReading, carattere ad alta leggibilità, anche per chi vive forma di dislessia. Pubblicato da I Quindici.

www .lamiagenda.com

ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI, “LOST WORDS”, COLLAGE OF PAPER PIECES FROM TORN AND DECOMPOSED PUBLICITY POSTERS , CM.94X51 (ON WOOD).

 

BEHIND THE SCENES OF A GREAT PUBLISHING WORK… TOMORROW THE PRESENTATION OF THE NEW EDITION AT “MARTINBOOK FESTIVAL” IN MARTINSICURO (ITALY)

 

Tomorrow at “MartinBook Festival” in Martinsicuro, a beautiful city in Abruzzo (Italy) there will be the presentation of the new updated edition of my book “Francesco”, the first historical and illustrated biography about Pope Francis… “MartinBook Festival” is at its 7th edition and it is promoted by Associazione MartinBook and the City Council. The event will take place in the ancient Tower Charles V.

Watch the video about the “behind the scenes” of this incredible publishing work that involved around 30 professional people. A great team for a great book: 380 pages, 450 photos, large size (cms 23 x 29,5) available in a special set of 3 volumes in an elegant slipcase.

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Domani a “MartinBook Festival” di Martinsicuro, TE, Martinbook associazione culturale (ore 21,15, Torre Carlo V) presentazione della nuova edizione aggiornata di “Francesco”, la prima grande biografia storica illustrata su Papa Bergoglio, autore Roberto Alborghetti , Editrice Velar . L’evento è promosso dall’Associazione MartinBook Festival e dal Comune di Martinsicuro ed avrà luogo alle ore 21,15 presso l’antica Torre Carlo V.

Guarda il videoclip sul “dietro le quinte” di una opera editoriale unica nel suo genere, che ha coinvolto circa trenta professionisti…

 

A MESSAGE FROM PORTUGAL: “THESE SILK SCARVES ARE SIMPLY BEAUTIFUL!”

© Roberto Alborghetti – LaceR/Actions – Limited-Edition Silk Scarves

© Roberto Alborghetti – LaceR/Actions – Limited-Edition Silk Scarves

© Roberto Alborghetti – LaceR/Actions – Limited-Edition Silk Scarves

© Roberto Alborghetti – LaceR/Actions – Limited-Edition Silk Scarves

© Roberto Alborghetti – LaceR/Actions – Limited-Edition Silk Scarves

© Roberto Alborghetti – LaceR/Actions – Limited-Edition Silk Scarves

Fellow blogger Renato Aquino – from Portugal (Ourem) – is a successful Senior Operations Manager, Catering Manager and skilled hospitality professional. Through LinkedIn profiles he had the way to see my artistic silk scarves. He was really struck by the unusual design and he acquired the all series of three doing some special gifts. The parcel was delivered  taking more of the time required. Some days ago, Renato sent me this message: “The scarves  arrived… Anyway, it was worth the waiting. The scarves are simply beautiful and very elegant, my gifts were very special and well appreciated!!!”.

I thank Renato Aquino for his kind appreciation and warm words! The three silk scarves (created for a special limited-edition series)   reproduce details of images concerning torn and decomposed publicity posters, natural cracks and scratches, urban and industrial “signs” I captured around the world. The three silk scarves were made with the precious collaboration of the internationally known textile designer Bruno Boggia, who works in Como (Italy) for the most famous international fashion stylists. So, I had the way to turn “trash pictures” into an art subject (my abstract works from the real world are also transferred on canvases, lithographic prints, aluminium and other materials).

 

About Renato Aquino:

He’s a successful Senior Operations Manager, Catering Manager and skilled hospitality professional, whose progressive career has been based upon a platform of knowledge and success within leading corporate facilities and hotel operations (Opway (Portugal & Angola), Novagest – Angola, Casa do Ribeirinho – Oporto , Benard – Lisbon). His LinkedIn profile:

https://www.linkedin.com/in/renatofelixaquino

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 SPECIAL PAGE ABOUT THE LIMITED-EDITION SILK SCARVES

VIDEOCLIP: SILK SCARVES, LIMITED-EDITION

 

 

“DON’T ASK OURSELVES WHAT KIND OF WORLD WE’LL LEAVE TO OUR CHILDREN, BUT WHAT KIND OF CHILDREN WE’LL LEAVE TO THIS WORLD”

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My new second book about Pope Francis is out now.

Its title is: “Quando il giorno era una freccia” (“When the day was an arrow”); the English translation of the book isn’t (now) available. 

Published by AGeSC, it investigates Pope Francis in relation to education, culture and school, which are “the keys to all changes and social development” (Pope Francis). 

Special presentation of the book at Rimini Meeting on next 28 August, 2014, h. 4pm. Other conferences and lectures will take place in the next weeks also in Turin, Acqui Terme, Verona, Vicenza, Treviso, Ravenna, Forlì, Siena, Rome.

Available in the best Italian bookshops and main on-line bookstores:

 Amazon:

AMAZON

 

Google Play Books:

GOOGLE PLAY BOOKS

 

IBooks:

iBOOKS

 

Kobo:

KOBO BOOKS

"Quando il giorno era una freccia", Roberto Alborghetti, AGeSC, 2014, Pag. 170

“Quando il giorno era una freccia”, Roberto Alborghetti, AGeSC, 2014, Pag. 170

THE TRIUMPH OF RENAISSANCE: THE IMPRESSIVE REGAL ROOM AND DUCAL ROOM / INSIDE THE VATICAN PALACES #3

© Roberto Alborghetti - Sala Regia and Sala Ducale (12)

Sala Regia (Regal Room) and Sala Ducale (Ducal Room) are two beautiful rooms in the Apostolic Palace in Vatican City. They aren’t generally open to visitors: they usually host consistories, conferences, papal hearings or special events. I recently had the opportunity to visit them (I was in Rome to meet Pope Francis for the presentation of “Francis”, the illustrated and historical biography I wrote about him). Here some news (from New Advent website) about Sala Regia and Sala Ducale. They well represent the triumph of Renaissance.  

The Sala Regia (Regal Room)

 Although not intended as such, this broad room is really an antechamber to the Sistine Chapel, reached by the Scala Regia (Royal Staircase). To the left of the entrance formerly stood the papal throne, which is now at the opposite side before the door leading to the Cappella Paolina. The hall was begun under Paul III by Antonio da Sangallo the Younger and was completed in 1573. The elegant barrel-vault is provided with the highly graceful and very impressive plaster decorations of Pierin del Vaga. The stucco ornaments over the doors are by Daniele da Volterra. The longitudinal walls are broken on the one side by two, and on the other by three, large doors, between which Giorgio Vasari and Taddeo Zuccaro have introduced very powerful frescoes, whose effect is more than ornamental. They depict momentous turning-points in the life of the Church, among others the return of Gregory XI from Avignon to Rome, the battle of Lepanto, the raising of the ban from Henry IV, and the reconciliation of Alexander III with Frederick Barbarossa. This hall served originally for the reception of princes and royal ambassadors. Today the consistories are held in it, and an occasional musical recital in the presence of the Pope; during a conclave it is a favourite promenade for the cardinals.

The Sala Ducale (Ducal Room)

The Sala Ducale lies between the Sala Regia and the Loggia of Giovanni da Udine. Formerly there were here two separate halls, which were converted into one by Bernini by the removal of the separating wall (the position of which is still clearly perceptible). The decorative paintings, which are of a purely ornamental nature, are by Raffaellino da Reggio, Sabbatini, and Matthæus Brill. In this impressive hall were formerly held the public consistories for the reception of ruling princes. It now serves occasionally for the reception of pilgrims, the consecration of bishops, when (as rarely happens) this is undertaken by the Pope, or is used for the accommodation of specified divisions of the papal household, when the pope holds a consistory in the Sala Regia, proceeds to the Sistine Chapel, or sets out with great solemnity for St. Peter’s.

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https://robertoalborghetti.wordpress.com/2013/12/11/pope-francis-person-of-the-year-my-new-book-tells-his-extraordinary-life-2-volumes-unpublished-stories-340-photos/

I LEAD YOU INSIDE THE VATICAN PALACES #1 / THE BEAUTIFUL BERNINI’S ROYAL STAIRCASE…

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Before my recent private encounter with Pope Francis  for the presention of the biography I wrote about him, I had the way to visit some of the beautiful rooms in the Apostolic Palace in Vatican City; as we know, Pope Francis doesn’t live there, but  in the unpretencious house, Casa Santa Marta, where I met him.

I been firstly on the incredible Gian Lorenzo Bernini’s Scala Regia ( Royal Staircase) which is a flight of steps and part of the formal entrance to the Vatican. It was built by Antonio da Sangallo the Younger in the early 16th century, to connect the Apostolic Palace to St. Peter’s Basilica, and restored by Gian Lorenzo Bernini from 1663 to 1666.

The site for the stairs, a comparatively narrow sliver of land between church and palace, is awkwardly shaped with irregular converging walls. Bernini used a number of typically theatrical, baroque effects in order to exalt this entry point into Vatican. The staircase proper takes the form of a barrel-vaulted colonnade that necessarily becomes narrower at the end of the vista, exaggerating the distance. Above the arch at the beginning of this vista is the coat of arms of Alexander VII, flanked by two sculpted angels.

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RELATED ARTICLES:

https://robertoalborghetti.wordpress.com/2014/01/16/extraordinary-day-i-met-pope-francis-for-the-presentation-of-the-historical-biography-i-wrote-about-him-images-talk-better-than-words/

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BEAUTIFUL INSTALLATION AT PITROSE BEAUTY CONCEPT STORE (MILAN AREA, ITALY) SHOWING MY ARTISTIC SILK SCARVES CREATED WITH IMAGES OF TORN POSTERS…

Pitrose Beauty Concept Store ‘s owners had a beautiful idea. They created an installation showing my three silk scarves series now available in a very special limited edition. Pitrose Beauty Concept Store dedicated them an whole shop-window in the historical centre of Urgnano, Italy (Milan area). Silk fluxes are mashing up with outside autumn colors… Pietro and Rosy at Pitrose are very glad to welcome visitors with the gift of a booklet (Lacer/actions – Pictures of Torn (publi)City) and giving informations about artistic silk pieces displayed in the installation. They said that in the first days of the exhibition, people were really impressed about the show.       

The silk scarves design reproduces details of images concerning torn posters and urban “signs” I captured around the world. So, I had the way to turn “trash pictures” into an art subject (abstract scenes are also trasnferred on canvases, lithographic prints and other materials). The three silk scarves were produced with the assistance and collaboration of the internationally known textile designer Bruno Boggia, who works for the most famous international fashion stylists.

Blogger Marina Chetner (USA) wrote: “Roberto’s torn poster art inspired silk scarves are going to be the next big fashion trend… Personally, I think Roberto should set up a pop up shop for his works in Soho NYC, or even have them distributed in the Met Museum Shop”.

Artist and blogger Meredith Deerheart (USA) posted this article: “I received the scarf last night and took it outside to see all the hues and texture woven in gossamer.  I twirled around with it and felt like I had rainbow wings.  The transparency makes it look multi-dimensional… like floating colored glass.  I am rich, rich, rich! in color and texture today. I have a black cashmere dinner dress (long), and I pulled it out to make a long silhouette, then went outside and let the breeze blow the scarf lightly around the still blackness of my form.  The outfit looks so elegant, now, I will wear it to Chicago to celebrate by birthday.  I truly feel like the most beautiful woman in the world…  The pictures of the did not captures the extraordinary,  sheer luminosity of the silk, so in the the scarf is more stunning than I even imagined.  I think it is is a wonderful, extra surprise. I love it!  I love it! On my birthday, though, I will feel like the most elegant, beautiful woman in the theater wearing my scarf, and letting it flutter in the breeze as I walk. These are such beautiful, dimension scarves no camera can do justice to the gossamer effect of the silk refracted by translucent color… and when I dance with it and explore its movement through space, the scarf looks like fluid, translucent stained glass.
Honestly, if you want to impress a woman who’s wild about original fashion pieces, this a perfect gift… and a bargain. There’s a lot of crap on the market that all looks the same, and is more expensive. I love this scarf, and so does everyone who see me wear it. Beauty grows.  Never stop discovering, Roberto.  You have greatness pouring from every part of you”.

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Silk scarf. # 1: “Shared Moods”

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Silk Scarf # 2: “Nine Eleven, New York 2001”

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Silk Scarf # 3: “Wind of May (is  ruffling my thoughts)”

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  • Pure Silk Scarves / Limited  edition – Crêpe de Chine – A Three Images Series.

  • Created by Roberto Alborghetti for “Lacer/actions” Project (Images of torn posters and urban “signs”) in collaboration with Bruno Boggia Disegni (Como, Italy)

  • Sizes: width 63 cms, height 170 cms.

BLACK AND WHITE STONE STRIPES ON A RARE MEDIEVAL MONUMENT ON LAKE COMO SHORES (GRAVEDONA, ITALY)

 

© Photos: ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI

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Gravedona is a nice town on Lake Como (Italy). A really stunning medieval monument rises along the banks, a few meters from lake waters. It’s a rare church, Santa Maria del Tiglio, Saint Mary of the Lime-tree (in fact, behind the monument, close to the lake shore, you may see some of these beautiful trees).

Its architectural design was created by the famous “Maestri Comacini” (Comacini Masters). It is an example of the romanesque period in Como dated around the second half of XII Century. It is built over a former baptistry (V Century) dedicated to St. John the Baptist.

Unique in its kind, it was built with black and white stones on which raised symbols can be read. Pilasters, vaulted arches, arrow slits, embrasures, profiles and string courses on the windows, columns, arcades, apses and oculi express “Maestri Comacini” inspiration and creativity. Inside the church – where you breath an enchanting atmosphere – some of the grey stones bring frescos (made between XIV and XV Century) as “St. John the Baptist”, “The Wise Men”, “The Holy Trinity”, “The Adoption of the Wise Men”, and an episode from the “Life of St. Julian”. Also of great iconographic interest is the fresco “The Day of Judgement”, with Giottesque traces to be seen. Beside the church, you have to visit the beautiful crypt, with an extraordinary serie of columns, dated from XII century and built on a pre-existing Palaeo-Christian basilica.

FOOD EXCELLENCES, IRISH MUSIC AND MY SOLO ART EXHIBITION: A VERY SPECIAL EVENT WITH THREE HISTORICAL PLACES…

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAEnjoy this photo-gallery about the special night-event which took place on Sunday, July 14, in the historic heart of Ambivere, Bergamo country, not so far from Milan (this place is quoted in scripts dating back to year 923!). Food excellences, Irish music and a taste of my art (a surprise public exhibition of my Lacer/actions works) drew a lot of people.  

In a picturesque setting between ancient walls, medieval towers and the “Countess Palace”, with a concert performed by “Fuich Irish Music” band, three Historical Places proposed delicious menus representing Antica Osteria dei Cameli (founded in 1856), Trattoria Visconti (founded in 1932) and Caffè del Fiola (founded in 1887), Historical Places which has been highlighted and recognized in national and international publications, as Michelin Guide (Antica Osteria dei Cameli). Really good wines were served by “Azienda Agricola Sant’Egidio” from Fontanella di Sotto il Monte (Bg).   

My solo show displayed in an “open-air space” 20 works from “Lacer/actions” Project about torn and decomposed publicity posters and urban tokens. My art usually comes from the streets and through this surprise public exhibition it went back to the streets…  This special event – which had a charity purpose for “Ponte di Stelle” Association – was promoted by Ambivere Council and the three Historical Places.