UFFIZI GALLERY (FLORENCE): A NEW GREAT ROOM DEVOTED TO THE GENIUS OF LEONARDO DA VINCI

 

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After the unveiling of a new arrangement of masterpieces by Caravaggio and other XVII Century artists and the new room dedicated to Michelangelo and Raffaello, Uffizi Gallery continues its renewal with a room devoted to Leonardo da Vinci.

 

The new Leonardo Room at Florence’s Uffizi Gallery (Room 35 in the West Wing), officially opened yesterday, displays three paintings by Leonardo, all of which were made originally for churches, hence why the room’s walls are painted pale gray using a spatula effect. To ensure optimal conditions, the paintings are contained in special glass display cases that reduce light refraction without detracting from the visitor experience.

 

On the left stands The Baptism of Christ, painted for the San Salvi Church in 1475-78, when Leonardo was still working with Andrea del Verrocchio. The painting highlights the divisions in tasks within the workshop in terms of style and technique between the master and his pupil.

 

The Annunciation can be seen on the facing wall. Hailing from the church of Monteoliveto, the angel casts its shadow over the flowering meadow, closing its wings upon landing like a bird.

 

In the centre of the room visitors can wonder at the Adoration of the Magi, commissioned for the church of San Donato a Scopeto, and which was left unfinished when Leonardo went to Milan in 1482 to work for Ludovico Sforza. The painting underwent a five-year restoration at Florence’s Opificio delle Pietre Dure, financed by the Friends of the Uffizi. The altarpiece offers insight into Da Vinci’s creative process with some parts more advanced, while other brush strokes point to an infancy in style and technique.

 

Eike Schmdt, director of the Uffizi Galleries,  explained the draw of the Leonardo Room. “The new arrangement has been designed not only to permit a slow, meditated visit, whereby visitors can compare the art and understand the stylistic evolution of Leonardo in his youth, but it is also correct in terms of art history, placing the artist’s works immediately after the rooms dedicated to the Florentine Quattrocento…It is part of a set of changes implemented to adjust the Uffizi to the needs of understanding by visitors as well as adhering to the museum’s educational principles.”

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VIDEO FOR “THE WORLD WATER DAY” (MARCH 22): THE SHAPES OF SEA WATER

A video to celebrate the World Water Day 2018.  The pictures of the video are not paintings or digitally made compositions, but abstract and macro photos that I took for my project-research “Lacer/actions” around an old boat in Torre del Mare (Apulia, Italy).

© Roberto Alborghetti – Lacer/actions

LAMIAGENDA 2018/2019: WATCH THE TRAILER AND…STAND UP FOR THE EARTH!

This is the video trailer of the new edition of LAMIAGENDA, available starting from Spring 2018 and published in Italy by I Quindici. It presents a brand new artwork – a collage of waste paper recovered from disfigured advertising posters – I created for my “Lacer/actions” project. It wants to express the theme of the new edition “of the most innovative school diary”:  “Stand up for the Earth!”. The trailer expresses the basic editorial concepts of the new edition of the school diary, that is: it has a square shape, it is full of colors, it is graphically animated. In short, it is an agenda to book! Reservations from the school institutions have already started. For info and contacts: sandinipaolo@gmail.com .

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Ecco il video trailer della edizione 2018/2019 de LAMIAGENDA, disponibile a partire dalla Primavera 2018, edita da I Quindici. La copertina presenta un nuovissimo artwork – un collage di carta straccia recuperata dai manifesti pubblicitari deturpati – di Roberto Alborghetti. Vuole esprimere il tema della nuova edizione del diario scolastico + innovativo che ci sia: “Tutti su per Terra!”. Il video esprime anche i concetti base del nuovo diario-agenda: è quadrato, è colorato, è animato. Insomma, da prenotare. Infatti, sono già partite a pieno ritmo le prenotazioni da parte degli Istituti scolastici. Per info,  contatti e incontri : sandinipaolo@gmail.com;

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MY WORKS AT ACS ARTSY GALLERY #5: NO-MODIFIABLE ORGANISMS

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Click and go to Acs Artsy Gallery:

https://www.artsy.net/artwork/roberto-alborghetti-no-modifiable-organisms

This is not a painting! This is a natural (and not manipulated) macro and abstract photo of decomposed matters.  The picture  is part of Roberto Alborghetti’s “LaceR/Actions” project-research, which now has reached 100.000 photos taken all around the world.

“THE TREE OF LIFE”: MACRO PHOTO ON ALUMINUM (THE VIDEO)

 

“The Tree Of Life”: macro photo on aluminum, made by Roberto Alborghetti for his “Lacer/actions” project about realistic and not manipulated images of torn and decomposed publicity posters, natural cracks and urban “signs”. Inspired by Terrence Malick’s movie.

© Roberto Alborghetti – LaceR/Actions

© Roberto Alborghetti – LaceR/Actions

LIKE AN UNDERWATER WORLD: THE SURPRISING COLORS AND SHAPES OF TORN PUBLICITY POSTERS #4

© Roberto Alborghetti

100.000 PHOTOS FOR “LACER-ACTIONS” PROJECT!

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This is not a painting! This is a natural (and not manipulated) photo about a big torn publicity poster on an outdoor advertisings billboard. The picture  is part of Roberto Alborghetti’s “LaceR/Actions” project-research, which now has reached 100.000 photos taken across the world.
“LaceR/Actions” is a multidisciplinary project concerning researches about decomposed and torn publicity posters, natural cracks and scratches, urban/industrial tokens. Impressed by photocamera and transferred on canvases, reproduced on lithographic prints or textiles, re-built on collages or scanned in videoclips, the details of torn and decomposed publicity posters give new life to waste-paper and decomposed matters.

For Informations and Esclusive Acquisitions:
sandinipaolo@gmail.com

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Or go to ACS Artsy Gallery Page:
https://www.artsy.net/artist/roberto-alborghetti

LEGS, CARROTS AND CARDS…THE SURPRISING COLORS AND SHAPES OF TORN PUBLICITY POSTERS #3

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100.000 PHOTOS FOR “LACER-ACTIONS” PROJECT!

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This is not a painting! This is a natural (and not manipulated) photo about a big torn publicity poster on an outdoor advertisings billboard. The picture  is part of Roberto Alborghetti’s “LaceR/Actions” project-research, which now has reached 100.000 photos taken across the world.
“LaceR/Actions” is a multidisciplinary project concerning researches about decomposed and torn publicity posters, natural cracks and scratches, urban/industrial tokens. Impressed by photocamera and transferred on canvases, reproduced on lithographic prints or textiles, re-built on collages or scanned in videoclips, the details of torn and decomposed publicity posters give new life to waste-paper and decomposed matters.

For Informations and Esclusive Acquisitions:
sandinipaolo@gmail.com

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Or go to ACS Artsy Gallery Page:
https://www.artsy.net/artist/roberto-alborghetti

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