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Slow food and #loveproject at EXPO Milan 2015

Slow food and #loveproject at  EXPO Milan 2015

The paintings of Keane and Fabrizio Da Prato in the Slow Food Pavilion

The #loveproject has now moved up a gear and is starting to appear in various places. Last week is was a central player in a conference held in Livorno on “the art of giving” and was presented to an audience of academics including professors from the University of Florence. This week it moved to the […]

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#loveproject : Fondazione Culturale d’Arte Trossi-Uberti

#loveproject : Fondazione Culturale d’Arte Trossi-Uberti

Arte e dono. Un critico d’arte, una museologa e due artisti tracciano un percorso nell’arte contemporanea

E’ giunta al termine la fortunata rassegna di incontri d’arte «I Venerdì di Villa Trossi» che nelle settimane di luglio ha attirato un pubblico numeroso e attento. «Arte e dono. Percorsi nel contemporaneo» è il tema dell’ultima conversazione che venerdì 31 alle ore 17.30 riunisce in dialogo quattro personalità: Fabrizio Da Prato, artista e co-autore […]

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How is Biroldo made?

How is Biroldo made?

This unusual blood sausage is made using the lean pig’s head, giving it a soft consistency. After boiling the head for three hours, it is deboned and mixed with a little blood, salt, pepper and spices: primarily wild fennel, but also nutmeg, cloves, cinnamon and star anise. The mixture is then packed into casings. Before […]

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#loveproject – 20 paintings given to Lucca

#loveproject – 20 paintings given to Lucca

#loveproject – The plan, says Keane, is to “place two paintings from each of us in five of the most important piazzas of Tuscany’s five most important cities: Florence, Siena, Livorno, Pisa and Lucca. Anyone who wants them can take them away, at no cost. Absolutely free.”

The second group  of  #loveproject paintings were installed in the second Tuscan city which gave their patronage to the project – this time, the City of Lucca. As can be seen from the image above, the major piazza’s of the city were host (for a least a limited time) to a series of paintings from Fabrizio Da Prato […]

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#loveproject – 18 paintings given to Pisa

#loveproject – 18 paintings given to Pisa

The plan, says Keane, is to “place two paintings from each of us in five of the most important piazzas of Tuscany’s five most important cities: Florence, Siena, Livorno, Pisa and Lucca. Anyone who wants them can take them away, at no cost. Absolutely free.”

The first of the #loveproject paintings were installed in the first Tuscan city which gave their patronage to the project – the City of Pisa. As can be seen from the image above, the major piazza’s of the city were host (for a least a limited time) to a series of paintings from Fabrizio Da Prato […]

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#loveproject – wooden structures removed and paintings packed

#loveproject – wooden structures removed and paintings packed

The presentation is over - the #loveproject now begins in earnest.

Two weeks ago was the presentation of the #loveproject in the 13th century church in the long-deserted (and now slowly gentrifying) village of Isola Santa. Two large wooden structures were needed to house the 100 paintings by Fabrizio Da Prato and Keane. No nails could be put into the church walls and so some other […]

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“Love Project” al via dalla Garfagnana

CAREGGINE - La chiesa di Isola Santa ha rappresentato la prima tappa del progetto artistico di Keane e Fabrizio Da Prato.

Si chiama “Love Project” l’innovativo progetto artistico di Keane e Fabrizio Da Prato allestito nella chiesa di Isola Santa, a Careggine. Una mostra itinerante che nei mesi estivi si irradierà facendo tappa in 5 capoluoghi toscani: Firenze, Siena, Lucca, Pisa, Livorno. I due artisti propongono 50 opere ciascuno con due temi, apparentemente diversi (Keane ha […]

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The #loveproject opens to the public

The #loveproject opens to the public

finally the doors were open on the church at Isola Santa and people could actually see first hand just what the project was all about

Il 13 e 14 giugno 2015, Love Project sarà presentato a Isola Santa (Careggine, Lucca), un antico borgo lambito dal piccolo omonimo lago e incastonato in una valle mozzafiato del Parco delle Alpi Apuane. Qui, nella sconsacrata chiesa medievale di S. Jacopo (XIII sec.), due grandi strutture lignee incorniceranno le 50 opere realizzate da ciascun […]

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Quarry reopened to complete renovations on medieval church

Quarry reopened to complete renovations on medieval church

It was very difficult to find people who still knew how to layout the stones in the traditional distinctive fanlike pattern across the roof and also the local quarry had been shut for sometime making it almost impossible to find the source material itself.

Only five more days to go before finally the doors are opened on the long-awaited #loveproject – On saturday, 13th of July there will be a presentation of the project at Isola Santa (Careggine) an ancient village by the side of the small lake of the same name and set in a breathtaking valley in the Parco delle Alpi […]

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Love Project, 100 opere d’arte sbarcheranno in città

Love Project, 100 opere d’arte sbarcheranno in città

Sono 100 i dipinti realizzati per Love Project da Fabrizio Da Prato e Keane, uniti in sodalizio dalla fine degli anni ’80 col nome di “Artists at Work” e autori di numerosi interventi, performance e progetti di alfabetizzazione artistica.

Il 13 e 14 giugno 2015, Love Project sarà presentato a Isola Santa (Careggine, Lucca), un antico borgo lambito dal piccolo omonimo lago e incastonato in una valle mozzafiato del Parco delle Alpi Apuane. Qui, nella sconsacrata chiesa medievale di S. Jacopo (XIII sec.), due grandi strutture lignee incorniceranno le 50 opere realizzate da ciascun […]

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#loveproject – wooden structures rise

#loveproject  – wooden structures rise

The plan is to place two paintings from each of us in five of the most important piazzas of Tuscany’s five most important cities: Florence, Siena, Livorno, Pisa and Lucca. Anyone who wants them can take them away, at no cost. Absolutely free. - Keane and Fabrizio Da Prato

With less than two weeks to go to the presentation of the #loveproject in the 13th century church in the long-deserted (and now slowly gentrifying) village of Isola Santa, things are starting to take shape. Today work started on building the large wooden structures which will be need to house the 100 paintings by Fabrizio […]

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The Love Project in the cradle of the Renaissance

The Love Project in the cradle of the Renaissance

The plan, says Keane, is to “place two paintings from each of us in five of the most important piazzas of Tuscany’s five most important cities: Florence, Siena, Livorno, Pisa and Lucca. Anyone who wants them can take them away, at no cost. Absolutely free.”

The most conventional chapter in the saga of the Love Project is the exhibition that will open it — and even that has its unusual twists. On the 13th and the 14th of June, the well-known local artists Keane and Fabrizio da Prato will inaugurate a joint exhibition of 100 paintings. The venue is not […]