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Barga photographic exhibition in Glasgow, Scotland

Barga photographic exhibition in Glasgow, Scotland

Images of Barga in an exhibition as part of the Celtic Connections Festival in Scotland

We are extremely lucky in this part of the world to have in our midst, the piazzas – areas of daily transit on foot and places to meet and greet. Since the Italian Renaissance, ideas, concepts, communication and culture has freely moved through these piazzas. Over the past few years, the participants of Hamish Moores’ […]

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Keane – The Barga shrine paintings

Keane – The Barga shrine paintings

It is sometimes very difficult to explain the reason behind making a particular series of paintings as the actual original reasons can be many and varied. Such is the case with the latest work -the Barga shrine paintings, but basically there were probably three main inputs to start this particular work.

Number one In July of 2014, a young motorcyclist, Fabio Aprili from Pieve Fosciana, lost his life after losing control of his Ducati motorcycle on a bend of the main road at the bottom of the valley at Acquabona. Ever since then there has been a bunch of plastic flowers attached to the guard rail […]

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Exhibition: Il Mondo Perfetto – Bianca

Exhibition: Il Mondo Perfetto – Bianca

Il Mondo Perfetto – armonie simboliche e matafisiche by bianca – an exhibition of paintings in the Galleria Comunale until 14th October. Bianca – Pseudonimo di Veronica Calzecchi Onesti nata il 9 maggio 1969 a Roma. Dopo la maturità artistica (Sesto Liceo Artistico statale di Roma), nel 1996 si è iscritta all’Accademia di Belle Arti […]

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Hamish Moore: The Barga vanga paintings

Hamish Moore: The Barga vanga paintings

Hamish Moore plays in Palazzo Pancrazi as the exhibition closes

  The latest exhibition by Keane, 10 paintings in lacquered oil mounted back-to-back in the lobby of Palazzo Pancrazi, is an eloquent study in the suggestive complexity of simple objects. Their immediate subject is the “vanga,” the traditional spade used by Tuscan peasants since time immemorial to turn their soil. Viewed from a variety of […]

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Keane: The Barga vanga paintings

Keane: The Barga vanga paintings

article by Frank Viviano

The latest exhibition by Keane, 10 paintings in lacquered oil mounted back-to-back in the lobby of Palazzo Pancrazi, is an eloquent study in the suggestive complexity of simple objects. Their immediate subject is the “vanga,” the traditional spade used by Tuscan peasants since time immemorial to turn their soil. Viewed from a variety of perspectives, […]

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200 images of Barga exhibited in the Scottish Parliament

200 images of Barga exhibited in the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament is the devolved national, unicameral legislature of Scotland. Located in the Holyrood area of the capital city, Edinburgh, Scotland - it is frequently referred to by the metonym Holyrood.

In 2016 the week-long School in Barga, the ‘most Scottish town in Italy’, brought together students from across Europe and North America to learn Scottish music and dance, with tutors from Scotland and Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. Barga artist Keane, founder and editor of barganews.com, documented the week in a series of photographs. On 20th June […]

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Keane: Exhibition of Photographs at the Scottish Parliament

Keane: Exhibition of Photographs at the Scottish Parliament

200 images of Barga in the Scottish Parliament Building

In 2016 a week-long School in Barga, the ‘most Scottish town in Italy’, brought together students from across Europe and North America to learn Scottish music and dance, with tutors from Scotland and Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. Barga artist Keane, founder and editor of barganews, documented the week in a series of photographs. On 20th June […]

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Keane: Exhibition of Barga vanga paintings

Keane: Exhibition of Barga vanga paintings

discarded vangas - no longer once vitally important objects

The vanga – a large spade used in this area since Roman times is the central figure in the latest work by Keane. He has been collecting discarded vangas for many years. Once vitally important objects which have now been thrown away as agriculture and working the land in general has become either mechanised or […]

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Keane: the wine stain paintings – tempus fugit

Keane: the wine stain paintings – tempus fugit

Usually if some red wine is spilt on a white tablecloth then people immediately reach for the salt or fizzy water in an attempt to stop the red wine from staining the cloth. Time is of the essence, as any delay in removing the spilt wine can mean a mark on the white surface which becomes […]

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Rio Cavo, Camporgiano – wild boar, red wine and serious jazz

Rio Cavo, Camporgiano – wild boar, red wine and serious jazz

Rossano Emili - sax baritono clarinetto basso | | Luca Giovacchini - chitarra | Piero Orsi - batteria

Camporgiano, Garfagnana was the location for a collaboration between a group of musicians, artists and cooks on a project which last year saw the first event in front of an invited audience at Rio Cavo, a trattoria just outside Camporgiano. The percussionist and drummer Piero Orsi assembled three other musicians – all extremely well known […]

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Noi Tv: Keane #loveproject biroldo

Noi Tv: Keane #loveproject biroldo

Fabrizio Da Prato and Keane first presented the #loveproject to the public back in 2015 at Isola Santa in Garfagnana (article here) It then became 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. The same […]

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The Barga Pop Tarot paintings

The Barga Pop Tarot paintings

The Barga Pop Tarot paintings by Keane based on the Tarot cards of Marseille restored by Philippe Camoin and Alexandre Jodorowsky which were installed in the Locanda di Mezzo during 2016

The installation of work by Keane opened in June of 2016 at the Locanda di Mezzo in Barga Vecchia (article here) and since then there has been steady stream of visitors to view the room and the large oil paintings on the walls but what has always been asked for is more information on the […]

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