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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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The Invisible Wall in Barga

The Invisible Wall in Barga

The project is actually very simple

An extremely ugly large reinforced concrete wall 6 metres high and 20 metres long in one of Barga’s prime public parks just below the medieval walled historic centre of the city. The project is to make this eye sore invisible as much as possible so that it blends into the natural scenery of the wooded […]

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Rio Cavo, Camporgiano – Biroldo – Nessuna Concessione

Rio Cavo, Camporgiano – Biroldo – Nessuna Concessione

Some serious jazz and the #loveproject combine for an evening based around Biroldo

Garfagnana was the location last night to a collaboration between a group of musicians, artists and cooks on a project that has been over a year in the making and which finally saw the light of day in front of an invited audience at Rio Cavo a trattoria just outside Camporgiano. The percussionist and drummer Piero Orsi had […]

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