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Fabrizio Da Prato: replacing advertising with pictorial art

Fabrizio Da Prato: replacing advertising with pictorial art

From 17 to 31 July, the installation RICHIAMI will take shape in Pistoia, the city chosen by the artist for the values which – being the Italian Capital of Culture 2017 – it is officially promoting.

Viero Paints, within the initiative Viero per l’Arte, is engaging contemporary artists in the development of artistic installations. From 17 to 31 July, the installation RICHIAMI will take shape in Pistoia, the city chosen by the artist for the values which – being the Italian Capital of Culture 2017 – it is officially promoting.  The idea at the base of the […]

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Fabrizio Da Prato will inaugurate the new Viero Per L’Arte project

Fabrizio Da Prato will inaugurate the new Viero Per L’Arte project

art in place of advertising

Fabrizio Da Prato will inaugurate the new Viero Per L’Arte project, an initiative that for Viero Paints, leading producer of decorative paints, constitutes a true debut into the world of contemporary art. From 17 to 31 July, the installation RICHIAMI will take shape in Pistoia, the city chosen by the artist for the values which – being the Italian Capital of Culture 2017 – it is […]

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The Fantastic Procession in Barga – another view

The Fantastic Procession in Barga – another view

images by Stefano Tommasi

Well it’s been a long time coming but finally in a sharp, freezing cold December evening, the Procession Fantastique took to the narrow streets of Barga Vecchia in front of a slightly bemused but nevertheless entertained and well wrapped up audience. The Procession Fantastique had been on the “drawing board” for number of years as […]

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La Locanda di Mezzo – The Wall – latest developments

La Locanda di Mezzo – The Wall – latest developments

latest images of the wall - the colour BLACK is now coming into its own

Over the last two weeks there has been some serious activity going on at the ristorante Locanda di Mezzo in Barga Vecchia once their clients had eaten their fill and left the premises. Workmen then entered the building and started work on one of the rooms inside the Locanda. They worked for many hours, then […]

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La Locanda di Mezzo – The Wall

La Locanda di Mezzo – The Wall

Over the last two weeks there has been some serious activity going on at the ristorante Locanda di Mezzo in Barga Vecchia once their clients had eaten their fill and left the premises. Workmen then entered the building and started work on one of the rooms inside the Locanda. They worked for many hours, then […]

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The #loveproject arrives in Siena

The #loveproject arrives in Siena

The Love Project in the cradle of the Renaissance - The plan is to place two paintings 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. This month: Siena starting from the Pretto Prosciutteria and finishing at the Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena - the oldest surviving bank in the world.

The most conventional chapter in the saga of the Love Project was the exhibition that opened it — and even that had its unusual twists. On the 13th and the 14th of June last year, the well-known local artists Keane and Fabrizio da Prato inaugurated a joint exhibition of 100 paintings. The venue was not a gallery in Barga or Lucca, […]

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The love project arrives in China

The love project arrives in China

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 loveproject has now reached out and has landed on the Chinese mainland as can be seen on the following site: here (in Chinese) The most conventional chapter in the saga of the Love Project was the exhibition that opened it — and even that had its unusual twists. On the 13th and the 14th of June last year, […]

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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 paintings finished and documented

#loveproject paintings finished and documented

More or less for the whole of the winter Keane has been working in the studio on a series of paintings for a project which runs under the name of the #loveproject. That series of fifty paintings based upon biroldo is now officially finished and this weekend the biroldo panels were taken out of the studio in Barga Vecchia and […]

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Keane: Biroldo and the #loveproject

Keane: Biroldo and the #loveproject

Quite a few people have pointed out that the amount of articles on barganews.com have diminished somewhat over the past three months or so.  We are still in the quieter winter season here in Barga so some of that reduced “noise” is logical but also at the same time those of you connected to social networks will […]

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Libeccio – Fabrizio Da Prato at Villa Libano

Libeccio – Fabrizio Da Prato at Villa Libano

artisan and art combined for Fabrizio's visual inquiry into marble surfaces

The direction was clear. A trip to the east was not exciting, especially from the west going towards the sun. Dazzled, the horizon showed up on the zero of the sea, darker blue air … Earth! When the sun at sunset of the shoulders, was clear, the mountains, shrouded in clouds unperturbed, turned out to […]

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Villa Libano – Mormorio marmoreo – marble, paintings and musical instruments

Villa Libano – Mormorio marmoreo – marble, paintings and musical instruments

the opening evening will include music played on a specially designed marble flute

  The series of Libeccio exhibitions continues later this week with another two artists sharing the Villa Libano and once again there is a distinct connection and subtle dialogue between the work being presented for the first time in both galleries. Fabrizio Da Prato, originally from this area but now living in Livorno continues with […]