keane

La Casa dei Pesci – from Barga to Talamone

La Casa dei Pesci – from Barga to Talamone

The La Casa dei Pesci – “Fish Homes” project is the realisation of a dream, the dream of Paolo Fanciulli, a fisherman from the Maremma region of Tuscany.

The social art project, La Casa dei Pesci, which is so captivated visitors to Barga during the summer of 2014,  (articles here and here) ,  moved into its final stages as the last pieces in the jigsaw were lowered into the Mediterranean Sea three years ago today. The La Casa dei Pesci – “Fish Homes” […]

 keane

Greenpeace video – La Casa dei Pesci

Massimo Catalani's sculpture has been installed under the sea

Dopo anni di tenace lavoro, a Talamone (Grosseto) è stata inaugurata “La Casa dei Pesci”, il primo parco sottomarino dell’arte in Italia. Nato per contrastare le attività di pesca illegale, offrirà anche un habitat per il ripopolamento dei pesci e un’attrazione per il turismo subacqueo. L’ideatore è Paolo Fanciulli, pescatore toscano dall’animo ambientalista, che grazie […]

 keane

La Casa dei Pesci – from Barga to Talamone

La Casa dei Pesci – from Barga to Talamone

The La Casa dei Pesci – “Fish Homes” project is the realisation of a dream, the dream of Paolo Fanciulli, a fisherman from the Maremma region of Tuscany.

The social art project, La Casa dei Pesci, which is so captivated visitors to Barga last summer, this morning moved into its final stages as the last pieces in the jigsaw were lowered into the Mediterranean Sea. The La Casa dei Pesci – “Fish Homes” project is the realisation of a dream, the dream of […]

 keane

Marble, full moon, mist and a darkened city

Marble, full moon, mist and a darkened city

People savoured the moment, the silence extended, it moved into poetry, one of those special moments that can't and won't be repeated  .... then spontaneous applause filled the piazza and the moment had passed.

People started to gather in Piazza Angelio at 11.45 pm as word spread that there was to be a closing ceremony for the marble sculture. At midnight all the street lights in Barga Vecchia were extinguished and the city fell into darkness – well, not quite darkness as the full moon lit up the piazza with a bright penetrating […]

 keane

The marble blocks arrive in the city and work starts

The marble blocks arrive in the city and work starts

The sound of a hammer and chisel can now be heard in Piazza Angelio as finally the project moves from an idea into practice

The La Casa dei Pesci – “Fish Homes” project is the realisation of a dream, the dream of Paolo Fanciulli, a fisherman from the Maremma region of Tuscany. Paolo’s dream is to create a sustainable space between nature and fisheries, between nature and beautiful art, between security and usability; his dream is to create all […]

 keane

An underwater “Stonehenge” being prepared in Barga

An underwater “Stonehenge” being prepared in Barga

un parco di sculture contro la pesca illegale - La Casa dei Pesci – from Barga to Talamone

The La Casa dei Pesci – “Fish Homes” project is the realisation of a dream, the dream of Paolo Fanciulli, a fisherman from the Maremma region of Tuscany. Paolo’s dream is to create a sustainable space between nature and fisheries, between nature and beautiful art, between security and usability; his dream is to create all […]

 keane

La Casa dei Pesci – from Barga to Talamone

La Casa dei Pesci – from Barga to Talamone

Part of an "underwater Stonehenge" being prepared in Barga during September

Regular readers of this site will have noticed that over the last 10 days most of the articles have been about the annual Barga Jazz Festival which once again has brought thousands of people into the city. It is without a doubt the most prestigious, well attended and most talked about event of the year but […]

 keane

Massimo Catalani

Massimo Catalani

large art project planned for 2014

The artist Massimo Catalani was in Barga this week. He was here as final details are being sorted out for a large art project which will take place involving Massimo Catalani in Barga in 2014. While he was here he also had time to get some paint on paper and created 4 works including a […]