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Keane: The Barga vanga paintings – Palazzo Pancrazi

Keane: The Barga vanga paintings – Palazzo Pancrazi

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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Paola Marchi reads the Keane Tarot paintings

Paola Marchi reads the Keane Tarot paintings
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The Jodorowsky Tarot drawings

The Jodorowsky Tarot drawings

Work in progress by Keane based on The Tarot of Marseille restored by Philippe Camoin and Alexandre Jodorowsky

The Tarot Cards The tarot first known as trionfi and later as tarocchi is a pack of playing cards (most commonly numbering 78), used from the mid-15th century in various parts of Europe to play a group of card games such as Italian tarocchini and French tarot. From the late 18th century until the present […]

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Michele Lovi exhibition

Michele Lovi exhibition

works on corrugated cardboard shows us his much more organic approach to making art.

An exhibition currently on in the Galleria Comunale in Barga Vecchia features the work of the Lucca artist Michele Lovi. His light delicate work is well known in Barga as this is now his fourth exhibition in the city over the last few years but at this exhibition there is a pleasant surprise. One of […]

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Exhibition of work by Leslie Millar

Exhibition of work by Leslie Millar

emulating artisans methods from late medieval Firenze

The artist Leslie Millar has been living and working in the city for the past 12 years ( article here) Now she is set to return to her home town of Florence but before she left Barga she wanted to put on a last show for all the people who have followed her work over the past […]

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Paolo Casci exhibition in Wavre, Belgium

Paolo Casci exhibition in Wavre, Belgium

Over the past decade the art of Paolo Casci has appeared a number of times on barganews. (article here) Paolo originally from Renaio but living and working for many years in Bruxelles has never abandoned his love for this area and his paintings have often depicted scenes of daily life in the mountains around Barga. […]

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Yuliya Skurska exhibition based on Pascoli’s poetry

Yuliya Skurska exhibition based on Pascoli’s poetry

Yuliya Skurska exhibition based on Pascoli’s poetry  – This exhibition offers a visual representation of Giovanni Pascoli’s “L’Ora di Barga.” Rather than illustrating the imagery that Pascoli employs to construct the poem, this grouping of images seeks to materialize the abstract themes, ideas and feelings that the work evokes, thereby placing the viewer directly into […]

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12 paintings, 12 locations, 12 months

“Una stanza tutta per me” è la mostra personale di pittura di Sandra Rigali che sarà esposta a Lucca presso Palazzo Ducale , nella sala degli Staffieri, dal 5 al 12 dicembre con inaugurazione il 5 dicembre alle ore 16. Sandra Rigali è promotrice di un’iniziativa artistica dal titolo “Itinerarte” che si è posta l’obiettivo […]

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Bellany Exhibition brings Festival to memorable close

Bellany Exhibition brings Festival to memorable close

The Festa del Centro Storico came to a memorable end Sunday evening, with an exhibition of new paintings by celebrated Scottish artist John Bellany. For many years, Barga has been Bellany’s second home and a favorite subject, along with his birthplace Port Seton. His enduring attachment to these very distinct settings – a fishing harbour […]

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Sold Out exhibition of paintings

Sold Out exhibition of paintings

The two artists featured this month at Barga’s Casa Cordati couldn’t be more different, apart from a peculiar common element in their work: faces. Or more properly, facelessness. The point is inescapable in the men and women who populate Fabrizio Da Prato’s canvases. They are presented head-on, yet for the most part entirely bleached of […]

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La collettiva Artefact per inaugurare l’iNStallazione di Venti d’Arte

La collettiva Artefact per inaugurare l’iNStallazione di Venti d’Arte

Si lavora alle ultime rifiniture all’iNStallazione di Venti d’Arte, la galleria di arte contemporanea e laboratorio artistico che sarà inaugurato in via Provinciale a Fornaci il 10 gennaio prossimo alle 18.00. 

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The Nuns of Barga paintings go public

The Nuns of Barga paintings go public

There is considerable interest in Barga this week when it became known that there will be the first public exhibition of paintings “The Nuns of Barga”  by the artist Keane.   The paintings  will be on show as part of the opening exhibition of a new contemporary art gallery opening at 6 pm in Fornaci di […]