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Mitoraj Myth and Music – exhibition in Pietrasanta

6 Jun

The town of Pietrasanta, also known as the “ Little Athens of Versilia “, has become a symbol for the sculpture since the Renaissance, when Michelangelo and all the main sculptors of the period went to visit the nearby marble quarries in the Apuan Alps of Massa and Carrara.
Since the last 20 years, Pietrasanta, with its beautiful old town with Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque buildings has became the most sophisticated destination in the Versilia region.

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The centre of the town now is full of restaurants, art gallery and also boutiques, but the main reason why of this new golden age of Pietrasanta is that many of the most important contemporary artists have decided to work and sometimes also to live here.
Botero, Vangi and Igor Mitoraj are only some of the most important ones.
This year, to celebrate Igor Mitoraj, who passed away in 2014, the town of Pietrasanta has decided to dedicate the exhibition “Mitoraj Myth and Music” .
Until the 30th August the complex of Sant’Agostino in Pietrasanta (Lucca) hosts his most important sculptures, the giants faces and busts, often wrapped, worldwide famous. To enhance the works, gardening experts have made a real “enchanted garden” where the clay sculptures have been arranged as a sort of theatre set, designed by the author when he was still alive.

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Mitoraj worked a lot also for theater and opera, and to complete the celebration, of the great polish artist, a rich musical program has been organized by the Puccini Festival Foundation, and every Friday, it will accompany the exhibition with music events and concerts. The scenic design will be enriched by the images of the photographer Giovanni Ricci Novara.

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Pisa celebrates the 950th anniversary of the foundation of its Cathedral, part of the Piazza dei Miracoli

5 Mar

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During the 2014 the city of Pisa celebrates the 950th anniversary of the foundation of the Duomo of Pisa, with various activities and events.

The main of this is the conclusion of the refurbishment of the cathedral apsis.

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Within the end of year also the refurbishment of the facade of the Sinopie Museum will be completed. In that way, the Christian Itinerary starting from the born (in the Baptistry), to the Christian life (into the cathedral with its own bell tower), to the pain (into the New Hospital) to finish with the death (in the Monumental Cemetery).

Between the events there will be the presentation of the new fitting of the Opera Museum and the exhibition ANGELI by Igor Mitoraj, that will start in May, involving also the Sinopie Museum with sculpture, paintings, drawings and chalks.

An extraordinary edition of Anima Mundi, the Holy music exposition is planned from September to Ocboter 2010.

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