Some months ago we visited the exhibition “HUMAN”, over one hundred works by Antony Gormley in Florence’s 16th century fortress, Forte di Belvedere. Sculptures are positioned throughout the interior and courtyards to occupy every part of the Forte, positioned to resonate with the building’s scale and mass.
Enjoy some pictures!
Patrick and Francesca
Sculptures for a Scenery of Art is the result of a collaboration between Hotel Castello di Casole and iSculpture Gallery, San Gimignano & Casole d’Elsa. Our aim is to pay homage to a landscape that is a work of art itself for its beauty and tradition, through a course of six contemporary art installations by six different Italian artists: Patrick Alò, Davide Dall’Osso, Mariano Fuga, Ivan Lardschneider, Gerald Moroder, Sergio Rubini… More information and pictures are available on our website.
We hope that you will enjoy!
La Galleria iSculpture è lieta di annunciare la presenza di Ivan Lardschneider con l’opera “Nodo alla Gola” ad Expo Arte Italiana, a cura del Prof. Vittorio Sgarbi. Luogo d’eccezione per questa importante iniziativa artistica è Villa Bagatti Valsecchi a Varedo (MB). Attraverso la promozione dell’arte contemporanea, la Fondazione La Versiera 1718, che ha indetto questa prima edizione di Expo Arte Italiana, ha come obiettivo il finanziamento del restauro e la valorizzazione della Villa Bagatti Valsecchi.
Un interessante e creativo processo di scambio fra un luogo ricco di storia, architettonico ed artistico, e la necessità dell’arte contemporanea di inserirsi in contesti differenti, sono fra le motivazioni di questo evento. La produzione artistica di Ivan Lardschneider si inserisce a pieno titolo in questo processo di scambio. Le sue opere hanno le radici nella tradizione, quella della scultura lignea gardenese, quello delle eleganti e raffinate figure religiose delle nostre chiese, ma l’artista se ne distacca grazie ad una sintassi artistica nuova ed unica. Lardschneider ci consente di tornare al senso primordiale di questa comunicazione perché usa un linguaggio semplice ed intuitivo. La sua figura lineare è assoluta, è ognuno di noi e non ha bisogno di altro se non dei gesti che sono i nostri, quelli di ogni giorno.
L’inaugurazione si terrà il 19 giugno alle ore 18.30 presso la Villa con il concerto di Klaus Savoldi Bellavitis accompagnato da l’Orchestra Filarmonica e diretta dal Maestro Maurizio Tambara. Dal 20 giugno fino al 31 ottobre la mostra sarà aperta al pubblico, dal martedì alla domenica dalle ore 10 alle 18.
iSculpture Gallery and Castello di Casole invite you to enjoy an event that will lead you to discover how the idea of beauty, related to balance and shapes changed through the centuries.The location of the SPA is not casual. This is where Castello di Casole, an ancient Etruscan settlement, chose to place some of the beautiful archaeological findings discovered in the past years.
We hope that you will enjoy this journey from a glorious past to nowadays.
Some days ago we were in Milano to attend the Salone del Mobile, thanks to the Furniture firm “Isacco Agostoni“.
Having made its first appearance in 1961, Salone del Mobile is the global benchmark for the home furnishing sector that is designed to promote Italian furniture and furnishing accessories on the export market.
The Catalogue with iSculpture Gallery at Salone del Mobile 2015 is available – Browse it online!
iSculpture Gallery – San Gimignano & Casole d’Elsa
Some days ago we were in Bologna for the Arts Week and took some pills of the contemporary art scene: Art Fair, exhibition “DiversaMente” with Simona Ragazzi and SetUp Art Fair…
Patrick and Francesca
Some days ago we were in Pistoia (Tuscany), visiting The Salvadori Arte foundry. They makes bronze sculptures for the most important Italian and foreign artists as Barni, Mitoraj, Botero. We was there thanks to Giovanni Balderi‘s new works!
Salvadori Arte casts works in bronze using the “cire perdue” or lost wax method, the same technique used through the ages first by the Egyptians, then by the Greeks, Etruscan and Roman. This technique consists in covering with wax, that will be later modelled a refractory clay support; then another clay layer is put on the wax so that is encased between two masses of clay. By heating this clay container to a high heat, the wax melts and drips ut through some purposely made holes. The liquid alloy is then poured into the thin space left by the wax, usually just a few millimetres, then the allow cools and hardens the bronze cast has been accomplished. At last, through oxidation and thermal treatment, the bronze receives the patina.
The iSculpture Gallery is grateful to all the guests that kindly attended our events!
Waiting for the upcoming ones, enjoy some pictures taken during the openings…
Arte a Colori Gallery and iSculpture Gallery are pleased to inform you about their new exciting project Meet Art, in collaboration with My Tuscany Experience.
The centres of excellence located in the territory are a huge advantage in terms of tourist appeal and attract every year a growing number of visitors. The Valdelsa project is part of an initiative for the development of sustainable tourism promoted by the Regione Toscana with Hotel Bel Soggiorno, Hotel Sovestro, Relais della Rovere and Hotel Villa San Lucchese.
Take the chance to experience the results of the “Project Val d’Elsa – Enhancement of Places of Excellence and Knowledge”,which has the objective to strengthening the tourism offer of the Elsa Valley with new experience packages. This is the context of the project “Meet Art“, coordinated by Francesca Maria Sensi, whose leitmotif is the Italian language as experience and its visual and verbal vocabulary. Every Friday there will be an “aperitif with the Artist” at one of the facilities participating in the project. The artist, in front of his work, will explain all sources of the emotional idea that becomes a work of art, creating a language exchange with guests about the subjects, materials, and the world of art and craft… And other seeds for the future of the project!
For more information, feel free to contact Mrs. Sensi at firstname.lastname@example.org
iSculpture Gallery is pleased to show some pictures of the second site secific installation “L’Ascesa II” by Bruno Lucchi at Castello di Casole.
Since 1991 Lucchi has had 150 one-man shows and over 300 group exhibitions. All of them have taken place in the most prestigious private and public art galleries, both in Italy and abroad. In December 2000 the monthly Arte Mondadori devoted to the artist its monographic supplement.
For the Timbers Resorts, owner of the estate Castello di Casole, has always been a priority to preserve the rich history of Tuscany and the constant cultural promotion of the “Made in Italy”. Among the expressions of this desire is part of the program of events and exhibitions in collaboration with iSculpture Gallery in San Gimignano.
For more information please contact us:
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Happy Easter from iSculpture Gallery – San Gimignano & Casole d’Elsa
Happy Easter from San Gimignano
Happy Easter from Casolole d’Elsa