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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.
“Work in progress” documents the artist Simona Ragazzi during the creation of the sculpture “Stele Maschile”. This amazing sculpture was part of the solo exhibition “Beyond Time. Finds of the twenty-first Century A.D.“, held in iSculpture Gallery.
Enjoy the video!
My Tuscan Experience –Meet Art Feed Art
Collective exhibition : Arte a Colori (Colle Val d’Elsa) 4-18 October 2014
Collective exhibition: iSculpture Gallery (San Gimignano) 5-18 October 2014
A work of art transmits and expresses messages and feelings, almost always by itself, without the presence of its author next to it. But knowing the genesis of the artwork (whose hands created it? which thoughts originated it?) is a special experience, and in our case even a social experience. It’s an experience we have proposed through a series of meetings taking shape in the collective exhibition Meet Ar_tFeed Art.
Organised under the High Patronage of the Italian Republic, of the European Union and of the Region of Tuscany, the project ”My Tuscan Experience‘‘, of which this exhibition is the final act, has involved five high quality tourist accomodations, two young and lively art galleries, 14 Tuscan artists: a common event and a project created for a selected audience choosing Val d’Elsa as its aim, with all its quality aspects.
There is a second theme and a leit motiv in this exhibition: the dictionary of the words used by the artists to describe their work, that has united and sometimes divided the description of the works of art. The instinctive translations of the words into the different languages spoken by the people who were present, is an act to show that art does not need google-translation and perfectionism, but it needs to find itself within its group and its social background. Each artist has a verbal tag*: a list of terms and expressions allowing us to write down the different ways of saying belonging to the foreign guests, and which has an interest in giving the work of art ”created in Tuscany” a non-provincial understanding and interpretation.
The hotels: Relais della Rovere, Sovestro, Villa San Lucchese, Bel Soggiorno have made their rooms and their professionality available for a warm welcome, and the artists of the different Galleries have made it special to exchange visaual and verbal contacts, firstly taking part in the conversation and in the research.
In the Galleries Francesca Sensi Arte a Colori (Colle Val d’Elsa) and iSculpture (San Gimignano) these artists’ works of art will be shown from October 4st 2014: Elisa Bertaglia, Nicola Bertellotti, Matteo Cocci, Susan Leyland, Marco Manzella, Alessandro Reggioli, Tommaso Santucci, Mariano Fuga, Marco Cipolli, Irene Giannaccini, Fabrizio Lucchesi, Alessandro Marzetti, Simona Ragazzi and the tagged words, working as an international ”didascalic tour” of the presented artwork.
Meet Art_Feed Art is a collective exhibition conceived for enhancing Tuscan excellencies and it represents the start of a new project called ”Experential Tourism”.
Opening at Arte a Colori Gallery – Colle Val d’Elsa (SI): Saturday October 04th at 6.00 p.m.
Opening at iSculpture Gallery – San Gimignano (SI): Sunday October 05th at 6.00 p.m.
My Tuscan Experience – Feed Art Meet Art
Mostra Collettiva: Arte A Colori (Colle Val d’Elsa) | 4 – 18 Ottobre 2014
Mostra Collettiva: iSculpture Gallery (San Gimignano) | 5 – 18 Ottobre 2014
L’opera d’arte trasmette e veicola messaggi e sensazioni, quasi sempre lo fa da sola, senza il bisogno del suo autore a fianco. Conoscere tuttavia la paternità dell’opera (quali mani l’hanno creata, quali pensieri l’hanno suggerita) è un’esperienza speciale e nel nostro caso anche sociale. Una esperienza che abbiamo fatto vivere attraverso una serie di incontri, che si concretizzano nella mostra collettiva Feed Art – Meet Art (Incontra l’arte – Nutri l’arte).
Realizzato sotto l’Alto Patronato della Repubblica Italiana, dell’Unione Europea e della Regione Toscana, il progetto “My Tuscan Experience”, di cui la mostra è l’atto finale, ha coinvolto cinque strutture ricettive di alto pregio del territorio, due Gallerie d’Arte giovani e dinamiche, 14 artisti toscani: una comunione d’intenti ed un progetto creato per un pubblico selezionato che sceglie, come meta, la Val d’Elsa e le sue eccellenze.
Leit-motiv dell’esperienza è stato il vocabolario delle parole utilizzate dagli artisti per descrivere il loro operato, che ha unito, e a volte diviso, la descrizione dell’opera d’arte. Le traduzioni istintive dei vocaboli, nelle varie lingue di appartenenza di chi era presente, è un atto per dimostrare che l’arte non ha bisogno di google traslation e di perfezionismi, ma ha bisogno di ritrovarsi nel gruppo e nel sociale. Ad ogni artista sono stati associati alcuni tag* verbali: un elenco di termini ed espressioni che ci ha permesso di annotare i differenti modi di dire degli ospiti stranieri e che ha la volontà di restituire all’opera “created in tuscany” una comprensione non provinciale.
Gli Hotel della Rovere, Hotel Sovestro, Hotel Villa San Lucchese, Hotel Belsoggiorno hanno messo a disposizione i loro locali e la loro professionalità per una calorosa accoglienza e gli artisti delle rispettive Gallerie hanno reso speciale lo scambio visivo/verbale, partecipando in primis alla conversazione e alla ricerca.
Presso le Gallerie Francesca Sensi Arte A Colori (Colle di Val d’Elsa) e iSculpture (San Gimignano) saranno esposte fino al 18 Ottobre 2014 le opere degli artisti: Elisa Bertaglia, Nicola Bertellotti, Matteo Cocci, Susan Leyland, Marco Manzella, Alessandro Reggioli, Tommaso Santucci, Mariano Fuga, Marco Cipolli, Irene Giannacchini, Fabrizio Lucchesi, Alessandro Marzetti, Simona Ragazzi e le parole in tag, come idea di una didascalia “internazionale” dei lavori presentati.
Feed Art – Meet Art è una mostra collettiva pensata per la valorizzazione delle eccellenze (created in Toscana) ed è l’incipit di nuovo progetto chiamato “Turismo Esperienziale“.
Inaugurazione Sabato 4 Ottobre alle 17, presso la Galleria Arte A Colori, Colle di Val d’Elsa (SI)
Inaugurazione Domenica 5 Ottobre ore 18, iSculpture Gallery, San Gimignano (SI)
iSculpture Art Gallery,
Via Berignano 9,
53037 San Gimignano (SI)
Tel: +39 0577 940207
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…
iSculpture Gallery – San Gimignano & Casole d’Elsa is pleased to present
Simona Ragazzi: Beyond Time
Solo Exhibition: iSculpture Art Gallery Casole d’Elsa | September 20th – October 4th, 2014
Meet Art-Feed Art with Simona Ragazzi | September 19th, 2014
After two years since the first exhibition dedicated to Simona Ragazzi, iSculpture Gallery is pleased to present “Beyond Time. Finds of the twenty-first Century A.D.” that will be held at the new venue of Casole d’Elsa. From the reflection on the concept of duality, on the introspective dimension and the outward appearance that characterized the 2012 exhibition, titled “In & Out“, the artist now turns her attention to the analysis of certain archetypes of our globalized civilization.
The “findings” suggest attention and “love” for life: in particular those directly related to the daily dimension such as “Testa di ragazza” or “Scriba” heir to the thousand-year old Mediterranean tradition that has its roots in Egypt and Mesopotamia.
These art works by Simona Ragazzi are the mirror of a great vital and creative force. Made of different materials, from clay to bronze, they enclose a language rich of explicit iconographic citations. The Bolognese artist has developed an important work of semiotic research on the current art and culture. In fact, the works trace a direct line between the contemporary figurative codes and the archaic cultural elements by meditating on the relationship between past, present and future and by providing suggestions, readings and new narratives. These new archaeological works of Ragazzi reveal a high conceptual and communicative profile which intertwines the dimensions of time and space with sensitivity and humor.
In order to present the new artistic project even in the historic setting of San Gimignano, we have included a meeting with Simona Ragazzi in the project “Meet Art-Feed Art“, patronized by the Tuscan Region and the European Union. The event will take place September 19th at the Hotel Bel Soggiorno in San Gimignano and the theme will be “The ceramic vocabulary“.
Opening at iSculpture Gallery – Casole d’Elsa (SI): Saturday September 20th at 6.30 p.m.
Aperitif with the artist “Meet Art – Feed Art” at the Hotel Bel Soggiorno – San Gimignano (SI):
Friday, September 5th at 6.30 p.m.
News and info:
iSculpture Art Gallery,
Via Berignano 9,
53037 San Gimignano (SI)
Tel: +39 0577 940207
Simona Ragazzi was born in Bologna in 1969 where she developed her artistic career. She graduated in Painting Techniques at the ISART and later in Sculpture at the Academy of Fine arts in Bologna. She exhibited in various private and public locations, participating in Biennials, Competitions and Art Fairs in Italy and abroad. Her art works are part of private and public collections all over the World.
iSculpture was established in 2012 by Francesca Cundari and Patrick Pii, with the aim to promote both young and successful Italian sculptors. Our attention is mostly focused on the research of the new borders of the Italian figurative arts. Updated in taste and in the concept of “beauty”, sculpture is perhaps the most complete art kind, in which matter and shape come together in a continuous challenge to renewal, without ever leaving a constant acquisition of consolidated parameters relating to balance and know-how. The works of our selected artists represent a significant example of contemporary Italian sculptural production in the field of ceramics, bronze, alabaster, wood, marble and iron. Tradition and modernity merge together in the 14th century architecture and the renovation works, facilitating a timeless dialogue between the art works and the spectator. Its first location in San Gimignano, is today joined by a further exhibiting space in Casole d’Elsa (SI), at the border between the provinces of Siena and Pisa, crossed by international cultural and artistic fervors since many years ago.