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The Arkad Foundation, for years a promoter of artistic and cultural activities, presents the exhibition “CAVA”, which can be visited in its gallery from 28 July to 28 October 2018.
Address: Viale Leonetto Amadei, 358, 55047 Seravezza LU, Italy
The theme of the exhibition is the marble quarry seen as a work of art, to be admired and protected, with the aim of enhancing and appreciating the indisputable artistic beauty and the fascination always emanating from the mountains of marble. This vision will be given by artists from different fields (photographers, sculptors, painters, video artists, architects, designers, etc.) who will present an interpretation of the quarry filtered by their gaze.
September 29th the meeting dedicated to the discovery of the late artist and present in the exhibition Beppe Domenici .
Beppe Domenici enters the Museum of Ceramics
On 3 June 2016 in Montelupo Fiorentino on the occasion of the Conference on “Il Blu di Montelupo” the splendid work “La Naiade” bas-relief in blue ceramic of Montelupo, has become part of the collections of the famous Museum of Ceramics of Montelupo Fiorentino.
Following the great interest aroused by the exhibition “Terra-Fuoco e la Passione” by the artist Beppe Domenici, curated by the art historian Claudio Giorgetti, exhibition that from London to Oslo has been a great success and that has ended its own process in the Tuscan town, homeland since the Etruscan age of ceramics processing.
The artist’s work has been museumized and can be admired today exposed together with the works of other great contemporary artists. The large bas-relief is an example of the mastery and sculptural ability of Beppe Domenici that articulates the space playing with the convexity and the lines slipped into a flattened relief in which the splendid multi-fired glazing gives a precious and indefinable luminescence that recalls the glazes Clunyacensi making its own all the plastic tradition that with the Great Historic Avant-gardes of the ‘900 concludes a journey begun in antiquity and that with the Robbiani friezes of the Renaissance finds the highest expression of the land of Tuscany. In this work Domenici transmits all his knowledge of ceramist, art learned working with Leger and Picasso in Vallauris and then continued in Albissola together with Lucio Fontana, Aligi Sassu, Lele Luzzatti, and then perfected in the technique of glazes in Montelupo. For the artist, therefore, it was like a “return home”.
Friday, October 9th “Terra, fuoco e la passione” will be inaugurated by Beppe Domenici, one of the most eclectic Tuscan artists of the second post-war period. The exhibition will remain open until 10 January 2016.
The exhibition, curated by Claudio Giorgetti, is promoted by Fondazione Museo Montelupo Onlus and Comune di Montelupo Fiorentino
Under the patronage of: Comune di Viareggio and the Viareggio Carnival Foundation
Inauguration Friday 9th October at 6.00 pm
at the Ceramics Museum of Montelupo Fiorentino
piazza Vittorio Veneto, 11
0039 0571 51352
Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 10.00 to 19.00
End of the closing Carnival parade on March 9th 2014:
Prize winners of the wagons and groups registered with delivery of the 1st trophy “Beppe Domenici” to the most artistic wagon. The SOMS Acquese and the Committee in fact dedicate this Carnival 2014 to the figure of the late artist Beppe Domenici, master of the papier-mâché in Viareggio, well-known artist, ceramist, set designer; remembering the work done for the spa town in the years 1980-82 when he was called to hold courses for the design, modeling and production of works in papier-mâché, a period in which Domenici also realized designs, paintings, scenographies and other plastic works now preserved in some Italian and foreign museums.
From May 30th to June 1st 2013 at the renowned Hotel de Paris in Montecarlo, with the intervention of the Italian Embassy of the Principality of Monaco in the person of His Excellency Antonio Morabito, who granted the patronage for the important contribution that the event gives to diffusion of Italian culture in the world, in the Beaumarchais and Bosio rooms will be exhibited a prestigious selection of works of art by Beppe Domenici unique in its kind and an unprecedented exhibition of the collection of stage clothes that the soprano Katia Ricciarelli has worn in the most famous theaters of the world.
On the 8th of September, the anniversary of the liberation of the inhabitants of Massaciuccoli from the Nazi occupation occurs. The local population, in fact, was locked up in the Frantoio di Quiesa awaiting his death, but at dawn on 8 September he managed “miraculously” to save himself even after the bombing of Pisa that put the Germans on the run.
Since then, every year on this date, to commemorate the extraordinary event, a mass is celebrated inside the mill at 18.00 which always attracts a large number of participants, reflecting the intensity with which this event is still today remembered.
On the facade of the building will be placed the beautiful terracotta image of the ” Virgin on the throne ” (in the picture), which the artist Beppe Domenici created in the early 50s in his furnace ” Ceramica Viareggio ” This work was donated from the family fulfilling a wish of the father who wanted to be placed almost as an ex-voto in this place that the people read as miraculous.
Ceramics 1950 – 1970 An irregular between classicism and informal
On display at the Villa Smilea Castle via G. Garibaldi, 2, Montale – Pistoia
From January 7th to February 26th 2012
Opening on Saturday and Sunday and Holidays: 3.30pm / 6.30pm.
Opening Saturday, January 7th, 2012 4.30pm
Telephone for information: 0573 952234/65
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With this first reconnaissance of the ceramics work of Beppe Domenici, the work of one of the most eclectic Tuscan artists of the second after war is brought back to the attention of the general public.
Catalog edited by Claudio Giorgetti, with technical sheets by Claudia Baldi, on display. The exhibition is organized by the CSRE of Pistoia dott.re Carlo Vanni Menichi, on behalf of the Councilorship of Culture of the City of Montale.
CulturArte Beppe Domenici
XXXII National Exhibition of
Sarzana Antiques , Firmafede Fortress
13th – 28th August 2011
Opening from 6pm to midnight
Viani Hall of the Prince of Piedmont
Viareggio Versilia Congressi
from 23 July to 7 August 2011
every day from 18.00 to 24.00
The exhibition At the limits of the sky The Apuane by Beppe Domenici organized by CulturArte Beppe Domenici, is curated by Maria Grazia Gherardini in collaboration with the daughter of the artist Gabriela Domenici.
Domenici, was born in Viareggio on April 5, 1924, an eclectic artist, sculptor, ceramist, magician of the papier-mâché of the famous Viareggio Carnival and many other peculiarities concerning the visual arts. For a certain period of his pictorial activity he dedicated himself to the iconography of the mountains dear to Michelangelo: the Apuan Alps, places that saw him as a painter, but also committed to the search for freedom and democracy, in fact in those peaks and valleys, left the brush and the palette, he held the musket and dressed himself in the partisan uniform. The event consists of a corpus of 40 paintings and 12 graphics, retrace the poetics expressed by the artist with love and commitment on the natural boundary that contains, on the east side, the mythical land of Versilia.
Opera by Maestro Beppe Domenici on display at the group
“Artisti di Mare” at the Versilia Nautical Club (Viareggio LU)
10-20 March 2011
Exhibition of painting titled SMILE ART The Art of the smile of the artist Beppe Domenici
Curated by Claudia Baldi in collaboration with CulturArte Beppe Domenici and the artist’s family, she wants to remind two years of her death, this versatile artist from Viareggio.
The exhibition will be held in the hall of the Galleria Europa in Lido di Camaiore with the organization of the Circumscription No. 3 “Lido di Camaiore” from 9 to 17 October 2010. The inauguration of the exhibition will take place on October 9th at 4pm.
Opening hours: every day from 3.30 to 7.00 pm Saturday and Sunday: from 11.00 to 19.00
His works are present in private and public collections, a large number is located in many foreign collections where he carried out his activity.
CurlturArte Beppe Domenici
with the contribution of:
GDTEX M ARI NE® AS AUTOM ASJON
“Beppe Domenici, painting without borders” is a tribute to the late artist Beppe Domenici, who died two years ago.
The exihibition is organized by the association CulturArte-Beppe Domenici, the curators being Maria Grazia Gherardini and the artist’s daughter, Gabriela.
Opening on the 24th of July at the Sala Viani in the Versilia Congressi building in Viareggio the exhibition runs until the 8th August.
Beppe Domenici was born on the 5th April 1924 in Viareggio. He was inspired by fauvism, expressionism and can also be defined a deep “colorista”.
An eclectic artist, his wide activity spans from painture to ceramics, from scenography to sculpture. Not to be forgotten is his contribution as float designer and builder to the much beloved and popular Viareggio’s Carnival.
Domenici can be described as a tireless researcher of new inspirations and ideas in the field of the Arti Maggiori.
Among his favourite subjects were the local and national lanscapes, beaches, docks, his much beloved sea, the views of Liguria, the Apuane Alps and very often the natural main sights that define the borders of the Versilia. He also painted overseas scenes of Brasil, the United States, Venezuela and, going north, of Iceland and the North Cape.
His numerous works are now held in private and public collections, many of them where he worked abroad.
This exhibition comprises 50 significant core works, a sort of essential catalogue of his very wide activity, which left us a profound human and intellectual legacy.
Sunday March 7th at 11.00 am
at Piazza Palombari dell’Artiglio (pier of the Madonnina)
Special prize to the memory of the master Beppe Domenici at the award ceremony of the international art contest San Crispino 2009.
The master’s paintings were chosen to be exhibited at the 2009 Bratislava International Exhibition for the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin.
Three Paintings by Beppe Domenici will be competing for the XI edition of the international San Crispino award, which will take place from 10 to 25 October 2009 in Porto Sant’elpidio (AP).
Link to the contest website
the black barge in Viareggio dock
Inauguration September 10th, Galleria Europa, Free admission.
Lungomare Europa, 41
Lido di Camaiore (Lu)
Lungomare Europa, 55041 Camaiore LU, Italy
The critic Enrico Dei and the curator Gabriela Domenici, guests of the Versilia broadcast in Festa on the Rete Versilia channel on Sunday 28 June.
February 20, 2009
Works by Beppe Domenici at the exhibition ” Arte fra le maschere. Paintings and sculptures by the masters of papier-mâché “, at Villa Paolina, Viareggio.
The exhibition, organized by the Municipality of Viareggio in collaboration with the Kaleidoscope Association, under the patronage of the Carnival Foundation, will remain open until March 29th. Admission is free.
Beppe Domenici’s anthological exhibition ”
” The echo of images beyond the horizon “
10 January – 8 February 2009
Sala Putti and Capitolo, Chiostro di Sant’Agostino, Pietrasanta (LU).
Curated by Claudia Baldi and Gabriela Domenici
December 17, 2008
The picture titled “Encountered Tito Marcello Garosi in Forno 11 June 1944”, with subject the resistance, has been donated to the Italian national partisan association.
October 23, 2008
The sketch of the wagon ever made from the title Eperno immane degenere was donated to the Carnival Museum in Viareggio, near the Citadel of Carnival.
A sketch by Beppe Domenici a painter, sculptor, set designer, ceramist, writer, as well as a magician of papier-mâché and professional art, is added to the collection held in the Viareggio Carnival museum at the Citadel of Carnival.
In the gallery that houses posters, models, scale reproductions of allegorical floats to retrace the history of the Viareggio Carnival since 1873, thanks to the donation made by the artist who died last May, the Beppe Domenici project of a wagon is also exhibited. never realized with the title Eperno immane degenere dated 2000, donated to the Carnival Foundation a few months after its disappearance.
Author and creator of urban projects such as the fountain on the seafront of Viareggio in front of the Royal Hotel, Beppe Domenici was also an artist of the Viareggio Carnival of which he remembers the Follie wagon of progress (3rd classified) in the edition of 1952 that Domenici had for the first time pulled by a tractor to replace the oxen. A craftsman often of particular constructions such as Senza parole (1970), which depicted Picasso at work in modern and unconventional works, Something to Save (1968) with a gigantic and novel Noah intent on saving, as well as animals, even the Italian architectural works such as the Tower of Pisa. The last work brought to parade was the opening complex dedicated to Pinocchio for the 1981 edition.
The Carnival Foundation is committed to enhancing the cultural heritage of the Viareggio Carnival – declares President Giovanni Maglione – welcomes the work donated by the Domenici Family, which represents a further contribution to the representation of the great history of the Viareggio Carnival.
From March 21st to April 2nd 2008 the collective exhibition “Our Roots from the Apuans to the Sea and Beyond” will be held.
Master Beppe Domenici participates in the Collective
Opening March 21 at 11.00
viale Pistelli, Lido di Camaiore (LU)
At the age of 84 he “hung up” the palette at the nail, after a 66 – year art work of painting between the sea and Apuane; beyond then wandering in the call among new people of overseas.
From the first works of the 1946-70 docks from the “bright chromaticism” BEPPE DOMENICI when it is in the mountain path in contemplation of steep points peaks, ridges, cliffs, gullies full of ravaneti dripped by white holes of the marble quarries, passes to the “Apulian chromaticism” “With calm tones, evocative in the search for an identity beyond pictorial.
Own identity and also of the vital Apuan people made up of simple sincere hospitable families, human affective and industrious of quarrymen and farmers of the mountain.
Dialogue with the monumental APUAN ALPS, facing the Tyrrhenian sea, penetrating their enchanting, almost unreal, but strong world, shaped by extraordinary sculptural forms thanks to the unusual epochal geodynamics.
How could BEPPE DOMENICI escape from their fascinating irresistible call from a young age?
But to better view works through a formal critical analysis let us rely on pieces already expressed by the art critic Dino Villani in the Milanese exhibition in 1974:
<< (…) prefers to set his scenes of work and rest in the landscape of his mountains, (… ) manages to make not only very realistic, but even symbolic images, (…) establishes with a small compositional and a perspective game, often clever and clever, those proportions and those relationships that should not be forgotten. >>.
Ultimately the task of the work of art is the clear communication of its contents.