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Beppe Domenici event invitation, Saturday 29th September 21.00, Arkad Foundation, Seravezza, Italy

BEPPE DOMENICI APUANE
Stefano Pasquinucci interviews Gabriela Domenici, daughter of the versatile artist viareggino
Arkad Foundation – Artco Laboratory – Saturday 29 September 2018 at 21.
Painter, sculptor, engraver, magician of papier-mache, ceramist, set designer, caricaturist, designer … madly in love with the Apuan Alps. Ten years after his death, the multifaceted artist from Viareggio Beppe Domenici returns to Saturday 29 September at Seravezza in the penultimate event of the cycle that accompanies the exhibition “Cava” at the Arkad Foundation. Brilliant appointment, full of anecdotes and color, on the edge of a pyrotechnic career, characterized by the great love of Domenici for his land. A two-way interview between the journalist Stefano Pasquinucci and the daughter of the artist, Gabriela, which will also discuss the project by Alessandro Pasquinucci for the definition of an interactive tourist route linked to the countless artistic testimonies left by Beppe Domenici in Versilia. The meeting will start at 21, preceded at 7:30 pm by a refreshment. Free admission; booking advised by calling 0584 757034 or writing toinfo@arkad.it .At the center of the interview is the theme of the Apuan Alps, which Domenici traveled far and wide and which he painted on many occasions. “Beppe, my father, was fourteen years old when he first climbed from the volcano to Mosceta to continue to the Pania cross,” says his daughter Gabriela. “He fell in love with these mighty mountains, discovering hidden hollows of marble shimmering in the midday sun in the caverns, admiring at sunset the quarries of the red Vinca tinged with pink, walking up windy and shining ridges in contemplation of peaks, ridges, cliffs, canoni … He always carried a notepad and pencil “to take notes” as he used to say. He walked, then suddenly stopped and began to draw … without ever getting tired ».
Beppe Domenici, a twentieth-century artist strongly projected in the contemporary, will speak in the round, following the thousand trajectories of his career, during which he experimented languages ​​and forms of expression in the most diverse contexts, from carnival to the circus world, from film productions to interior design.The event is organized by the Arkad Foundation in collaboration with the Municipality of Seravezza and the Fondazione Terre Medicee as part of the celebrations for Michelangelo’s 500th anniversary in Versilia. On this occasion the exhibition “Cava” will be open to visitors: over 100 works by 78 different international artists (photographers, sculptors, painters, video artists, architects, designers) called to interpret the theme of the quarry in an artistic key, with the aim of enhance the indisputable beauty and charm of the marble mountains. the exhibition can be visited from Monday to Friday from 10:00 to 13:00, Saturday and Sunday from 17:00 to 20:00 and by appointment (0584 757034).Seravezza, 24 September 2018Press Office Comune di Seravezza
Stefano Roni +39 335 7720573 | @ ufficiostampa common. seravezza.lucca.it

 

Beppe Domenici joins the “CAVA” Exhibition, Seravezza (Lu) Italy

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.

Website:  http://www.arkad.it
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 joins the Italian Museo della Ceramica (Montelupo Fiorentino)

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”.

The NAIADE by Beppe Domenici

10/2015 Beppe Domenici exposition at the Montelupo Ceramic Museum (Fi, Italy)

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 
info@museomontelupo.it 
0039 0571 51352 
www.museomontelupo.it 
www.facebook.com/ceramicamontelupo

Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 10.00 to 19.00

Invitation 9 October 2015

Beppe Domenici, Naiade, dismountable glazed ceramic panel, 1963 lowBeppe Domenici, triangle table Hercules fighting with low snakes

03/2014 – First Beppe Domenici Award, Acquiterme, Italy

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.

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06/2013 – Exposition at Gala de l’Art 2013 Principality of Monaco

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.GALA DE L'ART

09/2012 – Rievocation of the Miracle of the 8th September 1944

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. However, the local population reminds us that this is also the date of the birth of the Virgin Mary and their salvation is thought to be due to their salvation; in fact the Nazis were not used to leaving traces of living memory during their retreat, as had happened. To mention local tragedies, in l’Aquilata or in the villa of the noble family Massarosa.
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. Here we celebrate life, the light that has won over darkness. 
On this occasion Manuela Menici, a young Tuscan artist already selected for the Venice Biennale last year, will invite the participants, before the mass, to light a candle and to make a wish. Candles of different shapes and heights will create an imaginary landscape whose light will recall the idea of ​​spiritual enlightenment and the belief that the sacred is everywhere needed.
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. In fact during this period Beppe Domenici worked in Bozzano for the Apice shoe factory for which he created all the advertising campaigns.

 

09/2012 – Donation for the rievocation of the “Miracle of the 8th September 1944”

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.

Beconi-8-September

03/2012 – Exhibition Beppe Domenici: I confini della Versilia tra le Apuane e il mare

BEPPE DOMENICI The borders of Versilia between the Apuane and the sea

VILLA CUTURI   
Lungomare A. Vespucci, 24 Marina di Massa
Inauguration of the exhibition on Sunday 13 May at 17.00
closing exhibition May 30th
free admission
opening hours from Monday to Sunday: 9.30 – 13.00; 15.00 – 19.00
This year “May 13” coincides with the fourth year of the disappearance of Beppe Domenici. We want to remember it with the exhibition ” Beppe Domenici. The borders of Versilia between the Apuane and the sea ​​” organized by CulturArte Beppe Domenici.
Curated by Maria Grazia Gherardini in collaboration with the daughter of the artist Gabriela Domenici, will be held at Villa Cuturi – Marina di Massa from 13 to 30 May 2012.

01/2012 – Exhibition Beppe Domenici: Ceramics

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 
Ticket: no 
Mail for information: beppedomenici@gmail.com 
Website: http://www.comune.montale.pt.it/ 
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

08/2011 – Beppe Domenici at the National antiques exibition

XXXII National Exhibition of 
Sarzana Antiques , Firmafede Fortress 
13th – 28th August 2011 
Opening from 6pm to midnight

In the XXXII National Exhibition of Antiques at the FIRMAFEDE Fortress in Sarzana, a preview of some of the ceramic works by the artist Beppe Domenici is on display.
The works are part of a corpus cataloged for the 2011 autumn exhibition on the unpublished ceramics that Domenici has performed, from the ’49 to the ’70s, in the furnaces of Vallauris, Albissola and Viareggio.

07/2011 – Exhibition ‘Ai limiti del cielo. Le Apuane di Beppe Domenici’

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.

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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.

04/2011 – Exhibition “Beppe Domenici. The partisan painter”

The exhibition: Beppe Domenici. The partisan painter,
organized by CulturArte-Beppe Domenici, is curated by Maria Grazia Gherardini and Gabriela Domenici, daughter of the artist.
The exhibition is in the atrium of Palazzo Bourdillon (former Palazzo Comunale), Piazza Mercurio, 21 Massa from 9 to 25 April 2011 with time: from 16.00 to 19.00
The inauguration will be held at 18.00 on April 9th
Beppe Domenici, was born in Viareggio on April 5, 1924, a painter with a typically Mediterranean style and inspiration, he alternated his pictorial activity with that of ceramist, set designer and sculptor, and also important work in the Viareggio Carnival.
The exhibition is composed of a nucleus of 18 paintings, which represent a path of his life linked to his past as a partisan, a series of paintings that are nothing more than direct testimonies reported on the canvas with the sensitivity of the artist mixed with man by conscientious civil commitment.
For information. 
CulturArte Beppe Domenici 
+39 9398584904 
beppedomenici@gmail.com 
www.beppedomenici.com Piazza Mercurio, 21

Bourdillon Palace
Mass (MS)

10/2010 – Exhibition “SMILE ART L’Arte del sorriso”

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

Beppe Domenici, born in Viareggio on April 5, 1924, a painter with fauve tones – expressionistic and intense colorist alternated his pictorial production with that of ceramist, set designer and sculptor, not forgetting his contribution to the prince event so dear to the viareggini and not : the Carnival of Viareggio. The event is composed of a corpus of 30 paintings that show the expressive research through the experiences made in the world of the circus, as a caricaturist, with the studies of the masks of the Commedia dell’Arte and on Humor until the birth in 2000 of a strand that the artist defines “Smile Art”.

His works are present in private and public collections, a large number is located in many foreign collections where he carried out his activity.

Press Office: 
CurlturArte Beppe Domenici 
with the contribution of: 
GDTEX M ARI NE® AS AUTOM ASJON 
Mondocarta

09/2010 – Exhibition Beppe Domenici “L’arte non e’ un instante”

The exhibition : ART IS NOT AN INSTANT organized by CulturArte Beppe Domenici, curated by Cecilia Ci in collaboration with the daughter of the artist Gabriela Domenici, wants to remember, two years after his death, this multifaceted artist from Viareggio.
The exhibition will be held in the hall of the Santa Teresa Art Gallery in Fano from 18 to 30 September 2010.

 

Beppe Domenici, born in Viareggio on April 5, 1924, a painter with fauve tones – expressionistic and intense colorist alternated his pictorial production with that of ceramist, set designer and sculptor, not forgetting his contribution to the prince event so dear to the viareggini and not : the Carnival of Viareggio. The event is composed of a corpus of 25 paintings, his paintings range from the marine Versilia, the hostess of Miami, from the jokes of the clowns to the dialogues of the masks of the Italian Commedia.
His works are present in private and public collections, a large number is located in many foreign collections where he carried out his activity.

07/2010 – Exhibition Beppe Domenici. Una pittura senza confini

“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.

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09/2009 – Beppe Domenici exhibition at the Europa gallery for the contest “Il mare e la sua gente”

Painting “Itapu ‘Brasile” (oil on cardboard 35x25cm) participates in the 9th competition “The sea and its people” that will take place from 10 to 20 September 2009 at the Europa Gallery in Lido di Camaiore (Lu).

Inauguration September 10th, Galleria Europa, Free admission.

 

Galleria Europa, 
Lungomare Europa, 41 
Lido di Camaiore (Lu)

Lungomare Europa, 55041 Camaiore LU, Italy 
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02/2009 – Artworks of Beppe Domenici at the exhibition “Arte fra le maschere”

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.

01/2009 – Anthology exhibition of Beppe Domenici

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

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10/2008 – Beppe Domenici’s sketch donated to the Carnival museum of Viareggio – Tuscany

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.

Source: viareggiok.it

03/2008 – Collective Exhibition at the Europa gallery in Lido di Camaiore – Tuscany

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 
Galleria Europa 
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.

Gabriela Domenici

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