Thursday, 2 February 2017

'Michelangelo and Sebastiano' exhibit in London

The National Gallery of London will this spring showcase the Italian Renaissance from March 15 through June 25 with the 'Michelangelo and Sebastiano' exhibition.The creative collaboration and friendship between the two artists, with their complementary but radically different talent, will be on display for the first time. Through about 70 works of art including paintings, sculpture, drawings and letters, the exhibition documents a professional relationship that lasted for over 25 years and does not shy away from times of both exultation and frustration experienced by both Michelangelo and Sebastiano del Piombo.

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Friday, 27 January 2017

The recipe - Strufuli di Carnevale

A typical carnival pastry common in various parts of Umbria; delicious and not to be missed!


8 eggs
8 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
8 tablespoons sugar
16 tablespoons flour
1 small glass of MistrĂ  liqueur and/or rum
rind of 1 lemon, grated
1 tablespoon dried yeast
vanilla essence (optional)
honey or Alchermes liqueur for garnishing
oil for frying.

Mix the flour, yeast, oil, lemon rind, sugar, flavourings and liqueurs together.  Knead vigorously for a few minutes until the dough is stiff and full of cavities. If necessary, add a little flour or milk. Leave the dough to rest for about an hour. Heat the oil in a large frying pan. Take large dollops of dough and drop them into the boiling oil. When these are puffy and golden, remove them from the oil and place them on kitchen paper. Sprinkle the strufoli with Alchermes liqueur or melt some honey and drizzle over the strufoli.

Edward Hopper Exhibition in Rome - still time to see it!


Held by some to be a story-teller, by others to be the only artist capable of creating a “freeze frame” of a panorama or a human life. It was Edward Hopper himself (1882-1967) – the best known and most popular American artist of the 20th century – a reserved, taciturn man and a lover of sea views and of the bright light in his spacious studio, who best explained his poetics: “If I could say it in words there would be no reason to paint.”

The exhibition Edward Hopper, opened on the 1st of October 2016 and is on until the 12th of February 2017 at Complesso del Vittoriano – Ala Brasini in Rome, Under the aegis of Istituto per la storia del Risorgimento, in collaboration with Assessorato alla Crescita culturale – Sovrintendenza Capitolina ai Beni Culturali, organized by Arthemisia Group in collaboration with the Whitney Museum of American Art of New York, covers the whole span of the output of the celebrated American artist.

From the Parisian watercolors to the landscapes and cityscapes of the 1950s and 1960s, the exhibition curated by Barbara Haskell – curator of painting and sculpture at the Whitney Museum of American Art – in collaboration with Luca Beatrice, showcases Hopper’s skill as a draftsman through more than 60 works, including celebrated masterpieces such as South Carolina Morning (1955), Second Story Sunlight (1960), New York Interior (1921), Le Bistro or The Wine Shop (1909), Summer Interior (1909), and extremely interesting studies (like the study for Girlie Show, 1941): a path that takes in all the phases of his output and all the techniques employed by an artist who is now considered to be a great master of 20th-century painting.

Monday to Thursday 9.30 am > 7.30 pm
Friday and Saturday 9.30 am > 10.00 pm
Sunday 9.30 am > 8.30 pm (Last entry one hour before)

Full price € 14,00 (audioguide included)
Concession € 12,00 (audioguide included)
Group concession € 10,00 (booking required, obligatory microphone equipment, min 15 max 25 people)
Children concession € 6,00 (children from 4 to 11)
Infant Schools € 5,00 (booking required, min 15 max 25 people)

GUIDED TOURS (admission not included, booking required, obligatory microphone equipment , min 15 max 25 people)
Guided tours for schools € 80,00
Guided tours for schools in foreign language € 90,00
Guided tours for groups € 100,00
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WORKSHOP From 4 to 11 years (admission not included, booking required min 15 max people)
School group € 100,00

Groups € 30,00
Schools € 15,00

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€ 1,50
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