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Until the 30 January 2011, the art of photographer Jim Goldberg can be seen in Pordenone in the Fruili region of Italy. Pordenone is hosting a exhibition dedicated to this critically acclaimed contemporary American photographer. Goldberg often works with the Magnum photographic agency. In addition to the exhibition there will be workshops, conferences and discussions with critics and other contemporary artists.
Above all, the exhibition provides visitors with an opportunity to see numerous examples of Goldberg’s photography. Over 300 of Goldberg’s photographs will be on display in Pordenone’s Parco 2 exhibition centre designed by eco-friendly architect Thomas Herzog. Goldberg is known for his “politically charged and socially conscious images.”, and visitors will be able to experience the impact of this American photographer’s work first hand.
Images are on display from Goldberg’s book “Rich and Poor“, a kind of photo-documentary which contrasts pictorially the lives of the impoverished and marginalised living in squalor with those of the rich living in splendour. So powerful were the “Rich and Poor” images that Goldberg’s book was selected as one of the 20th century’s greatest photobooks.
Other powerful images laced with social comment on display in Pordenone come from Goldberg’s “American Outsiders” series, with its memorable portraits of marginalised youngsters. Some of Goldberg’s captures show people who are escaping from war, violence, oppression, Aids and reality in search of a better life in Europe.
Goldberg’s photographs are an ensemble of human emotions, capturing misery, hope, the search for happiness, the desire to start afresh and love of life. The overriding theme is that is that of naked pure, and at times, harsh, reality. Such is Goldberg’s abilty to capture human emotion photographically that he has been engaged by the likes of Dolce and Gabbana to prepare inspiring images for the Italian fashion house’s advertising campaigns.
The Goldberg exhibition in Pordenone, Italy runs from now until the 30 January 2011 and admission is free. Pordenone’s Parco 2 exhibition centre can be found in Via Bertossi, 9 in Pordenone.
The opening times are as follows:
- Monday to Friday: 3pm to 7pm
- Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays: 10am to 8pm
Photographers and art lovers will find this opportunity to see Goldberg’s work up close and personal unmissable. If you do decide to head to Pordenone to see Goldberg, then think about staying in this lovely apartment in Sesto al Reghena which is 20 minutes from Pordenone by car.
The closest airport to Pordenone is Venice, with Pordenone being around 50 kilometres (c. 30 miles) from Venice.
Visit Padua in Italy and Marvel over the Canova to Modigliani Art Exhibition – Open until 27 February 2001
Italy is dripping with art. Works of art are everywhere, up to and including Italy’s streets, and in Padua’s elegant Palazzo Zabarella where the extensive Canova to Modigliani Art Exhibition of 19th and early 20th century art runs until 27 February 2011.
Visitors to this art exhibition will also be able to see how late 19th century artists attempted to counter the influence of an emerging new medium – that of photography. The realism of photography posed a problem for portrait artists, who had had no competition. With the advent of photography, artists were forced to rethink their approach to interpreting reality, and the results of their efforts can be seen in section six of the Palazzo Zabarella exhibition.
The Canova to Modigliani exhibition featuring, amongst others, the work of Zandomeneghi, Ingres, Molteni, Piccio, Cremona, Severini, Hayez, Ranzoni, Boldini, Thorvaldsen, Pellizza da Volpedo, Lega, Tito, Corcos, Boccioni, Appiani, Balla and the sculptures of Canova.
For art aficionados and those interested in portrait photography a visit to this exhibition is likely to prove an interesting and educational experience.
The exhibition is divided into nine sections, through which visitors will be able to see the evolution in styles, techniques, and approaches of the artists featured. A real trip through 19th and early 20th centry art history, in the enchanting surroundings of Palazzo Zabarella in Padua.
Palazzo Zabarella’s Canova to Modigliani Art Exhibition Sections
- Section I: Ideas and nature. Portraits in sculpture
- Section II: From Appiani to Piccio. A combination of Neo-Classical grace and Romantic Naturalism
- Section III: The poetics of feelings in family portraits
- Section IV: The portrait of the artist and the atelier
- Section V: Costume portraits
- Section VI: From the comparison with reality to photography
- Section VII: New experiences in the portrayal of modern life
- Section VIII: Italy-France. The Twentieth Century
- Section IX: Catajo, the paradise and the mysteries of miniature
Exhibition opening hours: every day from 9.30am to 7.30pm
Padua is a charming city to visit, and also makes an ideal place to stay for those who would like to visit nearby Venice, which is a short train journey away.
Some Suggestions as to Where to Stay
If the exhibition tempts you into thinking about a break in Italy, then you will, of course, need somewhere to stay, in which case, take a look at this selection of bed and breakfast and other accommodation, including a romantic Italian castle: Accommodation in and around Padua, Italy
Surprise your partner by booking a stay at this elegant castle bed and breakfast: Montecchia Castle Bed and Breakfast – it’s not in Padua, so you will need transport.
Providing a perfect excuse to come to Milan for a long weekend in a bed and breakfast, and, maybe to do some Christmas shopping in one of the most sophisticated cities in northern Italy, after 50 years, Salavador Dalì’s surreal, provocative work returns to Milan, Italy.
Held in central Milan at the Palazzo Reale, a stone’s throw away from Milan’s majestic cathedral, Il Duomo, is the “The Dream Comes Closer” – “Il Sogno Si Avvicina” exhibition of the works of Spanish surrealist artist Salvador Dalì. The exhibition of Dali’s art explores the artist’s relationship with landscapes, dreams, and desires.
This display in Milan of Dali’s work has been enhanced by the involvement of collaborator and friend of Dali, the architect Oscar Tusquets Blanca.
Four Dalì Flavour Sections
Divided into four sections, each of which are supported by multi-media including films of interviews with the artist himself, the exhibition virtually brings Dalì to life. As well as the original approach to the display of Dali’s work, the exhibition also highlights Dalì’s links with the Italian surrealism and metaphysical art movements. Works from this period of the artist’s life show other sides to Dali’s character, facets of the artist’s complex character which were mystical, religious and sentimental.
Feature Yourself in Dali’s Work
On show is the well-known Dalì work ‘The Mae West Room‘, with its surreal portrait of the late Hollywood star depicting the actresses nose as a fireplace and her mouth as a sofa. To compliment to the experience of viewing this portrait, a room has been furnished in the style the painting allowing viewers to become part of the artwork. Sounds like an idea Dalì himself might have approved of.
Dali and Walt Disney
Being in Milan, Italy’s fashion and design capital, appropriately enough the exhibition also features Dali’s experimentation in the world of fashion and design, as well as Dali’s involvement in the world of cinema. Indeed, visitors to the exhibition will be able to view the fruits of the work of Dali and Walt Disney which resulted in the short “Destiny”.
Dali On Display Until January 30 2011
Produced in conjunction with Madrid’s Salvador Dali Foundation and Milan City Council, this display of the late Spanish artist’s work runs from now until the 30 January 2011. Dali’s works have been loaned to Milan’s Palazzo Reale exhibition area by the Reina Sofia gallery of Madrid and other gallery’s which display the work of this iconic Spanish artist.
Fans of Dalì’s surrealism who would like to see this unique exhibition of his work will need somewhere to stay in Milan, in which case they might like to look here for some accomodation ideas: Caffelletto’s selection of bed and breakfasts and self-catering apartments in Milan.
Milan is a shoppers paradise!