One of the Greatest Hoaxes in the History of Italian Art
In 1909 artist Amedeo Modigliani left Livorno for Paris, embittered by the negative reviews he had received from art critics and fellow citizens. The story goes that someone even advised him to throw his sculptures away, they were worth so little, and at this Modigliani tossed some of his carved busts into Livorno's Fosso Reale canal near his home
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11th January 2011 Talk to any of Livorno's many talented contemporary artists and they will probably complain about how the city's artistic scene is too strongly tied to its Macchiaioli background. Livorno's galleries heave with works from this artistic period as though nothing else worth showing existed. It is difficult for contemporary Livornese artists to find space to show their works locally, and many are forced to turn to other cities and regions.
Here then, is an exhibition that appears to want to break away from Livorno's traditional artistic heritage and to present some refreshing new works that go beyond the conventional.
Decormea is the result of the combined artistic talents of Elena Perelli and Annalisa Ravenna. From two different but complementary backgrounds, Elena and Annalisa have combined their creative skills to offer a wide range of decorating and restoration services for the home. They are based in Livorno, but are available to work all over Tuscany.
Le Livornine, a series of art postcards by the well-known Livornese artist Marc Sardelli, NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE!
Fulvio Tasca (owner of the local publishing and printmaking company, Editasca), and Anna Nosiglia (Casa Anna) came up with the idea of promoting both the city of Livorno and one of its most respected artists through a form of communication which has in many ways been superceded by emails and text messages. For many of us, the postcard is an object of nostalgia, just like the images painted and drawn by Sardelli between the late 1950s and the 1980s.
1st July 2012 The prizewinners of the third edition of the contemporary art contest, Premio Combat, were announced yesterday, 30th June 2012, at the Granai gallery (the temporary exhibition space in Villa Mimbelli) where the 70 finalists have been on show for the past week.
Within the boundaries of Livorno's historic Parterre park in Viale Carducci, a host of new inhabitants are about to be installed: Project Parterre - a collective project involving 34 prominent contemporary artists - will fill the park with animals and beasts of literary and oral tradition, imaginary creatures that have come about at the hand of these artists and which will make the Parterre into a unique urban park of contemporary art, and the first in Italy with a literary-ludic theme.