Art and Design

Decormea - inspired decorating and restoration work


Decormea - Elena at work on a ceiling decorationDecormea - Elena at work on a ceiling decorationDecormea
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 collection of artistic postcards by Marc Sardelli

Le Livornine - a collection of artistic postcards by Marc SardelliLe Livornine - a collection of artistic postcards by Marc Sardelli

26-3-2013 Le Livornine, a series of art postcards by the well-known Livornese artist Marc Sardelli

Fulvio Tasca (owner of the local publishing and printmaking company, Editasca), and Anna Nosiglia 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the city of Livorno and one of its most respected artists through a form of communication which has in many ways been superceded by emails and text messages.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.

Modigliani's Heads

One of the Greatest Hoaxes in the History of Italian Art

The False Heads on display in 1984The False Heads on display in 1984In 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

Project pARTerre - contemporary art in the park

Support the Il Parterre project by buying a t-shirt (shown - artist Silvia MenicagliSupport the Il Parterre project by buying a t-shirt (shown - artist Silvia Menicagli16-12-2015 The Project

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.

Scuola Labronica

Scorcio di Ardenza con figure, by Cafiero Filipelli, one of the Scuola Labronica artists: source: www.artnet.comScorcio di Ardenza con figure, by Cafiero Filipelli, one of the Scuola Labronica artists: source: www.artnet.comThe Scuola Labronica was a group of 18 Italian artists, all born in or around Livorno. It was officially founded in 1920, though its members had met regularly at the Caffè Bardi, in the centre of Livorno, since 1908. It continued until about 1950.

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