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Volume 35 no 5 May / June 2021

Features: Cleveland, ohio and the industrial artland Darren Jones Continues His Series On Art Scenes Across America State of Art Steven Litt’s Survey of the Ohio Art Scene Amanda D. King In Conversation With Darren Jones A hot take on ohio With Cleveland Newcomer Tizziana Baldenebro Cultural conflicts in the visual arts David Carrier The inward eye Colin Fell Writes …

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Street Art, Milan

Loretta Pettinato (Translated by Laura Pettinato) Born in New York in 1972 as a rebellious, provocative movement, street art became a fully-fledged artistic movement thanks to the work of Basquiat and Kit Haring, as well as becoming a worldwide phenomenon that can be found in every city. Along with other cities, Milan recognized how much potential this form of art …

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Women of Art

Loretta Pettinato (Translated by Laura Pettinato) An exhibition called ‘Women of Art. Stories of women from the 1500s to the 1600s’ was due to open on March 2nd 2021 in the Palazzo Reale in Milan, but its inauguration was delayed following the latest lockdown. The end of this exhibition has not been changed and it remains July 25th 2021. In-person …

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The Etruscans

Loretta Pettinato Spring 2020 was an abnormal and far from ideal season. Certain spectral atmospheres resembled Hieronymus Bosch’s paintings, while also being comparable to the pandemics that disrupted societies in the past, such as the 17th-century Black Plague described by Alessandro Manzoni in I Promessi Sposi. We have been isolated, forced to interrupt physical contact, gripped by boredom and, at …

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The Story of Women

by Loretta Pettinato in Brescia Translated by Laura Pettinato Starting from January 2020, various Italian cities began promoting different cultural initiatives which revolve around the female universe, to pay tribute to women. Inside the Martinengo Palace in Brescia an exhibition has been organized with artwork from 1500 to 1900, entitled Women in Art. There are 90 paintings by artists such …

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Volume 34 no 5 May / June 2020

ARTICLES: THE ART OF THE NAKED APE Miklos Legrady, Toronto Editor LEONARDO DA VINCI MUSEUM, MILAN Anna Maria Benedetti EVERY JOKE HIDES A TRUTH Al Jirikowic on the movie Joker ISAAC LEVITAN, RUSSIAN MASTER Colin Fell, our new writer in Penzance DEPARTMENTS: 2 LETTERS 4 EDITORIAL BY Pendery Weekes 5 SPEAKEASY BY Jack Balas   REVIEWS: 15 TRAGÉDIE FRANÇAISE Frances …

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A brilliant madness

by Loretta Pettinato (Translated by Laura Pettinato) The artist Emilio Vedova, born in 1919, was able to renovate the artistic language of his time thanks to his brilliant madness and extraordinary instincts. Palazzo Reale celebrated the centenary of his birth by setting up a retrospective of his art which, through constant research and experimentation, morphed from an original realism to …

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Giorgio de Chirico

Among the many Italian artists who lived in the past century, the painter Giorgio de Chirico was undoubtedly one who always managed to stir up emotions and astonishment, as well as much criticism. In order to celebrate this 20th-century master, Palazzo Reale organized a retrospective exhibition which includes hundreds of artworks, including juvenile paintings, portraits and mannequins, all displayed in …

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Reale Light, Milan

From July 29th to September 29th, the Palazzo Reale has been hosting the “Light Project” exhibition, which is the very first retrospective dedicated to Nanda Vigo, a multifaceted artist and architect from Milan, who was involved in multiple projects ranging from design to architecture and art. She has exhibited her work across the world, from New York, Berlin and Shanghai …

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Volume 34 no 1 September – October 2019

In this issue: Features: Museum of Modern Women – Kathryn Zazenski from Warsaw Oh Chicago, my Chicago – Maggie Leininger on Comfort Station After the Art Fair Bubble Bursts – Phil Barcio on the Chicago Expo Artist Miklos Legrady on Art Education Belated Tribute to a Gifted Painter – Jane Addams Allen on French Impressionist Berthe Morisot Letters Editorial by …

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Magnum’s First

Diocesan Museum, Milan, May 9 – October 6, 2019 It’s truly inexplicable how the first exhibition of the Magnum photo agency, which was presented in five German cities between 1956 and 1957, has been forgotten for fifty years. The artwork was found by sheer chance only in 2006 inside two boxes which contained, in addition to the photographs, coloured panels …

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The Man Who Lived Twice, an Appreciation of William Congdon

An exponent of figurative abstractionism, the American painter William G. Congdon, in the 1940s, was as famous as a Rothko, Pollock or Rauschenberg. A tormented and very sensitive soul, he lived two conversions that produced a dichotomy between the “before” and the “after” in his artistic production. If at the beginning his work was still amateur, after the Second World …

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