EXHIBITIONS 2017: EXHIBITIONS YOU CAN’T MISS IN JULY
A list of exhibitions you can’t miss in July 2017.
Exhibitions and new exhibitions are finishing, shows that I’ve seen, and I want to see exhibitions.
Aspect to read your opinions in the comments and reviews on the exhibitions you have seen and the shows that you recommended and which are not in this list;-)
THE STARRY NIGHT BY VAN GOGH. WHY VAN GOGH PAINTED IT, WHAT IT REPRESENTS, WHERE YOU CAN SEE IT
In The Starry Night Van Gogh represents the most visionary night in history of art.
Before this painting the night had never been so intense! It’s one of the most famous paintings by Van Gogh, in which darkness is illuminated by violent flashes and by cosmic energy which seems that it can’t find peace.
Like all Van Gogh’s works The Starry Night is like a vision and it can barely hold the energy of the brush strokes.
READ ALSO: Van Gogh is a post-impressionism artist with Gauguin and many other.
NEW LIFE TO OPALINE GLASS WHICH COMBINES WITH STEEL IN THE INNOVATIVE PROJECT BY DESIGNER VITO NESTA
Glass is a very ancient material and glass for interior in a great idea.
In the past great masterpieces were created, but still today this material is capable of inspiring artists, and especially designers.
One of the exhibitions I suggested that you visit on the occasion of the Venice Biennale 2017 is dedicated to Ettore Sottsass and his relationship with glass.
During the last Salone del Mobile designer Vito Nesta presented an innovative project which combines a material of the past, such as opaline glass, with a modern material, such as steel.
With the project RISVOLTI, realized in collaboration with Effetto Vetro, opaline glass, which is gone out of production since the 1950s, is associated to Supermirror steel.
I addressed some questions to Vito Nesta, in order to understand where the idea came from, and how important the relationship between tradition and innovation is to him.
READ ALSO: Kartell celebrates the 50th anniversay of the Componibili.
René Magritte, Il figlio dell’uomo, 1964.
SURREALISM: WHEN IT DEVELOPED AND WHAT IT REPRESENTS
Surrealism, more than an art movement, was a cultural movement, heir of Dadaism.
The Surrealist manifesto, written by André Breton, dates back to 1924, and it affirms that surreal is the only way to reach a superior reality, thanks to the fusion of two realities which characterize the human life: waking life and dream.
ON SUNDAY AT THE MUSEUM: HOW TO PLAN A VISIT TO A MUSEUM
I do love museums, you know that, and spending a Sunday visiting a museum is a chance to do something interesting and funny at the same time.
Besides, admission to Italian state and civic museums is free every first Sunday of the month, and I often seize the opportunity (read the post I dedicated to my visit to the Natural History Museum of Venice, for example).
READ ALSO: Free museums in Rome and Free museums in Milan.
But not all my friends are excited when I suggest that we should spend some hours visiting a museum, and they often say that museums are boring and dusty.
I think that that feeling is due to unhappy past experiences, but you can change your mind, and with some expedients your Sunday at the museum may be a funny experience.
Here are 3 suggestions, which I successfully experienced, to visit a museum and live happily.