Gribouillage: when doodling becomes art

gribouillage | scarabocchio

GRIBOUILLAGE: WHEN DOODLING BECOMES ART

I had the opportunity to visit an exhibition that, with unusual juxtapositions, sheds light on lesser-known aspects of the practice of drawing.
Gribouillage/Scarabocchio. From Leonardo da Vinci to Cy Twombly is the exhibition curated by Francesca Alberti and Diane Bodart that takes place first in Rome, at the Academy of France – Villa Medici, then in Paris, at the Beaux-Arts.

The exhibition project explores the hidden side of art making and invites visitors to move their gaze to the back of paintings, the walls of workshops, the margins of a book or the walls of cities.
Two complementary exhibitions to address the many facets of doodling in art.

In this post I propose the sections of the Rome exhibition, which has the merit of underlining how experimentation and the search for a primordial sign, which does not respect any academic rule, is a necessity present not only in the contemporary era.
Gribouillage: when doodling becomes art

Gribouillage: when doodling becomes art

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Biennale Arte 2022 collateral events: what to see

 biennale Venezia | eventi collaterali

COLLATERAL EVENTS BIENNALE ARTE 2022 AND BEYOND: WHAT TO SEE AND WHERE TO GO

There are 30 collateral events of the Biennale Arte 2022 admitted by the curator Cecilia Alemani and you can find them all in the post I dedicated to Biennale Venezia 2022, tickets, pavilions, collateral events.
The problem is which ones to see first, where to start and above all whether it is worth visiting them all. Also because during the Venice Biennale there are collateral events to see and a myriad of other interesting independent exhibitions.

To help you choose, I have written this post, which I hope will act as a compass on your journey to discover the collateral events of the 2022 Biennale and the independent events.

Collateral events Biennale Arte 2022

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Daniele da Volterra and Michelangelo’s bronze portraits

Daniele da Volterra | Michelangelo

Galleria dell’Accademia di Firenze – allestimento mostra- foto Guido Cozzi

DANIELE DA VOLTERRA AND MICHELANGELO’S BRONZE PORTRAITS

Daniele Ricciarelli, known as Daniele da Volterra (1509 – 1566), was a friend and pupil of Michelangelo Buonarroti and was present at the master’s death in his Roman home on 18 February 1564.
By virtue of this bond between the pupil and his master, Leonardo Buonarroti, Michelangelo’s nephew, commissioned Daniele da Volterra to produce two bronze portraits of his uncle immediately after the master’s death.

This request was joined by that of the antiquarian Diomede Leoni who asked for a third bronze bust of Michelangelo.
Daniele da Volterra died in 1566, however, and was unable to finish the three busts, of which copies actually exist, leaving many questions open as to their chronology, casting and provenance.

Daniele da Volterra and Michelangelo’s bronze portraits 
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The works of Luigi Cima among the masters of reality

 Luigi Cima | Autoritratto

Luigi Cima, Autoritratto

THE WORKS OF LUIGI CIMA AMONG THE MASTERS OF REALITY

Luigi Cima was born in Villa di Villa, now the municipality of Mel (Belluno) on 5 January 1860.
After completing his technical studies in Feltre, he moved to Venice to enrol at the Academy of Fine Arts.

He mainly devoted himself to scenes of working life in the countryside and mountains of the Feltre area, to landscapes animated with figures of acute realism, to scenes of Venetian life and to portraits.

The works of Luigi Cima

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