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Paolo Bruschetti

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Fondazione Luigi Rovati

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Giano-Culsans - Il doppio e l'ispirazione etrusca di Gino Severini. Dalle collezioni dell’Accademia Etrusca di Cortona
The exhibition "Giano-Culsans. Il doppio e l’ispirazione etrusca di Gino Severini. Dalle collezioni dell’Accademia Etrusca di Cortona" is dedicated to the theme of dualism and the double, in the two-faced, physical and symbolic relationship of dialectic and opposition. The protagonists are two Etruscan small bronzes from the 3rd century B.C., which are in turn compared with two sculptures by Gino Severini (1883-1966). The first of the two 3rd century BC Etruscan bronzes is Culsans, the Etruscan deity corresponding to the Roman Janus; the second is Selvans, god of the forest and agrarian activities.It is precisely from the Etruscan Culsans that Severini was inspired to create the two sculptures on display: the first is Giano bifronte, a bronze made in the early 1960s, while the second is a posthumous casting made at the behest of his daughter Romana Severini. Severini is an artist who has always shown interest in the Etruscan world, and more generally in the archaeology of his homeland with a strong connection to Cortona, his home town. An assiduous visitor to the Museo dell'Accademia Etrusca, he has often been inspired in his works by the finds preserved in the museum.The catalogue accompanying the exhibition, in addition to highlighting Severini's relationship with Etruscan art, delves into his bond with Pablo Picasso, another artist fascinated by the ancient world and the Etruscan one in particular, through the re-presentation of an exchange of letters dating back to 1958.
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Giano-Culsans

Il doppio e l'ispirazione etrusca di Gino Severini. Dalle collezioni dell’Accademia Etrusca di Cortona

Sergio Angori, Paolo Bruschetti, Giulio Paolucci, Romana Severini Brunori, Paolo Giulierini, Marco Belpoliti

pages: 88 pages

The exhibition "Giano-Culsans. Il doppio e l’ispirazione etrusca di Gino Severini. Dalle collezioni dell’Accademia Etrusca di Cortona" is dedicated to the theme of dualism and the double, in the two-faced, physical and symbolic relationship of dialectic and opposition. The protagonists are two Etruscan small bronzes from the 3rd century B.C., w
Il lampadario di Cortona - Dal collezionismo delle origini alle raccolte contemporanee
Italian edition onlyThe chandelier held by the Museo dell’Academia Etrusca in Cortona isone of the most renowned  Etruscan masterpieces.  Considered one of the finest examples of ancient bronze-work, itweighs more than a half a ton. The only Etruscan chandelier to have been found intact, it entered the collections of the museum after being discovered by chance and following complex negotiations for its acquisition. Today experts seem to agree that the monumental  lamp with 16 lips was made in a workshop located in the hinterland of central-southern Etruria, between Arezzo and Orvieto. An area that in the 4th century BCE was well equipped for a production of this kind, as indicated by the other large bronzes known to have originated there. The complex iconography, the remarkable quality of the casting technique, and the precious material, enable us to exclude the possibility of such a valuable artefact’s being installed in a private property. The most plausible hypothesis is that it was destined for a public sanctuary, where it would have been able to perform its function  uninterruptedly to great effect.The volume includes essays on the theme of lighting in the Etruscan world, antiquarian history, and the creation and analysis of the decorative apparatus of the chandelier. These are complemented by a selection of letters and documents taken from Nuove letture del lampadario etrusco (1988) and a new introductory essay by Paolo Bruschetti and Giulio Paolucci, written especially for the exhibition at the Fondazione Luigi Rovati Art Museum.
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Il lampadario di Cortona

Dal collezionismo delle origini alle raccolte contemporanee

pages: 112 pages

Italian edition onlyThe chandelier held by the Museo dell’Academia Etrusca in Cortona isone of the most renowned  Etruscan masterpieces.  Considered one of the finest examples of ancient bronze-work, itweighs more than a half a ton. The only Etruscan chandelier to have been found intact, it entered the collections of the museum after being disc
 

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