“DARK NIGHT / SNOWFLAKES AND FROST / BEFORE THE NEW DAY”

“Dark night /Snowflakes and frost / Before the New Day”: an “Haiku” to spread my Season’s Greetings throught an experience of visual art that fuses macro photography, words and music. The text wants to express with the language of the Haiku the difficulties of the present moment we are experiencing (dark night, frost and snow)… Read More “DARK NIGHT / SNOWFLAKES AND FROST / BEFORE THE NEW DAY”

MY ART SUPPORTING CAMPAIGN AGAINST OIL DRILLING IN THE CANARY ISLANDS AND FOR CREATING A DOLPHINS AND WHALES SANCTUARY    

  © ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI – LACER/ACTIONS, Realistic and not Manipulated Images of Torn and Decomposed Publicity Posters, Cracks, Scratches and Urban Signs *   CLIP SOS StopOilSpill / YOUTUBE In early October, oil and gas company Repsol will begin exploratory drilling in the Canary Islands in an attempt to bolster the Spanish economy. Environmentalists and… Read More MY ART SUPPORTING CAMPAIGN AGAINST OIL DRILLING IN THE CANARY ISLANDS AND FOR CREATING A DOLPHINS AND WHALES SANCTUARY    

THE REMARKABLE “HEMISPHERES” OF TERZA LOGGIA: HOW RENAISSANCE PAINTED THE MODERN WORLD / INSIDE THE VATICAN PALACES # 4

Terza Loggia (Third Loggia) is another stunning place in the Apostolic Palace in Vatican City, Rome. On its walls we admire maps of the modern world painted between 1560 and 1585. They include the wonderful Emispheres, the frescoes designed by Ignazio Danti (1582 ca). I recently had the opportunity to visit Terza Loggia (I was… Read More THE REMARKABLE “HEMISPHERES” OF TERZA LOGGIA: HOW RENAISSANCE PAINTED THE MODERN WORLD / INSIDE THE VATICAN PALACES # 4

THE TRIUMPH OF RENAISSANCE: THE IMPRESSIVE REGAL ROOM AND DUCAL ROOM / INSIDE THE VATICAN PALACES #3

Sala Regia (Regal Room) and Sala Ducale (Ducal Room) are two beautiful rooms in the Apostolic Palace in Vatican City. They aren’t generally open to visitors: they usually host consistories, conferences, papal hearings or special events. I recently had the opportunity to visit them (I was in Rome to meet Pope Francis for the presentation… Read More THE TRIUMPH OF RENAISSANCE: THE IMPRESSIVE REGAL ROOM AND DUCAL ROOM / INSIDE THE VATICAN PALACES #3

INSIDE THE VATICAN PALACES #2 / EXCLUSIVE: THE FRESCOES BY MICHELANGELO IN CAPPELLA PAOLINA (LIMITED ACCESSIBILITY AREA)

I recently had the honour to meet Pope Francis for the presention of the biography I wrote about him. The private encounter took place in Casa Santa Marta, an unpretencious house where he usually lives. Before the encounter I had a very special gift: the possibility to visit some of the beautiful rooms in the Apostolic… Read More INSIDE THE VATICAN PALACES #2 / EXCLUSIVE: THE FRESCOES BY MICHELANGELO IN CAPPELLA PAOLINA (LIMITED ACCESSIBILITY AREA)

I LEAD YOU INSIDE THE VATICAN PALACES #1 / THE BEAUTIFUL BERNINI’S ROYAL STAIRCASE…

© Roberto Alborghetti * Before my recent private encounter with Pope Francis  for the presention of the biography I wrote about him, I had the way to visit some of the beautiful rooms in the Apostolic Palace in Vatican City; as we know, Pope Francis doesn’t live there, but  in the unpretencious house, Casa Santa Marta, where… Read More I LEAD YOU INSIDE THE VATICAN PALACES #1 / THE BEAUTIFUL BERNINI’S ROYAL STAIRCASE…

PARALLAX ART FAIR RETURNS IN FEBRUARY TO CHELSEA TOWN HALL IN LONDON. AN IMPRESSIVE VARIETY WITH 225 INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS

Parallax International Art Fair 2014 will return to Chelsea Town Hall in February for its ninth event, its organisers have announced. The fair, most recently held in October 2013, will open with a private viewing on Thursday 20th February, and then opens its doors to the public from 1-8pm on Friday 21st and 11-5pm on Saturday… Read More PARALLAX ART FAIR RETURNS IN FEBRUARY TO CHELSEA TOWN HALL IN LONDON. AN IMPRESSIVE VARIETY WITH 225 INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS

THAT SIGISMONDO MALATESTA HERALDIC SYMBOL (XV CENTURY) WHICH INCREDIBLY LOOKS LIKE A DOLLAR SIGN…

© Photos: ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI Following my post “From Malatesta Temple to Augustus arch and bridge: great monuments in Rimini, Italy”, Doralynn Pines (from USA) sent me an interesting comment at my LinkedIn account – (“Medieval and Renaissance Art, Antiques, Architecture, Archaeology, History and Music” group). Doralynn Pines – as Associate Director at the Metropolitan Museum… Read More THAT SIGISMONDO MALATESTA HERALDIC SYMBOL (XV CENTURY) WHICH INCREDIBLY LOOKS LIKE A DOLLAR SIGN…

“THE ALLEGORY OF PATIENCE”: ONE OF THE MOST SIGNIFICANT PAINTINGS IN THE MEDICI COLLECTIONS ON SHOW AT PALAZZO PITTI IN FLORENCE (ITALY)

  At Galleria Palatina (Palazzo Pitti, Florence, Italy) an exhibition opened on one of the most significant paintings in the Medici collections, The Allegory of Patience, which belonged to cardinal Leopoldo de’ Medici and is today held in the Sala di Prometeo in the same Palazzo Pitti. Initially attributed to Parmigianino in the inventories of… Read More “THE ALLEGORY OF PATIENCE”: ONE OF THE MOST SIGNIFICANT PAINTINGS IN THE MEDICI COLLECTIONS ON SHOW AT PALAZZO PITTI IN FLORENCE (ITALY)

(HE)ART PLACES / FROM MALATESTA TEMPLE TO AUGUSTUS BRIDGE AND ARCH: GREAT MONUMENTS IN RIMINI (ITALY)

 © Photos: ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI ; Tiberius (or Augustus) Bridge photo is from Wikipedia (free use). * Rimini is the capital city of Italian vacations. It is located on the Northern coast on the Adriatic Sea. It is approximately 110kms southeast of Bologna, about three hours South of Venice and also three hours North of Rome.… Read More (HE)ART PLACES / FROM MALATESTA TEMPLE TO AUGUSTUS BRIDGE AND ARCH: GREAT MONUMENTS IN RIMINI (ITALY)

(HE)ART PLACES / THE WONDERFUL BYZANTINE BASILICA OF SANT’APOLLINARE IN RAVENNA (ITALY) SHOWING MOSAIC DECORATIONS DATED TO THE 6th CENTURY

© Photos: ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI * Some weeks ago I had the pleasure to visit again the enchanting Basilica of Sant’ Apollinare in Classe a few kilometers from the beautiful Ravenna. Sant’Apollinare is one of the most important monuments of Byzantine art.  When the UNESCO inscribed eight Ravenna sites on the World Heritage List, it cited… Read More (HE)ART PLACES / THE WONDERFUL BYZANTINE BASILICA OF SANT’APOLLINARE IN RAVENNA (ITALY) SHOWING MOSAIC DECORATIONS DATED TO THE 6th CENTURY

DRAWINGS FOR PLANTS: 4.000 WORKS FROM ITALIAN STUDENTS ABOUT THE WONDERFUL “PLANET OF FLOWERS AND TREES”

In 2013 Flower Council Holland and Okay! review launched in Italy the 3nd edition of “The Plant I Like” with the goal to reach new generations speaking them about the world of plants and indoor plants, improving knowledges and informations. Kids from infant to secondary schools were involved in a graphic contest about green. Schools… Read More DRAWINGS FOR PLANTS: 4.000 WORKS FROM ITALIAN STUDENTS ABOUT THE WONDERFUL “PLANET OF FLOWERS AND TREES”

NEW FABRICS AND LATEST TEXTILE CREATIONS AT “INDIGO SALON” IN PARIS

 © Photos: ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI * A real wind of colors is blowing through Indigo Salon in Paris (17-18-19 September 2013) which also features Bruno Boggia Design Studio (Como, Italy). The popular Parisian event  welcomes merging operators in textile design and fashion from around the world. Indigo Salon (Parc d’Expositions, Paris-Nord Villepinte) also this year is bringing new creations and… Read More NEW FABRICS AND LATEST TEXTILE CREATIONS AT “INDIGO SALON” IN PARIS