Maybe you already know that in Tuscany, as well as in all the other regions of Italy, we celebrate the Liberation day on April 25 and the Labour Day on May 1. These are very important celebrations because on April 25, the Festa della Liberazione, or Liberation Day, marks the day of 1945 when Italy was liberated by the Allied troops from the occupying army. The Labour Day on May 1st is an annual holiday to celebrate the achievements of workers. During this week, aided buy the fact that there is a week-end in between, there are thousands of events spread in Tuscany. Choose the best for you and enjoy Tuscany!
University of Waterloo architecture and engineering students won first prize in the 2013 Evolve Sustainable Design Competition, receiving $5,000 and an opportunity to meet with some of Canada’s top architecture professionals at B+H Architects.
#114 : Le 24 avril 1863 fut publiée dans le Moniteur universel, la décision de Napoléon III concernant les nombreux artistes refusés au Salon officiel.
« De nombreuses réclamations sont parvenues à l’Empereur au sujet des œuvres d’art qui ont été refusées par le jury de l’Exposition. Sa Majesté, voulant laisser le public juge de la légitimité de ces réclamations, a décidé que les œuvres d’art refusées seraient exposées dans une autre partie du Palais de l’Industrie. Cette exposition sera facultative, et les artistes qui ne voudraient pas y prendre part n’auront qu’à informer l’administration qui s’empressera de leur restituer leurs œuvres. »
Ouvert dès le 15 mai au Palais de l’industrie (voir image ci-dessus), Manet y fit scandale avec le Déjeuner sur l'herbe (1863, musée d'Orsay), mais attira sur lui l'attention des jeunes artistes, qui l'admirèrent. Whistler fut aussi honni avec la Jeune Fille en blanc (1862, Washington, N. G.). Pissarro y fut mieux considéré. Par la suite, le Salon officiel, toujours très strict, devint annuel. (Encyclopédie Larousse)
Ce Salon est l'une des illustrations de l'émergence, dans la seconde moitié du XIXe siècle, d'une modernité en peinture, en opposition avec le goût officiel.
::: PROGRAMME D’HISTOIRE DES ARTS :::
➊ DOMAINE : Arts du quotidien (dispositif institutionnel pour promouvoir l'art)
➋ THÉMATIQUE :
► "Arts, ruptures et continuités" (salons officiels/salon des refusés, l'académisme et l’avant-garde)
► "Arts, états, pouvoir" (décisions politiques en ce qui concerne l’art)
Conceived as a camp, this luxury family retreat was designed by Fearon Hay Architects as an arrangement of freestanding structures around a courtyard, set in a saddle above Matiatia Bay on Waiheke Island in New Zealand.
Care had to be taken to reduce exposure of the home to high winds; natural undulations of the saddle have been subtly emphasized to form a protective setting for three structures, comprising living, sleeping and studio areas. Retractable glass panels and perforated aluminium screens offer variations of enclosure to the living and sleeping spaces. The raw and robust materials are countered by the placement of fires, the invitation of leather cushioning around a sunken sitting area and the use of linen fabrics and oiled natural timber throughout the spaces.
The jury for the international competition for Prishtina Central Mosque failed to agree on a clear first prize winner; however it seems that some of the un-awarded entries caught the attention as well. MI’RAJ is the proposal of APTUM, Swiss / American architectural practice, named by one of two parts of the night ascension journey that the Islamic prophet Muhammad took one night. The proposal materializes the journey of ascension to prayer and the spatial experience that follows. Islamic community of Prishtina was searching for a unifying symbol and identity that can bring together many disparate mosques of Kosovo capital, APTUM’s design harnesses that need and brings together a sense of place and provides public space for the greater good of the community.
Il 27 e 28 aprile a Firenze, al Prato delle Cornacchie delle Cascine si torna indietro nei secoli con due giorni di giochi e disfide medievali.
Un villaggio medievale dove rivivono personaggi famosi del tempo, giostre equestri in armatura, tornei di spada e di arcieria storica, con musici, bandierai, balestrieri, mercanti, artigiani e gastronomia in tema. E poi il Calcio Storico Fiorentino dalla cui tradizione prendono spunto I Giochi di Carnasciale, in programma sabato 27 e domenica 28 aprile al Prato delle Cornacchie del Parco delle Cascine, dalle 10 di mattina fino alla mezzanotte (Biglietto 5 euro – ingresso gratuito fino a 11 anni; Biglietti ridotti per soci Unicoop Firenze e dipendenti Comune di Firenze.
Architects: Henning Larsen Architects and Tomoon Architects Location: Busan, South Korea Team: Henning Larsen Architects, Tomoon Architects, Arup, Theatre Plan and Speirs + Major Client: Busan Metropolitan City Gross Floor Area: 47,100 Status: 3rd prize in invited, international competition Number of Seats: 1781
This past week I visited Göbekli Tepe (“Potbelly Hill”)—a Neolithic site located about 9 mi. north of Sanliurfa in south–central Turkey. This 22 acre site was functional from roughly 9,600 BC to 8,200 BC and is being excavated ...
"A retired Russian spy hunts down dangerous technology after it falls into unsuspecting hands.
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NBCNews.com (blog) Mini-robot finds surprise in Mexico's ancient Temple of Quetzalcoatl NBCNews.com (blog) A worker from the National Institute of Anthropology and History walks next to a robot used to explore ruins at the entrance of a tunnel in...
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