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from Battles to Leonardo

Posted in my news by vittoria chierici on June 29, 2000

I moved to Bologna from Milano in 1992 and started thinking, drawing, digital composing and eventually painting on a very unpleasant and unfortunately realistic subject: war. In its  historical gender of battles, I found a space to challenge my technique and language. In 1996, I had  solo shows with mixed media works on canvas at the art gallery Studio Ercolani in Bologna; at  the Circolo Artistico of Faenza, near Bologna, curated by Pietro Bellasi. In a book  published by I Quaderni del Circolo Artistico, also poems by Roberto Roversi. See about this solo show the review by art historian  Dario Trento: I soldatini di Vittoria e le rime di Roversi,  in La Repubblica, April. 17, 1997.  He writes ( Italian) ” I dipinti di Vittoria Chierici mettono in scena soldatini giocattolo mescolando pose e categorie…Cosi’ ogni mediazione naturalistica viene a cadere…” That same year I had another show, Message in the Battle, with Corrado Levi at Eos gallery in Milano. Brochure with article by art historian Paolo Fossati and Maria Perosino.

Meanwhile, I have been studying the  story of a lost mural by Leonardo da Vinci, the Battle of Anghiari, which I knew quite well from my university studies. In the winter of 2000, I had a commission from the city of Anghiari, near Arezzo Italy, to paint a very large mixed media work on canvas  revisiting the original sketches by Leonardo. On June 29, 2000, I presented the painting, (il Leonardo Scomparso, cm 300 x 600 ) to the public at the museum of  Palazzo Marzocco in Anghiari where it  is permanently exhibited.

See the reviews on Il Giornale dell’Arte, July-August 2000; La Nazione, June 20, by Walter Del Sere; La Nazione, Jul.1, 2000, by Michele Casini.

Cari amici,

Il poeta Roberto Roversi un giorno mi disse che lavorare sulla guerra sarebbe stato per me interessante, ma non produttivo. Era capitato anche a lui. Le poesie d’amore gli avrebbero poi dato piu’ ascolto. Io ho sempre scelto dei temi a caso, ma non poi cosi’ a caso. La battaglia e’ un genere storico ma anche biografico, come, penso, per molti della mia generazione.

La battaglia di Anghiari di Leonardo e’ stato un gran viaggio attraverso la storia e le mie sperimentazioni stilistiche.

Vittoria Chierici

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Una Battaglia nel Mito

Posted in my news by vittoria chierici on June 29, 2000

Una Battaglia nel Mito is the title of the international meeting organized on June 29, 2000, by the City of Anghiari at  the Teatro Comunale about the never found masterpiece, The Battle of Anghiari by Leonardo da Vinci. I was invited to give a lecture among scholars  such as, Carlo Pedretti, Antonio Paolucci, Gigetta Dalli Regoli, Franz Zollner, Maria Grazia Ciardi Dupre’, Maurizio Calvesi, Alessandro Vezzosi, Carlo Bertelli and Maurizio Seracini. I illustrated  the method of my ideal reconstruction of the Battle of Anghiari. My painting il Leonardo Scomparso was presented to the public that same day, June 29, 2000, at Palazzo Marzocco’s Museo della Battaglia.

7 Fotografi

Posted in my news by vittoria chierici on June 7, 2000

Collaboration with photographer Sergio Buono for the show 7 Fotografi, organized in  Bologna, Italy by  CNA, June 2000. Bologna  this year is the Cultural  Capital in Europe. The show will be transferred to Prague, November 2000.