Posts Tagged ‘Naples’

Italian Master: Caravaggio – Soul and Blood – Budapest.

Wednesday, September, 19.

7 p.m.  and  9 p.m.

Urania Cinema – Ceremonial Hall

Italian documentary film biopic, documentary, screening: 90 minutes.

The art educational movies are now 4 years of the series arriving  to Uránia Movie Theater at Budapest.

After huge success in terms of audiences and critics of “The Vatican Museums” and “Florence and the Uffizi Gallery”, and after the release of “Raphael – The Lord of the Arts”, here comes a new documentary … a retelling of the life of the celebrated 17th century painter through his brilliant, nearly blasphemous paintings and his flirtations with the underworld, dedicated to an Italian Master: Caravaggio – Soul and blood.

The film by the creators of the „Painter Lords” new film, which is again a prominent Italian master Caravaggio shows the time path of the working class and through personal struggles.

A journey through life, works and struggles of Michelangelo Merisi from Caravaggio. His existence, no less than his art, is characterized by lights and shadows, contrasts and contradictions, genius and sobriety. Revolutionary artist, he was often not so beloved by contemporaries. He travelled Italy in search of luck or perhaps in search of himself, escaping the enemies that he always found at his passage. Milan, Venice, Rome, Naples, Malta, Sicily. His death seems a twist of faith: he died in Porto Ercole, one step away from Rome, one step away from salvation.

According to the Longhi’s lesson (the main Caravaggio expert), his work will be read with strict reference to his existence, finding in his masterpieces the echo of personal experiences.

The narrative unfolds on two levels …The artistic digression, in which the commentary of the main artworks will be entrusted to an illustrious art historian from the first painting: Bacchus and Boy with a Basket of Fruit. Through the roman period artworks: cardsharper, Judith Beheading Holofernes to the last works as David with the Head of Goliath. “Photographic” scenes that, accompanied by the voice of Caravaggio himself, evokes an object or a situation symbolizing his life and his works. A basket of fruit, a musical instrument, a sword, a great of a cell etc. These emotional and evocative moments – thanks to the use of light and cinematic techniques such time-lapse and slow motion – help the viewer to go deep inside the mind and soul of Caravaggio, empathizing with his impulses and fears.

The Artistic Film productions are brought by the Pannonia-Entertainment Ltd.

Update: Aggie Reiter

“Knight Move” Exhibition Sam Havadtoy – Budapest

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The exhibition will be open until September, 2. 2018.

Photographs speak louder than words… Let them tell the story of the opening “Knight Move” exhibition ceremony of Sam Havadtoy in New York at the Ludwig Museum – Museum of Contemporary Art – Budapest.

The official exhibition was opened by Dr. Piero Addis  –  Director of Villa Reale di Monza, Dr Julia Fabenyi – Director of the Ludwig Museum – Museum of Contemporary Art, guided tour by superb art of arts Sam HAVADTOY and curator of the exhibition Attila NEMES – art historian were present.

Let alone cannot go by with only the pictures without not sharing some awareness-mindedness thoughts…

An artist’s namely San Havadtoy’s career can be examined from many different approaches, for example through the network of relations in which the artist first tests the waters and established his own language.

The exhibition focuses on the New York years of painter Sam Havadtoy. The ’70 digs ’80s working relationships with key artists of the city greatly influenced his art of shaping meeting Andy Warhol, Keith Haring, Yoko Ono and many others.

Sam was born in London/UK and moved with his family to Budapest/Hungary in 1956. He was 4 yrs. old. In ’71 he leaves Hungary  in search of a free world. Arriving in N.Y. ’72 he started working as an interior designer and that’s when he met John Lennon and Yoko Ono whom open the door and introduced Havadtoy to leading art circles and  knit friendships. Thereon he received one commission after the other from influential artists, architects and trend-setters.

Heard from Attila Nemes about the Disney items, which are large-size original vintage Disney figures from the ’50s, which Havadtoy covered, just as the other items. Disney was an important role of the post-war America national identity. The way Havadtoy plays with these Disney figures, their appropriation the development of the items distances them from the world of cartoons and places them into a new field of interpretation. They start behaving as if they were part of the post-war American-European memory within spaces which, historically speaking, belong solely to European culture. The Mickey Mouse figures in Genoa, Naples or a Neo-Renaissance place in Budapest appear in the framework of a game involving the politics pf memory.

One of Andy Warhol’s reaction as visiting Sam was …“I only came to arrive” and surely the visitors to go to Sam Hadvatoy can also say they have come to arrive to a sophisticated awesome exhibition.

Yoko Ono once said Q.: “An artist is born. I am touched by the  magnificence of his work. He has dipped into the old Hungarian spirit and culture and created a work that is very now. It is Hungarian, very Sam Havadtoy and it’s beautiful.” To learn more about the background of the artist’s items, furthermore about the relationship between Sam and Yoko must visit the Ludwig Museum – Museum of Contemporary Art – Budapest before the closing date.

The exhibition items are in English and Hungarian-language with inscriptions information.

Most of Sam Havadtoy items belonging to the collection of the Ludwig Museum – Museum of Contemporary Art – Budapest and some to private collectors.

Update and snaps Aggie Reiter