Between myth and nature

mito e natura
From Greece to Pompeii, nature seen by the classical world: the landscape represented, modified, and idealized. At Naples’ Museo Archeologico Nazionale until September 30th,2016
 
After the show’s success in Milan, Mito e Natura, the show that investigates the relationship between nature and ancient people, from the art to build gardens to the frescoed landscapes to enhance the Pompeian homes, arrives in Naples too, in the Sala della Meridiana of the Museo Archeologico Nazionale. Over 100 archaeological findings take part in this story that unravels through themed itineraries: the landscape, the enchanted garden, the cultivated nature as a gift from the gods, the space of nature, nature as a sign, and still life.

A permanent bond that represents the roots of the Mediterranean culture and at the same time a dynamic and evolving relationship between man and nature, in a continuous exchange and development, a very present issue that provides a number of thinking points on our present and our relationship with the environment.
 

National Archaeological Museum of Naples
Open every day from 9 am to 7.30 pm (last entry at 7 pm)
closed on Tuesdays
Ticket cost: 13 euros, reduced: 9 euros

The Metro Art

metro-09-sotto-gli-sguardi-di-pietra-a3ec16ac-fb26-4afb-935d-7f60df38024b20 km of track, more than 200 works of contemporary art. A compulsory museum, distributed over the entire urban area, whose recipient is the simple traveller.
 
Under the artistic coordination by Achille Bonito Oliva, line 1 and line 6 of the Naples metro become the Art Stations, a large urban redevelopment project that transforms the transit environment in metropolitan real destination.
Among the most interesting stations are to be counted the stop University, designed by architect and Egyptian designer Karim Rashid, dominated by the bright colors and the reasons almost psychedelic, illuminated by a grid of lights that enhance the soft and sensual; the Toledo station, winner in 2012 of the most beautiful station palm between all European metros, designed by architect Oscar Tousquezts Blanca, with the famous oval that broke through all layers of the architecture, revealing sunlight 40 meters higher; the Museum station, in the square outside the National Archaeological Museum, designed by Gae Aulenti and enriched by photographs of artists such as Mimmo Jodice caliber. The stop Museum also houses the exhibition space station Neapolis, with archaeological finds discovered during excavations for the construction of the subway, revealing sunlight 40 meters higher; the Museum station, in the square outside the National Archaeological Museum, designed by Gae Aulenti and enriched by photographs of artists such as Mimmo Jodice caliber. The stop Museum also houses the exhibition space station Neapolis, with archaeological finds discovered during excavations for the construction of the subway. of the architecture, revealing sunlight 40 meters higher; the Museum station, in the square outside the National Archaeological Museum, designed by Gae Aulenti and enriched by photographs of artists such as Mimmo Jodice caliber. The stop Museum also houses the exhibition space Station Neapolis, with archaeological finds discovered during excavations for the construction of the subway.

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THE CERAMICS OF VIETRI

slide-maioliche-vietresiThe ancient artistic craftsmanship of the Amalfi coast brilliantly wins the challenge of the global market, reinventing tradition.

Vietri sul Mare, located in the north of Salerno, is the first town of the Amalfi Coast. Its history is deeply tied to the centuries-old art tradition of pottery, which has evolved technique since the 14th century, maintaining intact all of its original chromatic features, made of shiny colours contrasting each other, without undertones or shades. The main elements of this worshipped item are the geometric motifs, the themes of Mediterranean nature with countryside animals and marine fauna and genre scenes.
The building established in the 50s by the architect Paolo Soleri from Turin has been since then a symbol of the Vietri craftsmanship with its façade covered with unpolished vases along with others covered with green varnish. The building, which hosts the Solimene factory, has been recognized since 2005 as a monument and protected by the local superintendence.
Tiles, floorings and kitchen pottery are classic items of the ceramics of Vietri and are cherished and loved all over the world from personalities such as Richard Gere and Bill Clinton; they have appeared in dozens of films for TV and cinema. Among them, Paolo Sorrentino’s La Grande Bellezza winner for best foreign language film at the 2014 Academy Awards.
Not to be missed are also the contemporary line-ups, with its more flexible approach, which contribute to making the Vietri craftsmanship an art form with full rights.

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