domenica 10 giugno 2018

IIC Londra, lunedì 11 giugno presentazione libro "Palazzo Donn’Anna: Storia, Arte e Natura" a cura di Pietro Belli.

Ingresso libero. Prenota qui. Con Francis Russell e Paola Totaro.

Emblem of Posillipo and one of the symbols of the entire city of Naples, Palazzo Donn’Anna was constructed for Anna Carafa, the wife of the Spanish viceroy. When her husband returned to Spain alone in 1644, the unfinished palace was left abandoned and neglected. The grand but decaying baroque building projecting directly into the sea presented an irresistible subject for eighteenth- and nineteenth-century artists. In particular, thanks to the nearby villa of William Hamilton, many were the British travellers who remained fascinated. Among them Lord Bute who, shortly after having resigned as Prime Minister, went to Naples and commissioned the survey of the building.

Starting from this important find in the V&A archives, Pietro Belli has curated 'Palazzo Donn’Anna: Storia, Arte e Natura', 2017, Allemandi, recollecting the many historical, artistic and human events, which have made such place a myth.

Talk in English

Pietro Belli
Architect and graphic designer, after completing his studies in Naples, has moved to London in 2001, where he worked for several well-known architecture practices and, as a graphic designer, has collaborated in editorial projects and exhibitions set up. In 2010 completed the restoration of the western wing of Palazzo Donn’Anna and in 2012 refurbished two large apartments in the same building.

Francis Russell
Has worked at Christie's since 1972. His publications include 101 Places in Italy, a private Grand Tour, 2014 and similar books on Turkey, Syria and Jordan, as well as John, 3rd Earl of Bute: Patron and Collector, 2004 and numerous articles in scholarly journals and exhibition catalogues.

Paola Totaro
Is an award-winning Italian-Australian journalist based in London. Former President of the Foreign Press Association in London and founding editor of the Reuters Foundation news site, she has been published, among others, by The Guardian, New Statesman, The Independent, The Australian. She is currently researching on her family's emigration from France to Naples in the early 19th century and how they came to buy the iconic Palazzo Donn'Anna in the late 1890s.

Data: Lun 11 Giu 2018

Orario: Dalle 19:00 alle 20:30

Organizzato da : IIC Londra

Ingresso : Libero