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Italian Language Meeting – April 27, 2022

April 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

When: April 27, 2022
Speaker: Annalisa Bellerio
Where: St. Clement’s Episcopal Church, 1501 32nd Ave. S, Seattle 98144
Topic: Raphael: The Boy Prodigy of the Renaissance / Raffaello : Il Ragazzo prodigio del Rinascimento

About the Speaker:
Annalisa Bellerio is an Italian journalist, editor, and writer. After graduating in Art History from the University of Pavia, she worked in publishing as editor-in-chief, copywriter, author of books, articles, and short stories, and consultant for literary agencies. In Milan, the city to which she belongs and returns every year, Annalisa has also worked as an Italian Language, Literature, and History teacher, as a guide for art exhibitions, and as a volunteer in a middle school specialized for disabled children.
In the United States, where she has lived for the past eight years, she works as a writer, an Italian language teacher, and for Language Services. Moreover, she is a certified Yoga instructor, “Competent Communicator” by Toastmasters International, and volunteer “Docent” at Bellevue Arts Museum.
Her paintings have been shown in private and collective exhibitions.
About the Presentation:

For Italian art, culture, and tourism scenes, 2020 should have been “the Year of Raphael”, five centuries after his death. As things turned out, this was not the case. A major exhibition that Rome dedicated to the artist remained closed for months, and other events scheduled to honor him were canceled, postponed, or moved online. Nonetheless, it is not too late to remember this great protagonist of Italian and Western World art history even here in Seattle, in such a suitable location as La Dante. A child prodigy, successful young entrepreneur, loved, revered, and sought-after by popes, princes, and lords from across Europe, Raphael is little known today compared to his contemporaries Leonardo and Michelangelo. 

So, let’s rediscover the extensive work and the revolutionary role this gifted son of the Renaissance played during his short life and much beyond in the following centuries

Per l’Italia dell’arte, della cultura e del turismo, il 2020 doveva essere “l’Anno di Raffaello”, cinque secoli dopo la sua morte. Come sappiamo, non è stato così. La grande mostra che Roma ha dedicato all’artista è rimasta chiusa per mesi, e gli altri eventi in programma per celebrarlo sono stati cancellati, rinviati o spostati online. Ma non è troppo tardi per ricordare questo grande protagonista della storia dell’arte italiana e del mondo occidentale anche qui a Seattle, nella sede molto appropriata della Dante. Bambino prodigio, giovane imprenditore di successo, amato, venerato e ricercato da papi, principi e signori di tutta Europa, Raffaello è oggi poco conosciuto rispetto ai suoi contemporanei Leonardo e Michelangelo. Riscopriamo dunque la vasta opera e il ruolo rivoluzionario che questo dotato figlio del Rinascimento ha avuto nella sua breve vita, e nei secoli che seguirono.

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Date:
April 27
Time:
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Venue

St. Clement’s Church
1501 32nd Ave S.
Seattle, WA 98144 United States
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