Exciting things are happening this November for lovers of things Italian.
First of all, the lineup for SIFF's Cinema Italian Style, November 7-14 has been announced. I've included some info below as well as a link to their website for more information: https://www.siff.net/year-round-cinema/film-festivals/cinema-italian-styleThis is a great opportunity to see some of the latest and best of Italian Cinema. Dante is once again this year a sponsor of the festival. I hope to see many of you there.
Then, the Seattle Art Museum has an exhibit of art works from the Capodimonte Museum in Naples ,Flesh & Blood: Italian Masterpieces from the Capodimonte Museum. Flesh and Blood offers a rare opportunity to experience the beauty of art from the 16th and 17th centuries from a Neapolitan point of view. It is truly a once in a lifetime experience, unless - that is - you're lucky enough to make it to Naples some time! Sarebbe i migliori di tutti!
Finally, Dante has joined with Il Punto to present a special event on Milano on Wednesday, November 20 at St. Patrick's Social Hall. Federica Gabardi, a Milan native and a Women’s Empowerment Expert, will be the guest speaker. The presentation will be in Italian. I've included more information below.
Flesh and Blood: Italian Masterpieces from the Capodimonte Museum offers a rare opportunity to experience the fierce beauty of European art from the 16th and 17th centuries. Renowned Renaissance artists such as Titian and Raphael join Baroque masters including Artemisia Gentileschi, Jusepe de Ribera, Guido Reni, and Bernardo Cavallino to reveal the aspirations and limitations of the human body and the many ways it can express love and devotion, physical labor, and tragic suffering.
A long period of creativity, inspiration, and striving for knowledge, the Renaissance peaked in Italy as artists turned their attention to the classical world and made the human body the center of artistic representation. Renaissance art is interested in the naturalistic depiction of the human form and its emotional life; it seeks a balance between the spiritual and material. Flesh and Blood draws from the illustrious Farnese collection begun by Pope Paul III, who oversaw Michelangelo’s The Last Judgment, to present notions of beauty and power in the 16th century. A commissioned portrait of the future pope as a cardinal by the young master Raphael opens the exhibition with ambition and poise.
The Italian Cultural Center - Il Punto and The Dante Alighieri Society of Washington present a special event on Milano.
Federica Gabardi, a Milan native and a Women’s Empowerment Expert will be our guest speaker.
Milan is glamorous, trendy and fashionable. It is very much appreciated by tourists who have rewarded it with a boom in arrivals: about 8.4 million in 2017. This number has guaranteed Milan the fourteenth place in the ranking of the most visited cities in the world, once again surpassing Rome at seventeenth with 7.3 million visitors.
In short, Milan has proven to have secret weapons that are not limited to the attractiveness of the businesses that the city has always hosted: from the Romanesque churches to Milan Cathedral, from the Castello Sforzesco to Leonardo's locks along the Naviglio, from the hidden courtyards to the award-winning "Bosco Verticale."
This presentation will encourage your love of Milan and help you discover what is the basis of its place in the panorama of the great European and world cities.
History of Milan;
Milan's evolution: from the Lombard capital to a world-famous city
Monuments and places of interest
Milan of the Milanese.
6:30pm – Aperitivo Potluck (bring your favorite food and wine to share)