"FREE" @ EMBASSY OF ITALY: MICHELANGELO's SEMINAR




FREE ITALIAN ART SEMINAR
MICHELANGELO, The ART, The AFFECTIONS.


NOTE: TO BE ADMITTED TO THIS EVENT YOU MUST RSVP
with BOTH "PIAZZA ITALIA" and "The ITALIAN EMBASSY"




EMBASSY of ITALY
and ITALIAN CULTURAL INSTITUTE
Present

"MICHELANGELO, The ART, The AFFECTIONS
"
A Lecture by Pina RAGIONIERI
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 08, 2013 @ 7:00PM
(Doors open @ 6:30PM - Close @ 7:00PM)

EMBASSY OF ITALY – Atrium
3000 Whitehaven St. NW | Washington, DC 20008
(Just above Dupont/Sheridan Circles @ intersection with MASS. Ave.)
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IF YOU RSVP with PIAZZA ITALIA ONLY you will NOT BE ADMITTED to this event. YOU MUST RSVP WITH “BOTH” PIAZZA ITALIA AND THE ITALIAN EMBASSY.


Organized by: Embassy of Italy/Italian Cultural Institute

ABOUT the LECTURE




MICHELANGELO - The Holy Family with the infant
St. John the Baptist (
c. 1503) - Galleria degli Uffizi, Firenze


A lightness full of pathos characterizes this unusual biography made of glimpses and flashes of inspiration of MICHELANGELO Buonarroti, told by the guardian Pina Ragionieri of his family home in Florence’s Via Ghibellina.

Pina Ragionieri goes on the trail of the life of this great genius of boundless humanity, with a light step and thoughtful attention to the documents. By carefully selecting the essential moments of an incomparable career, she discretely looks beyond the threshold of Michelangelo’s private life with demure emotion, and allows the eyesight to touch the passions, seize the vulnerability and reflect the psychological fragility of the artist.

Pina Ragionieri’s narrative is interspersed with excerpts from Michelangelo’s letters, glimpses of a daily diary of sort, where the arduous efforts of the sculptor-painter freely flow, rhymes that seal an intense and almost unspeakable existential suffering in a sacral hermeticism. All this gives us a Michelangelo seen up close in an enigmatic symbiosis, where the interpreter’s affections and memories effortlessly blend with the artist’s life.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    A positive thought on yesterday evening's presentation on Michelangelo at the beautiful Embassy of Italy. As residents of the DC area, we are extremely fortunate, spoiled even, to have continuous opportunities to be exposed to and participate in highly cultural venues such as Sig.a Ragionieri's. We were warmly welcomed onto Italian soil to enjoy the presence of an international treasure; A woman who has studied, perhaps more than any other living person, intimately, passionately, and devotedly the life and struggles, both personal and public, of one of humanity's most gifted personages. Surpassing the need for language mastery, her conviction and affection for the intriguing story of this man was completely comprehensible. I am glad that we had the chance to be in her presence, and to hear her reflections; I wish that we could have heard all that she had planned on sharing. As cultural enthusiasts, let us continue to have open ears and minds, necessities for culture itself.

    February 9, 2013

  • Anthony G.

    A well presented/sold-out event, yet, due to a strong Italian inflection the English language comprehension was left to be desired!

    February 9, 2013

  • Ed

    Sorry we missed it too...

    February 9, 2013

  • Mary Jo T.

    I sent in my comments elsewhere. It was disappointing at best.

    February 9, 2013

  • Mary Jo T.

    I fell asleep. They broke many of the rules for a good presentation - had to stand in line for a half hour before entering the room, hard to understand the speaker who was monotone at best as she READ her comments, light on speaker drained the color from the visuals. It's a shame. I am sure the content was interesting but I can tell you very little about what the speaker said.

    February 9, 2013

  • George H.

    Disappointing, not up to the usual high standard for this group. Lecturer was a scholar on the subject but her English was hard to understand and she had negative pizazz!

    February 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Wonderful, Pina is a passionate conservator of the great Michelangelo.

    February 9, 2013

  • Patricia S.

    Can't make it today. Hope you can give my ticket away.

    February 8, 2013

    • Zu

      I dont have a ticket. Can I just show up? Thanks.

      February 8, 2013

  • Holly

    Embassy website says "sold out". If anyone has an extra ticket, please message me. -- Holly

    February 8, 2013

  • Joan M.

    sadly, no spaces left

    February 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    sorry to miss this!

    February 7, 2013

  • Anthony G.

    PARKING: It all depends on WHEN you arrive...One can park on the same st. of the Embassy or across the street from Mass. Ave. Dipende da QUANDO arrivi: si puo' parcheggiare sulla stessa strada dell'ambasciata o nelle strade dirimpetto.

    February 4, 2013

  • George H.

    Ma, come si va li? C'è i posti per parcheggio vicino all'Ambasciata? O devo prendere un taxi dalla Metropolitana? O cosa fare? Giorgio

    February 4, 2013

  • George H.

    Voluntieri!

    February 4, 2013

  • Anthony G.

    IF YOU RSVP with PIAZZA ITALIA ONLY you will NOT BE ADMITTED. YOU MUST RSVP WITH “BOTH” PIAZZA ITALIA AND THE ITALIAN EMBASSY TO BE ADMITTED (use Embassy Reservation LINK w/this Announcement)

    February 1, 2013

  • Anthony G.

    IF YOU RSVP with PIAZZA ITALIA ONLY you will NOT BE ADMITTED. YOU MUST RSVP WITH “BOTH” PIAZZA ITALIA AND THE ITALIAN EMBASSY TO BE ADMITTED (use Embassy Reservation LINK w/this Announcement)

    February 1, 2013

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