Animali fra realtà e fantasia / Animals: Reality and Imagination
On Saturday, 6 December 2014 at 17:00, the second in a series of art exhibitions will be opened at the Comune di Tresana in Barbarasco. The exhibition, entitled “Animals: Reality and Imagination”, features several works by Beatrice Donin, a Florentine artist who settled in Lunigiana in 2007 after spending many years in Germany.
The exhibition comprises works on paper and on canvas, where images of animals – represented with a touch of irony – are placed on vast fields of colours, often playing with geometrical motifs.
The Mayor of Tresana, Matteo Mastrini, who is supporting the initiative, will open the exhibition, and Beatrice will be on hand to explain the symbolic meaning of her works and answer any questions. Refreshments will be provided. Entrance is free and everyone is welcome.Animals: Reality and Imagination – an exhibition by Beatrice Donin Opening event – Saturday, 6 December 2014, at 17:00 Exhibition runs until Saturday 10 January 2015 (closed in the afternoons and all day Sunday) Comune di Tresana Piazzale 25 Aprile, Barbarasco Tel: 0187 477112 Turn left by the bank, after the big bridge over the River Magra and before you go all the way into Barbarasco. .
About Beatrice Donin
Beatrice Donin was born in Prato in 1960 and studied in Prato and Florence. As well as studying languages and university courses, she also studied piano at the Luigi Cherubini music conservatory in Florence.
In 1980, Beatrice moved to Germany, where she gained her PhD in philology and musicology at the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz. From 1984 to 1992 she was a concert pianist, specialising in piano duets. She worked as a researcher at the Institute of Musicology of the University of Mainz from 1992 to 1996. She is the author of a monograph on the Italian contemporary libretto, of various essays and of literary translations from German and English.
Beatrice began painting at the end of the 1970s and perfected her art in the Florentine studio of Nazareno Malinconi,. Over the years, she has extended her circle of contacts with various artists, including Lucio Pozzi and Primo Tamagnini.
In 2002, Beatrice began to exhibit her work and to collaborate with various Italian and European artistic organisations, including the GABBIANO gallery of contemporary art of La Spezia and the Marble Museum of Carrara . In 2009 she was invited to participate in the BAU Contemporary Art Project.
Awards1985-1988 University Johannes-Gutenberg Graduate-Fellowship, Mainz, Germany 1994 Italian-German Studies Foundation Grant, Frankfurt, Germany 2006 Arts Section of the Austrian Federal Chancellery Grant, Vienna, Austria .
Works in public collectionsModernArtMuseum Ca’ la Ghironda – Ponte Ronca di Zola Predosa, Bo, Italy Palazzina delle Arti L.R. Rosaia La Spezia, Italy Sammlung Stadt Fellbach, Germany Versorgungsamt Würzburg, Germany
Exhibition of Paintings by Beatrice Donin appeared on Ciao Lunigiana on 2 December 2014.