Forty painters invited by Vittorio Sgarbi, Enzo Mazzarella and Santino Carta to evoke the King of Naples Joachim Murat. From 2 to 31 August 2014; Belvedere San Costabile, Castello dell' Abate, Castelabate ( Salerne)
100x 70 cm; oil on canva; 2014; artist's collection
Santuary Our Lady of the Laus. After the solemn mass, in order to commemorate the fifth anniversary of the Apparitions recognition, His Grace Monsignor Jean-michel di Falco-Leandri, Bishop of Gap and Embrun, will bless the monumental painting of Philippe Casanova, present on occasion.
Philippe Casanova, a french artist passionated by baroque and inspired by the Eternal City. I met again, after many years, Our Lady of Laus with emotion. It is a Havre de Grace, peace and quiet for the soul, in a symbiosis with nature, creation. In the city I have elected, the Holly city of Rome, I have, year after year, discovered the baroque. The architects and artists who made it so beautifull used to say: "...
Turin, Palace of exhibitions, Salla Nervi, untill 29 th of Febbruary 2012. Curated by Vittorio Sgarbi.
Philippe Casanova pays a tribute to italian unity exhibiting one of his baroque interiors. His painting represent the high Altar of Santa Maria in Traspontina, Rome, during a liturgical function. The Baroque universe is a launching slope, the baroque form is an impulse; the architecture is illuminated by a transfiguring beam of light, explosing and dissolving the outlines and materials, highlighting a journey:the...
" One day,while I was visiting the exhibition " Roma Barocca" in the castel Sant' Angelo, I was stroked by a formula complementing an engraving: " Lampi, Voci, Tuoni", "Lightnings, Voices, Thunders ". It might have been the title of some etruscology's treatise, otherwise a futurist proclamation ( suitable with the " Funerals of the anarchist Galli, I would say! ); instead of that I saw a brilliant synthesis of...
Antoine Tarantino Gallery, 18 rue Saint Georges, Paris, France.
Going to the beauty with a baroque atittude, prefering the research of an unified language, of a synthesis, to the study of details, the convulsive outburst of life in expension to the fullness of the form and " the increase in rythms" towards" this heroism of the pure-show which is the Don Juan ' s courage" ( yves Bonnefoy).