Monthly Archives: May 2010

Adopt a Vine from an Italian Prince….become a stakeholder in a vintage wine

ArtViva is now offering a service unlike any other- meet the Italian Prince Duccio Corsini, receive a personal tour of his vineyards located in the heart of Tuscany, learn his art of wine making, and become a stakeholder. Continue reading

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Florence syndrome

Visitors to Florence are often overwhelmed at the amount of art found throughout the city, its churches and museums, but they may not realize they could in fact be suffering from a syndrome. Stendhal syndrome, sometimes known as Florence syndrome, … Continue reading

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  Visitors to Florence can be forgiven for thinking that the city is lacking in green spaces, as the many gardens and courtyards are hidden behind closed doors. These beautiful areas remain closed to the public except for one day … Continue reading

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Lorenzo Carcaterra

ArtViva is proud to announce they will be hosting a book signing by famous author Lorenzo Carcaterra. Perhaps best known for his number NewYork Times best sellers (Sleepers, Chasers, Paradise City, and Gangster, to name a few)  Lorenzo’s writing career … Continue reading

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ArtViva Festival: Leo Mancini-Hresko

“No two inches of any picture should be treated the same. What always drew me to painting was the contrast between rough and smooth, harsh and subtle. That is where beauty is. I hope to draw the viewer in, to … Continue reading

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ArtViva Festival: Robert Bodem

‘It’s happening now. I don’t struggle with the figure as I once did. Of course, the challenges of getting the proportion and gesture right are still there. But now there’s another battle that’s different. Now that I am in control … Continue reading

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ArtViva Festival: Lisa Clifford

“For reasons not understood by my husband’s family, Grandpa Artemio’s death was never investigated. It was not reported to the police, nor did Bruna Bruni, Artemio’s wife, ever demand justice. How could that be possible, I asked my mother-in-law ? … Continue reading

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ArtViva Festival Presents: Prince Duccio Corsini

Few families anywhere in the world can boast such prestigious ancestors as the Corsini ? a pope and a saint  among them. The Corsini pope ? Pope Clement XII ? commissioned one of the great masterpieces of Italy, the Trevi … Continue reading

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ArtViva Festival presents: Count Niccolò Capponi

A prolific writer, Niccolò Capponi is the author of four books and numerous articles. His most recent book, Victory of the West: The Great Christian-Muslim Clash at the Battle of Lepanto (2007), is a vivid account of one of the … Continue reading

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ArtViva Festival: Count Sebastiano Capponi

Count Sebastiano Capponi is the 20th generation of the Capponi family to run the 200-hectare estate of Villa Calcinaia, a family-owned winery located in the town of Greve in Chianti in the heart of Tuscany. When not occupying himself with … Continue reading

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