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Chardin. The painter of silence After the Palazzo dei Diamanti, the exhibition will be shown at the Prado Museum in Madrid The Chardin. The painter of silence exhibition confirms the up-todateness of the project that Ferrara Arte have been promoting over the last eighteen years, with remarkable results.  The  exhibition pays tribute to a central character in one of the most fascinating periods of art history:
Taking on the Undertaking Giorgio Bassani's remarkable bibliography is published ten years after his death On the tenth anniversary of the death of one of the most important voices in twentieth-century literature it seems fitting and due to remember Giorgio Bassani with a portrayal and a recollection born out of the reading of the formidable volumes of the Bassani bibliography edited by Portia Prebys that saw light precisely on the occasion of the celebration.
Gerolamo Melchiorri The streets of Ferrara, almost a century later For almost one hundred years the attention shown by the public in the work of Gerolamo Melchiorri, describing the history of the streets in the centre of Ferrara, has provided a clear sign of an enormous interest in the culture of the city. The work, patiently drawn up over an extended period of time, marks one of the stages that the urban history of the city has lived through, starting from Rossetti's remarkable 'Addizione Erculea'.
Sant’Anna The history of the hospital and the financial support of the Foundation and Cassa di Risparmio di Ferrara The magazine "Vere Novo..." published in Ferrara in May-June 1910 on the occasion of the visit by King Vittorio Emanuele III, mentions three events: the inauguration of the water-scooping plant in Codigoro, the new Palazzo della Cassa di Risparmio di Ferrara and the laying of the foundation stone of the new hospital.
On the tables of the world The Estense Castle as shown in Wedgwood ceramics The use of ceramics dates back to the Neolithic age, the period that produced the first Kyushu (Japan) artefacts in the XI millennium B.C. The subsequent introduction of the potter's wheel enabled perfectly symmetrical work to be created. Glazing was first used during the II millennium A.C. in Mesopotamia, notably improving wear resistance and the appearance of the products. The manufacturing of porcelain began in the VIII century B.C. in China.

Througt the lens of Maria Cristina Massari Zavaglia

Written by  Isabella Cattania

Maria Cristina Massari in the Amazon, Brazil, 1959One thousand un published photographs taken by the“The buffaloes of Khajurabo”, India, 1982

"Really beautiful. Some of them could be shown in a photography competition. We could organize a show at San Fedele". This note was left by Giorgio Boschetti (the maestro of the darkroom) in a box of photos by Maria Cristina “Salt desert”, Tunisia, 1980Massari-Zavaglia, the last descendant of the family of the Dukes of Fabriago, and “Mexico”, 1975sounded like an official presentation to the world of photography. A world that the daughter of Duke Francesco Massari had approached with the help of the great photographer Paolo Monti. The photos remained in the box, along with tens of other boxes containing over one thousand splendid black and white images that reveal the talent of Maria Cristina Massari. The“Yushu Festival (Region Khan)”, Eastern Tibet, 1996 photos were held in the custody of the Massari family lawyer, Paolo Ravenna. But, above all, he was the friend that was entrusted with the expressed will of those red boxes full of photographs sent by post over the years, one by one: to put them on permanent display in her city. Because the existence of the last descendant of that important family is represented by her travels around the world and the trophies captured in the lens of her camera.

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