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Collana Memoria

copertinaTitolo: Robert H. Kitson. The artist and his second homeland
Autore: Giacoma Gandolfo
ISBN: 9788874427581

Prezzo: € 15,00

Anno: 2015
Pagine: 90
Formato: 14,8x21
Foto / Illustrazioni: sì, colori

 


 

Descrizione - Robert H. Kitson. The artist and his second homeland

This book is the second publication of the author’s on-going research on a number of illustrious foreigners who lived in Taormina in an era when the Sicilian town became famous throughout the world, earning the nickname of the "Pearl of the Ionian". The book narrates and examines the most salient and yet little known events in the life of a wealthy English industrialist, Robert H. Kitson, who decided to leave behind a renowned locomotive engineering firm, in part inherited from his father, to move to Taormina. Here, he would go on to realize his dream of becoming an artist. The author recounts the connections of the English artist with one of the celebrated painters who helped shape the history of 20th century art, Sir Frank William Brangwyn. The Taormina residence, to which Kitson gave the name "Casa Cuseni", was not only one of the most prestigious villas in Taormina, but was also a focal point for artists to exchange their new and revolutionary ideas. "Casa Cuseni", having been a private home for more than a hundred years, is now a Museum House, where one may admire a splendid archive of considerable artistic merit, namely the private collection of the English artist. And so the history of this house continues today ... On the cover: Robert H. Kitson, Casa Cuseni, watercolour, 50x60 cm (Casa Cuseni Collection).

L'Autore - Giacoma Gandolfo

Giacoma Gandolfo graduated in stage design; she also has a degree in painting and a specialist degree in set design for theatre and stage direction. She teaches art and drawing and has been awarded a number of prizes in contemporary art. She is the author of numerous publications on art, including an article on the production of artistic furniture, Lampada in pietra lavica, published by the magazine AD (Conde Nast Editions, Milan). In 2013, she published Lady Florence Trevelyan (Arachne, Rome) and, as director-writer, made a short film (her first) that ranked among the top five short-film winners at "Taormina Film Fest 2013".

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