It’s Gianpietro Carlesso‘s fault. He gave me the idea, and so I set something up to help showcase contemporary Italian artists and, of course, their work. Let’s just say that I’m hoping to become a sort of art a&r man, or, rather an ‘art hunter’.
Hence Italy is in, which is now in it’s second and, I hope, final incarnation.
Trying to find the right look has not been easy, but thanks to a German WordPress theme designer Michael Oeser, and his wonderful WyntonMagazine theme, I think I’ve come up with something that looks the part and is functional.
Thanks to Gaetano Salvo, Blog from Italy’s erstwhile researcher, there are already three or so Italian artists on the site, with more to come.
There is even a Gallery, within which a greater number of works will be displayed by any Italian artists who wish to participate. Photographic contemporary art is also most welcome, and soon some photos will also be on display.
If you, my kind readers, know of any Italian artists, especially those who are not well known, but who would like the opportunity to attract a greater, potentially international, audience, then please do let me know – just use Italy is in’s Contact system.
We will be displaying as much as possible. You never know, you may be able to pick up the work of a budding Picasso at a decent price too! However, speculation is not the point, finding pieces you like is. Speculators, however, are just as welcome! Hopefully you will come across something that is original, and that you’d love to have hanging in your favourite room, or office, even.
You will also find a little information to help you understand more about Italian art and contemporary art in general. Posts which focus on Art Academies, workshops, and shows, will follow.
As ever, comments, suggestions, and feedback are more than welcome.
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