In the province of Potenza an original museum of Graphics


Castronuovo di Sant’Andrea, the great art that you do not expect
Tue, 20 Mar 2018

Castronuovo di Sant’Andrea, the great art that you do not expect

Internal Italy surprises. Especially in the province, in the South, an area that would otherwise stay far from the great cultural dimensions, in short, that remote South so dear to a certain now antiquated imagination and instead, no. Great culture and great art come where you would not think. Also with a surplus of innovation and experimentalism.

Museo Internazionale della Grafica - Castronuovo di Sant’Andrea

And here we are in Castronuovo di Sant’Andrea, deep in the Lucania, we are close to both the Val d'Agri area of ​​Gallicchio, San Martino and then Spinoso and all the other centers, and already to the Pollino lucano of villages such as Calvera, Fardella and Teana . Castronuovo is famous on a religious level because it is a native city of the sixteenth century Saint Andrea Avellino. But for several years now it has also been home to an interesting container: the International Museum of Graphics, home to works of European-style names of the nineteenth and twentieth century but also of great living artists. This happens because a great fellow native of Castronuovo has believed in his land, investing and making his contacts here, guaranteeing his country a real pride, for this area and beyond. Let's talk about Giuseppe Appella, born in 1939, from 1953 in Rome, historian and art critic, son proud of Lucania, donor of many works of his property, historical base of a museum conceived also thanks to the mayor of the time and the managers of Pro Loco. And here in 2011 the prestigious space, with works by masters like, among others, Renoir, Carrà, Chagall, Fontana, Picasso, Klee. But it's really a bearish list. The artists present are all excellent. Many organized exhibitions. It is important to understand in what sense we are talking about "graphics". The museum presents engravings, lithographs but also photographs of the greatest interpreters of the 20th century. Graphics in the pictorial-artistic meaning, works engraved or printed in more techniques.

Museo internazionale della Grafica - LogoA small museum but almost lost because of references to the great avant-gardes of the last century. Thanks to Appella and his ties, great contemporaries have arrived here (think of Guido Strazza, author of the museum logo), often linked to experimentation, who have elected Castronuovo as their home of the soul. The same applies to writers or publishers, like Vanni Scheiwiller, whose widow also donated many objects to the city. Not only. The many cribs of all kinds were also delivered, which the publisher of the first Alda Merini books kept. In this way, the crib has become another pride for the village. And the International Crib Museum was born. Even the private have made available many locations and so at Christmas the village lights up with rooms and crevices, even small, intended to accommodate the artifacts of the collection and the new cribs from time to time created. Beautiful walking through the center accompanied by a knowledgeable guide like Maria, a museum worker and very helpful. Castronuovo deserves a much longer article than this. And maybe, even before a piece on our part, the village already deserves the taste of a visit. You will not regret it. The landscape and artistic heritage is not negligible. Also fascinating, in the spaces of the cribs, those places that tell so much, at the anthropological level, the Castronuovo and Lucania that were. The churches were also lovely. Of Sant’Andrea has been said. A mystic place to know better. See you soon, beautiful village.

Events in Teana

  • San Biagio
    From 08-08-2019 To 09-08-2019 | Teana (PZ)
    Patronal parties

    Add to calendar 2019-08-08 2019-08-09 Europe/Rome San Biagio Teana

    Village of Teana

  • The day of the Harvest and the dance of the Gregne
    From 08-08-2019 To 09-08-2019 | Teana (PZ)
    Religious occurrences

    Add to calendar 2019-08-08 2019-08-09 Europe/Rome The day of the Harvest and the dance of the Gregne Teana

    Village of Teana

Related News

Comacchio: the village, the eels and the lagoon
Comacchio: magic of the waters in the Po Delta, to be traveled by boat to savor the slow pace and then dedicate itself to the star of the village: the eel. With a dedicated museum and 48 recipes that see it as a protagonist
By Luciana Francesca Rebonato
Vrù (Turin), the village of the nativity scenes where Turin and Pisa meet
Vrù is a small fraction of Cantoira, in the Lanzo Valleys. It is a village on the still mountains where miners who extracted talcum lived. In addition to the cribs and the miniatures of the Mole di Torino and the Tower of Pisa.
By Antonia Gorgoglione
Puglia: the village of Locorotondo, wonder of the Murgia dei Trulli, land of wine and oil.
Among the picturesque old town, the views over the expanses of olive groves and vineyards, the white wine Locorotondo DOC, extra virgin olive oil, orecchiette, tripe rolls and castrato roasted in the oven.
By Luca Sartori
Saint Vincent and Chatillon: symbolic villages of Aosta Valley
Two wonderful villages that encompass the whole soul of the Aosta Valley characterized by historical, cultural, naturalistic and wellness attractions
By Redazione
Polignano a Mare: beauty always in season
The charm of the winter sea, an emotion that you can not miss in Puglia
By Marino Pagano
Enzo Siciliano and Falerna, beauties of 'Diamante'
In the territory of the village of Castiglione Marittimo, here Enzo Siciliano thinks of his 'Diamante'.
By Marino Pagano
e-borghi travel - la rivista per chi ama viaggiare tra borghi e turisimo slow

Read e-borghi travel for free, your new travel magazine