Versilia, more than 150 guests at Elisabetta Rogai’s art vernissage

Elisabetta Rogai by Fabrizio Gaeta

More than 150 people for Elisabetta Rogai’s artistic return in Versilia, an exhibition dedicated to the research of intimate emotions and feelings. It was a real huge crowd – including friends, acquaintances, journalists, members of the local jet-set, cultural and institutional (both Florentine and Tuscan) protagonists – that opened the exhibition “State Archives” in Forte dei Marmi. It is a title that plays on semantics: if the archives are generally understood as physical places to keep books and records, in fact, in the case of Rogai’s paintings instead they become places of memory, tools to bring back memories, convergences and spiritual closeness.

Elisabetta Rogai by Fabrizio Gaeta

The exhibition will continue until the end of August, but no one wanted to miss the appointment with the vernissage: a lot of people – more than 150 – arrived at the art gallery “Il Forte Antichità e arte contemporanea” by Patrizia Grigolini, as well as the superintendent of the Florentine museum pole Cristina Acidini, the regional counselor Eugenio Giani, the Florence planning’s councilor  Elisabetta Meucci, princess Giorgia Pacelli, lawyer Gaetano Pecorella, professor Cesare Sirtori, art collector Fabio Di Michele and many others, all photographed by Fabrizio Gaeta.

Elisabetta Rogai intervista

The exhibition, which happens to coincide with that of the Czech sculptor Ivan Theimer, was celebrated with wine “I Balzini Pink Label” by Antonella D’Isanto and pecorino cheese “Forme d’Arte” by Paolo Piacenti (whose labels are taken right from Rogai’s paintings), as well as “focaccine” by the atelier bar Versilia “Viennalvce” part of the “Name” group by Giacomo Menici.

Elisabetta Rogai

For the florentine artist – famous worldwide thanks to EnoArt, the intuition of paint using red wine instead of colors – it is a return in Versilia, where in recent years has already exhibited in the most prestigious location, from the Sant’Agostino cloister in Pietrasanta until Versiliana shows. After the summer event, Elisabetta Rogai will start a period of important exhibitions, including one at the Palazzo Medici Riccardi in Florence (December 2014) and the Cloister of Bramante in Rome (spring 2015).

Versilia: Elisabetta Rogai’s art in Forte dei Marmi

Saturday, August 9 at 7pm the inauguration at the gallery that host six works of florentine painter Elisabetta Rogai in the exhibition “Archivi di stato”

Elisabetta Rogai

Elisabetta Rogai strikes back  in Versilia researching intimate emotions and feelings: the florentine painter will exhibit her works at Forte dei Marmi for the exhibition “Archives of States”. It is a title that plays on semantics: if the archives are generally understood as physical places to keep books and records, in fact, in the case of Rogai’s paintings instead they become places of memory, tools to bring back memories, convergences and spiritual closeness.

The exhibition will continue until the end of August, but the appointment with the vernissage is on Saturday, August 9th at the art gallery “Il Forte Antichità e arte conemporanea” by Patrizia Grigolini: starting at 19 will be inaugurated the exhibition, which happens to coincide with that of the Czech sculptor Ivan Theimer, in front of about 150 guests of excellence, plus a foreign component invoked by the hotels in the area. In the occasion guests will drink a toast with wine “I Balzini Pink Label” by Antonella D’Isanto and pecorino cheese “Forme d’Arte” by Paolo Piacenti (whose labels are taken right from Rogai’s paintings) will be tasted, as well as “focaccine” by the atelier bar Versilia “Viennalvce” part of the “Name” group by Giacomo Menici. For the florentine artist – famous worldwide thanks to EnoArt, the intuition of paint using red wine instead of colors – it is a return in Versilia, where in recent years has already exhibited in the most prestigious location, from the Sant’Agostino cloister in Pietrasanta until Versiliana shows. After the summer event, Elisabetta Rogai will start a period of important exhibitions, including one at the Palazzo Medici Riccardi in Florence (December 2014) and the Cloister of Bramante in Rome (spring 2015).

Portrait of the newlyweds: EnoArte as a wedding gift

 

Dear friends,
so far my EnoArte was appreciated in exhibitions, live performances, food&wine or cultural events, as well as a prize in the contest “UomoDiVIno” in Florence. Now, waiting for news that I’ll reveal only last minute, the art of painting using wine instead of colors is also a wedding gift.

La foto degli sposi - EnoArte

 

Thanks to some friends, undecided about what to give to a marrying couple. They asked me to do a portrait of the newlyweds, then they bought and brought it as a gift to the wedding. After receiving the photographs of the betrothed, this is the result. What do you think?

Il quadro degli sposi - EnoArte

EnoArt, a long weekend in Hong Kong to paint with wine

 

That’s the story of a long weekend spent in Hong Kong to paint using wineElisabetta Rogai a Hong Kong per EnoArte

A long weekend to paint with wine: from 5th to 9th June I went back to Hong Kong, guest of the Ritz Carlton Hotel – the hinghest hotel in the world – which asked for three of my live performances within the events organized by the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong and Macau, with the valuable contribution of our Asian agent Elisa Capponi. The first day I held an exhibition of EnoArt - the technique of painting using red wine instead of colors – in front of about sixty VIP guests: there were the Italian consul Sarah Negro, the director of the ICC, gallerists (both Italian and Chinese), art lovers, journalists, prominent members of the Italian community in Hong Kong and so on. On this occasion I chose to paint a landscape with biodynamic wine, to be precise what I saw from my window on the 108th floor of the Ritz Carlton: beneath me was the bay of Hong Kong, and I wanted to do homage to that interpreting it in an artistic landscape.

Il disegno della baia di Hong Kong di Elisabetta Rogai per EnoArte

The second day two live performances took place at the “Tosca“, the restaurant at the Ritz Carlton: thanks to the intuition of the chef Pino Lavarra and Francesco Del Gaudio, both at lunch and dinner, customers of the restaurant – families of Hong Kong’s high society – were able to attend a session of EnoArte@ where I painted a man with a bird of prey and the portrait of a local girl, Cheryl.

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The last day was dedicated to join the Italian Market at “Cyberport”, where we have created an innovative “Visual tasting” (something tells me that it will soon be “borrowed” like everything else and passed off as news. ..) that I painted with wine tasting in the tasting table. Our partners in the initiative were five wineries, felt in love of the idea: three from Tuscany – Tenuta di Artimino, Tenuta di Moriano and farm Tiberio – a Lombard, Tenuta Ambrosini from Franciacorta, and a Venetian, with Silvia and Marco Sabbadin from “The Wine Selector“. Curiosity on the part of adults and children, especially Chinese.

L'Italian Market al Cyberport di Hong Kong, dove si è esibita Elisabetta Rogai con l'EnoArte

Il Visual Tasting di Elisabetta Rogai al Cyberport di Hong Kong

Le aziende che hanno partecipato al Visual Tasting di Elisabetta Rogai al Cyberport di Hong KongIl Visual Tasting di Elisabetta Rogai al Cyberport di Hong Kong

Elisabetta Rogai

At Vinitaly next live performance for Castello di Monsanto

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Painting live using wine instead of traditional colors, bringing the art in the heart of Verona’s wine festival: after eleven years since their first meeting, artist Elisabetta Rogai and Castello di Monsanto (www.castellodimonsanto.it) renews a partnership. The paintress – became famous all around the world for the insight to paint with red wine – will perform in a live performance of EnoArte©, the artistic technique that allows the paintings growing old, literally changing color over time. The event is scheduled on Sunday, April 6th at the booth of Castello di Monsanto (Hall 9, Stand D9), starting at 12am, when Elisabetta Rogai will carry a live painting in front of a large audience made ​​up of journalists, insiders, buyers, producers and “simple” wine lovers.

As landlords, there will be Laura and Fabrizio Bianchi, owners of Barberino Val d’Elsa winery: the wine they have chosen for the performance, in agreement with the artist, is the company’s flagship product , the Chianti Classico “Il Poggio” Reserve 2009. “I have always greatly admired the works of Elisabetta – says Laura Bianchi, whose family owns a collection of Rogai’s works – and now we’re bound by two loves, art and wine . I am sure she will be able to express on the canvas all the potential of our wine”.

astrid

The bond between Elisabetta Rogai and Castello di Monsanto dates back to 2003 when the artist was asked to paint the label of “Astrid”, the winery’s product that become the official wine of the Italian Presidency of European Union. For the florentine paintress, the appointment with the 48° Vinitaly – her fourth edition in a row – is the beginning of a tour de force that will take in Italy and abroad: after Verona, there are performance and exhibitions in Franciacorta (16-18 May), Lithuania (28May – 3 June), Hong Kong (4-9 June), Florence (17-19 June) and Assisi (July) .

EnoArt & Barone Ricasoli, two brands charming Hong Kong

Dear friends,
Once again my “made​​-wine” paintings are protagonists in Hong Kong. This time, thanks to our agent Elisa Capponi and “Il Bel Paese”, who arranged an event dedicated to food & wine made ​​in Tuscany. Tasting wines of Barone Ricasoli, and delicacies of Tuscan cuisine. What about to see? My paintings, of course.
Here’s a rundown of images

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