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Winners 2016: Alice in Wonderland

Enchanted Wood News 03-07-2016

Ours is a prize that is getting bigger and with the participation from all over the world, already famous artists and others who will become in the future. Intense is also the participation of schools, both Italian and foreign, as proof of a pedagogical function of the competition the Enchanted Woods and stimulation of the imagination that the magic of the forest makes it more challenging. At the end of "Alice in Wonderland edition" with unpublished section and already published, we proclaim the winners:   Sezione Inediti   1st Prize:   Not assigned and replaced by 4 ex aequo of the same amount 2nd Prize: Roberta Pancera C3 - Italy 3rd Prize:   Marius Martinescu C3 - France 4rt Prize...

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2017 Edition: The Jungle Book and The Di…

Enchanted Wood News 12-07-2016

On the anniversary of 150 years since the birth of the English writer Rudyard Kipling we want to dedicate the new theme to his novel “The Jungle Book” that caught the imagination of many children of yesteryear, and to the Disney word, in homage to Walt Disney for the 50th anniversary of his death.  In the hope that they continue to make modern people dream, people who live in the computer age. They shall take on the new theme of Ex Libris and Short stories, offering their key reading and their own interpretation. For those who are not very young, we are sure that the memory of this novels are...

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Enchanted Woods Contest Award: Alice in …

Enchanted Wood News 10-06-2016

Concluded the times for enrollment at the latest edition of our competition,  we want to thank our community, which in this edition has been felt now more than ever, and invite you to the next edition. This year attended by more than 350 artists including schools and private, an unexpected success. Select and evaluate all of these works it will not be easy. We just now have to invite you to the award ceremony to be held in the small town of Bosia Center. Program of the event Thursday July 28 9.00 pm S.Nazario – celebration of Holy Mass in honor of our Patron Saint. Followed by a...

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#ExlibristiDelBosco: Vladimir Veraschagi…

Enchanted Wood News 14-07-2016

Vladimir Veraschagin, citing Veniamin Khudoley - famous bookplater and president of the XXVII Congress in Leningrad, "life is a game, so why not think about the cards produced by an artist, to remain in the axes company? After all, even collecting bookplate is inherent an element of risk and passion. " This is his life philosophy that drives him to make fun himself  and other, good-naturedly and to joke because life should be taken with much humor and irony. Viadimir Vereschagin was born in 1949 on the shores of Lake Onega, the second in Northern Russia, in the Province of Arkhangel on...

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#ExlibristiDelBosco: Josef Werner

Enchanted Wood News 30-06-2016

Josef Werner was born in Kraslice (Czech Republic) in 1945.  He studied in Prague. In 1968 he emigrated to Germany.  From 1970-75 he studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich, under Professor K.F. Dahmen.  He has since been working as a painter, print maker and sculptor.  From 1979-86 Werner worked in his print shop and studio in New York.  He had more than 150 one-man exhibitions in Australia, Austria, Belgium, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Lebanon, and Switzerland.  He has won numerous awards for his prints.  Werner’s artwork can be found in many public and...

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New Competition for Enchanted Wood Conte…

Enchanted Wood News 12-10-2015

**Update: On request  the closing of the competition was extended by one month until 30 April** **New update: always following kind requests,was added section " Published" ** Alice in Wonderland is the new competition that our association proposes. The project was created in 2015 on the occasion of the 150 years since the first publication of the book "Alice in Wonderland".   The union between the fantasy tale, the magical and mysterious world of ex libris and Enchanted Wood seemed the perfect setting to launch a new competition for unpublished exlibris. Alice is more than ever a various iconographic theme that offers many interpretative hints. It will be interesting to see ho...

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#ExlibristiDelBosco: Juri Jakovenco

Enchanted Wood News 05-03-2016

    Juri Jakovenko was born in 1965 in Russia , where he studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Minsk . He lives in Belarus , Grodna , as his adopted land.    A multifaceted artist , possessing a great technique combined with a great flair that make his works a unique , but not ascribe to a technique and inspiration defined .    For this is his own way of interpreting and reinterpreting contemporary art. In January, at the Belyayevo art gallery of the Moscow Exhibition Halls Company it was proposed a vernissage with over 200 works of his works as evidence of...

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Franco Piccinelli: the writer of epic pe…

Enchanted Wood News 03-02-2016

  Franco Piccinelli was the president of the International Competition the “Enchanted Wood” since 2000 ( with the parenthesis of 2004 when it was Remo Palmirani for the launch of the section Ex Libris ) He was one of the greatest interpreters of the " Process to Wine " which was held in Borgo Robinie , Bosia , as part of "Festival of Swiss Roots in the Langhe " .   It was an unforgettable experience with Piccinelli as the president of an emblematic Court of Appeal composed by Tomaso Zanoletti , Maria Teresa Armosino , Brigitte Schok , Lido Riba , Walter...

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The exegete of the exlibris: Remo Palmir…

Enchanted Wood News 05-01-2016

Without any embarrassment we can recognize that , if there is the International Ex Libris " The il “Bosco Stregato” (The Enchanted Woods) this is thanks to Remo Palmirani, and also because of him , as president of the jury, we have the first edition in 2004 , reserved only for guests, but many other artists sent works (all high profile) that were accepted out of competition .   It was an epic edition with a conference on the appeal of the Ex Libris held in Bra which was a great success. Artists such as  Roberto Tonelli, Jury Jacovenko , Patrick Aubert...

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Exlibris 2015: The Best Friends

Archive 12-10-2015

    The “Enchanted Woods” contest has always been dedicated to the world of fairy tales and the imagination. This time we have chosen the world of animal therapy for two reasons: if the world of the imaginary stimulates fantasy and intelligence, with animal therapy one can deepen the relationship between man and animal and also create a beneficial effect which softens and lessens the stress that this day-and-age reserves for just about everyone.   Pet Therapy is a remedy based on the interaction between man and animal, and whilst both benefit from it, it is essentially the human who gets the most. This doesn’t replace, but integrates, traditional remedies and can be...

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Exlibris 2014: In the Sign of the Poet

Archive 07-07-2015

  Once again we return to the international competition “The Enchanted Wood” and dedicate this edition to Gabriele D’Annunzio who would have celebrated his 150th birthday last year. It is difficult to link the “Vate” (the Poet) with his native soil of Abruzzo, because there is such a lasting bond between him and all of the places he came into contact with, not only in Italy, but also in France, Istria, England…    This poet was a real citizen of the world, a modern Ulysses open to all things new and to the curiosities his travels brought him. Discussing Gabriele D’Annunzio is also a way of allowing Italy to relive those times, strongly characterised...

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Exlibris 2012: Odisseo Travel in the myt…

Archive 10-07-2015

  “And they lived happily ever after”; this often happens in fairy tales, so it’s time for us to put an end to our “adventure”. But we would be pleased to find solutions that allow us to continue, without breaking a recurring appointment for the Ex Libris and short story lovers. Perhaps this may be possible by inserting, for the first time in the life of our association, a registration fee for the international contest “The Enchanted Wood”. Usually, an event or a prize may become international in time, in our case instead was immediately characterized as international award.   The international contest started in 2000 with the great “festival of Swiss roots...

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Exlibris 2011: The esotericism

Archive 10-07-2015

  Myths, legends are, indeed, a universal human creation, devised in different eras and places – as explanations for the problems that man has had to contend with, and that transcend our ability to understand: the end of life, misfortune, success, cruelty, love that at times reaches beyond life, and hope for a better word.   The mythological richness suggests that its human source resides in the human psyche; the human psyche. There are non unambiguous statements. A personal unconscious and a collective unconscious coexist in every man, with the former being composed of the knowledge each one of us gains from experience, while the latter is the depositary of the inheritance...

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Short Stories 2010: The Magic Mountain

Archive 10-07-2015

  Dawn wakes up, scatters gems of dew on her tender   wedding dresses. The spider embroiders with light threads the quilt air   of butterfly wings.   They dance on the lawn the colors of flowers, insects sing slight   symphonies,  raise and mix iridescent flights in the delicate watercolor    sky.   Here the boisterous and joyful stream, brings fresh and crystalline greeting   crystalline of rocks and snow; the earth receives, soft lap   nice, small stones the water's refusal.   The forest comes alive with rumors of branches intertwine talk   by old ladies.   And the wind is coming strong and vigorous, comes and whispers to   young bride ... explodes the festival, the sun becomes inflamed, blaze   garrulous nature: the wind dawn you take with itself   Laura Appignanesi Short Stories Winners 1st Prize: Domenico Rinaudi "Il Demone della Montagna" 2st Prize: Nina...

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Exlibris 2010: The Myths Legends and Fai…

Archive 10-07-2015

  Usually an event or a prize can become international in time. In our case it immediately characterized itself as an International Price.   In fact we were interested in the world of magic: myths, fables and legends of all the various geographical, historical and cultural realities and in the different variables developed in every corner of the earth.   Il Bosco Stregato” (The Enchanted wood) is another dimension: a dip into the memory of stories, fables and tales popular tradition everywhere has dedicated to an imaginary word, and that often happen to be identical in different parts of the globe. Stories that we want to bring together with Ex Libris on a never-ending journey.   Why...

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Exlibris 2009: The God Tammuz

Archive 10-07-2015

  “The Enchanted Wood is like a plant that flourishes wherever there is good soil”, and it grows on many different lands scattered throughout the world. Works have been received from wherever news of the Prize has arrived and spread: Italy, Argentina, Brazil, Armenia, Russia, Lithuania, Estonia, Greece, Japan, Germany and many others.    A demonstration, if it were needed, of how many look forward to each new edition, and of how strong a bond of trust has been created in the high standards of the competition. This time, participants have not even been discouraged by what could be termed a somewhat difficult theme: “the god Tammuz”.   The question that naturally springs to mind at...

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Short Stories 2008: The Sleeping Beauty

Archive 10-07-2015

    Wood is  a magic word that makes one think of so many things: the animals that inhabit it, the trees that grow there, but especially the world of fairy tales .   The Sleeping Beauty in the Woods has undergone over the years, as fairy tales , legends and myths, different versions, one more beautiful than the other . All people, in all places of the earth, are interested in the forest , its wildlife and all that revolves around. Everyone gave their own version and interpretation .   In one of the oldest versions everything revolves around the story of the witch Brunhilde...

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Exlibris 2008: Food & wine

Archive 10-07-2015

Enogastronomy: Oenos. Greek for wine. A word that conjures up a thousand fl avours and aromas.    Can it also make history, even be practically its underlying theme? We believe it can, as do those as dear to us as Luigi Veronelli who have contributed decisively to making wine and cuisine so special with their precious suggestions and stimulation.    So why not find a different way of relating history, by rummaging through archives and old papers, and delving into the recollections and memories of yesteryear to link - as Veronelli did - “good” wine and “good” food with Ex-Libris?   A section of our competition is therefore devoted to food & wine, going back over some of the history made by the many artists...

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