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Exlibris 2017: The Jungle Book and The D…

Archive 08-11-2017

This year we celebrate the 150th anniversary of the English writer Rudyard Kipling's birth and because of that we have decided to dedicate this edition to his famous novel "The Jungle Book", that has been able to make children dream. We also have to remember that Disney is celebrating its fiftieth anniversary, we are hoping that both of them will continue helping the new generations in developing their imagination, expecially the ones that worked on ex libris and on the short stories, creating their own key to its interpretation and interpretative proposal. For the ones that are not very young anymore, we...

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From storytelling to writing: Tribute to…

Enchanted Wood News 13-10-2017

image by: ilcorriere.net Piercarlo Grimaldi was born in Cossano Belbo in 1945, and is a full professor at the University of Gastronomic Sciences, where he teaches Cultural Anthropology. In October 2011, he was named the dean of the university, appointment which he held until 2017. Grimaldi is a member of the jury and coordinator of the Costantino Nigra Ethnoanthropology Prize, and also sits on the editorial committee of the Bollettino dell’Atlante Linguistico Italiano (University of Turin), and the scientific committee of the Quaderni di Studi Italiani e Romeni (University of Turin, Universitatea din Craiova). Since 1993, he has served as director of the...

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The clue becomes... Thrilller: Tribute t…

Enchanted Wood News 10-10-2017

Considered one of the top Italian experts in investigative criminology, Biagio Fabrizio Carillo has designed and created, along with the writer Massimo Tallone, a series of noir novels set in Turin, all published by the Capricorn editions. Among its most important titles, we recall: "Il postino di Superga" (2015)  "La riva destra della Dora" (2016) "La curva delle Cento Lire" (2016)  "Le maschere di Lola"  "La casa della mano bianca", (entrambi del 2017) Carillo is Lieutenant Colonel of the Carabinieri Army, promoted on July 30, 2017, and has served as the Commander of the NAS of Alexandria since October 9, 2015, as well as being a contract professor...

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Enchanted Woods Awards 2017: The Jungle …

Enchanted Wood News 20-09-2017

Concluding the edition of "The Jungle Book and the Disney World", as always, we are grateful to our community who sent hundreds of works. The Italian and foreign artists participated in the contest "Il Bosco Stregato" from all over the globe: Argentina, Canada, China, India, Russia, Turkey, Usa, Vietnam, etc, but also from  many Italian and foreign schools. It is a sign that the dissemination of culture and love for the Ex Libris has gone astray. Choosing and evaluating the works was certainly not an easy task for the jury, which was able to see how all the works presented have recorded...

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The Book of Artist: Tribute to Ugo Nespo…

Enchanted Wood News 06-10-2017

Image by: ilgiornale.it Polyhedral artist, whose works are exhibited in many important Italian and foreign cities, begins his career in the late sixties, attending the Schwarz Gallery that counts among its artists Duchamp, Picabia, Schwitters, Arman, Baj. A solo exhibition is held in Milan at Schwarz organized by Pierre Restany that will remain his critic friend. The exhibition title is “Machines and conditional objects” and represents the beginning of the movement that will become Arte Povera. Germano Celant, with whom Nespolo will attend a series of exhibitions that will be the first ones with the group, is present at this exhibition. The most important one will...

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Between book and e-book: Tribute to Maur…

Enchanted Wood News 06-10-2017

Maurizio Vivarelli is professor of Library Science at the Department of Historical Studies of the University of Turin since 2007. Specific topics of his research concern the space and identity of the public library, with particular reference to the development and managemente of collections, the history of reading, the evolution of bibliography in the digital environment. He is author of many publications, including Un’idea di biblioteca. Lo spazio bibliografico della biblioteca pubblica (2010) and Le dimensioni della bibliografia. Scrivere di libri al tempo della rete (2013). He edited Lo spazio della biblioteca. Culture e pratiche del progetto tra architettura e...

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Enchanted Woods Contest 2017 Edition: Th…

Enchanted Wood News 12-07-2016

  **Update: On request  the closing of the competition was extended by one month until 31 May** Update 2: New Deadline extended until 10 July 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 world, 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...

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#ExlibristiDelBosco: Silvana Martignoni

Enchanted Wood News 20-06-2017

  Silvana Martignoni was born in Busto Arsizio, she attended the Art High School and the “Brera” Academy of Fine Arts in Milan with her final thesis on the “visionary” poet and engraver William Blake. Later she specialized in engraving techniques at Urbino . Since the early years of her artistic activity she focused her interest on the purest engraving techniques (drypoint, mezzotint, etching, etc..). She has a passion for mezzotint (graining the plate with rocker only), an ancient technique that lends itself to her design, subtle, strong and decisive , enriched in tonal values close to painting. In general she has many solo...

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#ExlibristiDelBosco: Elena Hlodec

Enchanted Wood News 14-01-2017

Born in Bucharest, Romania, in 1972, she became interested  to the incision since the high school where she studied different artistic styles, and graduated in 1997. Elena Hlodec not only excels in the art of engraving, but also masterfully expresses in painting techniques that have their roots in the Italian tradition that had its greatest exponents in Giotto and Botticelli, but also European and Byzantine: egg tempera. The beauty of dyes and minerals and natural pigments with the use of ancient techniques and the ancient and millenary knowledge due to the work and discipline and love for painting that Elena interprets in...

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#ExlibristiDelBosco: Marius Martinescu

Enchanted Wood News 14-01-2017

Marius Martinescu was born in Romania in 1965 and currently lives in Paris, after obtaining his diploma in Fine Arts in 1985 in Bucharest, graduating in 1997. He has been awarded for two consecutive years (2000 to 2001 ) by the 'Elisabeth Greenshields Foundation (Montreal, Quebec, Canada), as “one of the most prestigious grants available to emerging figurative artists”, and in 2003 he became a resident of the US on the basis of exceptional ability in the arts. He began to engrave in 1995, participating in the "International Competition The World of Ex-Libris", Belgrade. Unlike many contemporary artists the Martinescu bookplates...

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Death of a dreamer: In memory of Robert …

Enchanted Wood News 13-01-2017

The life is a calling card (especially if you are an exlibris lover). When you are born, a leaflet will tell the world that you were born, and everyone will say that you are beautiful and intelligent even if you're not. A host of other sheets will scan all more or less important stages, until the last race of life meets death. If you believe, you will can hope to live in another dimension, or if you are agnostics, but they have children, they will be the extension of the yours life that continues through them. So happens for all. For Robert Turlà...

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Exlibris 2016: Alice in Wonderland

Archive 17-11-2016

The project started in 2015 for the occasion of 150 years since the first publication of the book "Alice in Wonderland." The union between the fantasy tale, the world often magical and mysterious of bookplates and The enchanted Woods it seemed the perfect setting to launch a new competition for both unpublished who published. Alice is an iconographic theme which is rather varied, offering many interpretive insights: it was so interesting to see how it was translated graphically by all participants. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is a literary work published for the first time in 1865 and written by the...

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#ExlibristiDelBosco: Ryszard Baloń

Enchanted Wood News 07-11-2016

Ryszard  Baloń was born in 1944 in Narkuszki (Polonia)  and now living in  Stargard . He was graduated from High School of Art in Szczecin and the Higher Pedagogical School in Opole. In 1987, he co-creates, and then directs the Nationwide Group Graphic Artists Grafex. In 1992, he was a founding member SSMSP BRAMA, headed for two years and is linked to today. He practices painting, drawing, printmaking and of computer graphics for digital art (CGD) He operates in the field of art education and since 2011 he belongs to the Polish Artists Union. Baloń has realized many Exibition, both personal and...

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#ExlibristiDelBosco: Marina Terauds

Enchanted Wood News 29-10-2016

  The artist was born in Angarsk (Irkutsk), Russia in 1961 and soon moved to Latvia, where she spent many years and graduated (MFA) from the University of Fine Arts of Latvia in Riga. Artist multifaceted, an a outstanding specializing in etching, mezzotint, aquatint and drypoint.   Terauds’ work is full of beautiful detail, faint color, and a wide variety of subject matters. Every print contains its own mystery, identity, and stylistic elements. Terauds’ viewers and collectors have a great appreciation for her uniqueness and spiritual alchemy.   Terauds received her Master degree in printmaking from the Latvian Academy of Arts. She has been a...

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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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