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Il Fragolone di Imola. Stories of vegetable gardens, markets and festivals

  Conversation with Alessandra Giovannini

After the break on the occasion of the winter holidays, the Gottarelli Foundation begins the new year with important and suggestive appointments that experiment with success and directly involve the participation of attentive public, which appreciate the quality and variety of the proposals and follow the events with interest and enthusiasm, these appointments satisfying the most varied cultural curiosities.
The first appointment of our rich calendar of 2020 is with the writer-journalist Alessandra Giovannini who presents the book "Il Fragolone di Imola. Stories of vegetable gardens, markets and festivals", which is also the title of the event. This event will be held on Wednesday February 19, 2020 at 9 pm in the hall of the Gottarelli Foundation, Via Caterina Sforza 13 in Imola.
A story, that of the Strawberry Festival of Imola, which has its origins from the earth. The land of the "one hundred gardens" where the farmers of Imola grew tomatoes, onions, celery, but above all strawberries which, due to the size of the fruit, have always been called "Fragoloni". The beautiful, red, sweet ones greeted by the sun of the Imola hills and bathed by the waters of the Santerno river that flow in the Canale dei Molini, a millennial work that has surrounded Imola since the Middle Ages. Vegetables and fruit, land and water combined with the proximity to the city, where products were sent to the market daily, have made Imola's gardeners the protagonists in the local production landscape, and beyond. Hence the story of the Strawberry Festival of Imola.

Raphael in the Vatican Rooms

  Conversation in pictures with Prof. Pietro Lenzini

Wednesday 18 March 2020 at 9 pm, in the hall of the Gottarelli Foundation, Via C. Sforza 13 in Imola there will be a conference dedicated to Raffaello Sanzio conducted by Prof. Pietro Lenzini entitled "Raffaelo nelle Stanze Vaticane” (Raphael in the Vatican Rooms), to celebrate 500 years from the death of the great artist from Urbino, the genius of the Italian Renaissance.
The frescoes of the Vatican rooms, which will be discussed in the conversation with Pietro Lenzini, were made by Sanzio in the years 1509-1514, and constitute one of the leaders of Renaissance art and consecrate Raphael as the greatest interpreter of a humanism that was a great movement of cultural renewal. The complex figurative program, indicated by taught theologians of the Roman curia, is masterfully expressed by the artist from Urbino also with the contribution of the lesson of Bramante and Michelangelo. Historical dimension and contemporary presence are intertwined in a unity of vibrant perspective space with theatrical accents.
Raffaello Sanzio was born in Urbino on April 6, 1483. His father, Giovanni Santi, was a modest painter at the Montefeltro court; from him the fundamentals of painting appeared and later were deepened in the Perugino workshop. In 1491 the mother Màgia died and the father, a short time later, remarried. On 1 August 1494 the father also dies. Orphaned at just eleven years of age, Raphael is entrusted to his uncle priest, Bartholomew, but in a more profound way Raphael was adopted by art. In the Umbrian-Sienese period his fame grew, thanks to works such as the Crocifissione Gavari (Crucifixion Gavari) (exhibited at the National Gallery in London) and to the famous Sposalizio della Vergine (Marriage of the Virgin), now preserved at the Pinacoteca of Brera, in Milan. The stay in Florence and the meeting with Leonardo and Michelangelo made his style blossom, aimed at the representation of the ideal beauty, beyond the limits of Nature. Peculiarities that emerge from the series of Madonnas, in particular La Madonna del Cardellino, and from the numerous portraits. In 1508 Raphael was called to Rome by Pope Julius II, who commissioned him to fresco the decoration of four rooms in the Vatican. In the Roman period, while also working for other patrons, he remained mainly in the service of Pope Julius II and his successor Leo X, becoming the most sought-after artist in Rome. This period marked his maturity, creating immortal masterpieces such as the frescoes in the Stanza della Segnatura, such as the School of Athens, and the Vatican Rooms. Called after the death of Bramante, to direct the work of the basilica of San Pietro, he designed, among others, the Chigi Chapel in Santa Maria del Popolo, Palazzo Jacopo da Brescia and Palazzo Alberini. The Transfiguration represented the poetic and artistic synthesis of the artist from Urbino, who died without completing it on April 6, 1520 on the same day he was born. He was buried, as he asked, in the Pantheon in Rome and Pietro Bembo dedicated the following epitaph to him: "Ille hic est Raphael timuit quo sospite vinci, rerum magna parens et moriente mori" (here Raffaello himself lies, when he lived, nature was afraid of being defeated, now that he is dead, it is afraid of dying).

SUSPENDED EVENT Discovering mammals

  Conversation through images by Dr. Ivano Avoni

The meeting on Wednesday 8 April at 9.00 pm, in the hall of the Gottarelli Foundation, Via Caterina Sforza 13 in Imola, has the title "Discovering mammals". During the event, Dr. Ivano Avoni will illustrate and accompany us in the fascinating world of mammals, through his professional experience often initiated with clinical work but then merged into the true passion for the animal world. Our speaker is an Imola veterinarian who is strongly passionate about nature and animals, who started to be interested in this world from an instinctive curiosity and from a great passion to help all species. Over time this passion is transferred to serve his care and knowledge in various wildlife rescue operations. His profession has become a mission aimed at spreading the good relationship between man and nature through events open to all citizens and schools. The purpose of the meeting is to make known the peculiar aspects of the life of mammals and their conservation problems. Dr. Avoni, by the help of images, will explain and allow us to know all the secrets of mammals, their stories and their evolutionary strategies, their morphological and behavioural characteristics; together we will discover what they eat, where they live, how they behave, how they have overcome environmental adversities and above all their tracking !!! Thanks to the involvement of our speaker it will be possible to know the research techniques used in the study of animals in nature, but also to learn updates and news on the conservation status of the most threatened species and others recently acquired or recently returned to our territory. The evening will be stimulating and interesting also for the presence of some evidence brought by the speaker.