The Schola Artis Pro Vobis born from an idea of Rino Della Bina, former Director of multinational companies now retired. Art lover and friend of numerous Artists from all over the world. The Schola Artis Pro Vobis, the only place in UMBRIA, the green heart of Italy, to offer courses in sculpting the pink stone of Assisi and Carrara marble, but also in the ancient techniques of FRESCO painting, artististic STAINED GLASS, Roman byzantine and modern MOSAIC Painting, Watercolour and wire and paper maché SCULPTURE.
We can now proudly say that this became a reality that brought together some of the most talented and qualified Umbrian Artists with multinational Artists living in Umbria, setting-up an extremely motivated, cohesive group, which shares common objectives of awardness and cultural exchanges with the rest of Artistic world. Attending our couses will give significant plus to the Artists CV and a rare title of competence. The aim of the Association is to make ASSISI, Unesco world heritage, an hotbed where Artists from all over the world would find a place where to meet and share their thoughts, ideas and mutual experiences and to promote within Art Lovers.
Professional Artists, Academics and Students, techniques in what we consider the very typical and traditionals best italian art expressions .
“The unbroken productivity that from the middle of the nineteenth century has continued until the present day is proof of the sensitivity, intuition and ability inherited and enriched by a feminine presence which, with great respect, has preserved the practices and devotion of a bygone era.”
(A. Girolamini, La carta, il fuoco, il vetro, 2001).
The Moretti Caselli Studio was officially founded in 1858 when Francesco Moretti began research into early glass-painting techniques for a commission by the Todi Cathedral. In 1862 a fullyequipped workshop was set up in the former convent of San Domenico in Perugia.
In 1875 the workshop was transferred to the former convent of San Francesco al Prato and then in 1895 was relocated to premises in Via Fatebenefratelli which Moretti had acquired from the Free University of Perugia the previous year, where it remains to this day.
The protagonists: five generations of Master Glasspainters
“The marble, a material which characterizes classical sculpture , encompasses a symbolic journey which demands to be followed in order to tell a new story of contemporary Art.
The word “marble” originates from a verb used in ancient Greece to describe an action belonging to a subject “marmairO”, meaning “ I shine”
And the story we are told it starts whom from the matter performs an action, an imperceptible movement which is alone and every day it is renewed through the hands and the minds of the Artists members of the Affiliati Atelier.”
Our courses propose two specialities that both reflct two symbologies: The Carrara marble which characterizes the classical style, and the Pink stone of Assisi, peculiar as extracted and carved where what we consider “the place of soul”.
Elvio Marchionni was born in Spello in January 1944.
His studies at the Art Academy and experience with restoration masters have led his art to express great awareness of the past as the essence and an extension of the future. His study of ancient masters is clear right from his early exhibitions in the ‘70s, where he experiments with matter worn out by time and weather.
Marchionni manages to pull out a figure from rough plaster. Symmetry and the balance between masses, shapes, lines, and colours are his idea of beauty.
The months I spent at the workshop were some of the most stimulating, intense and instructive along my entire artistic path of study. In sixty days I believe I learnt more hard stone sculpting techniques and concepts that in three years at the Carrara Academy of Fine Arts. Impeccable organisation coupled with an extensive pool of skills and knowledge of the work group made up of Affiliati workshop team members generates a prestigious artistic environment, unique in Italy.
Our workshopsare held Umbria, the green heart of Italy, astonisching place with origins going back to etruscans, romans, florishing middle age and part of renaissance crodle. Today a beautifull area to enjoy, with the magnificent nature and spirituality and an anextraordinary heritage of art and culture.
The ideal place to rest and get inspiration to create.
The workshopsof marble sculpture, stained glasses and frescoare held in the Artists ateliers creating a unique and fascinating atmosphere, as some of them are centuries old and reminds the renaissance art schools. Others as paintingand watercolorin a ten centuries old faboulus, incredibleGiomici’s castel.
The first In Tessere workshop specialising in producing traditional copies, created according to the strict rules of this ancient art, was held in Ravenna at least 15 years ago. It offered a wealth of basic skills to reveal the potential of an age-old technique with numerous, new facets ranging from traditional to innovative.
In Tessere has acquired skills over time and worked closely with artists and public and private customers. Now, each piece it produces exploits the unique qualities of the materials, reflects the customer’s taste and respects the surrounding environment.
“Voici des fleurs, des fruits , des feuilles et des branches Et puis mon Coeur qui ne bat que pour vous.”
It is in the lucid and sensual poems by Baudelaire that Mariette Egreteau’s aquarelles may, partly, find a voice echoing their glaring strength. And when, in his best poems, the poète maudit gaily evokes his pagan taste for life, then can we perceive, at least in part, a unison “voice”, in terms of joy of the senses and clear French thinking – which is together intuitive and rational – in what I would define as a “joyful” harmony with Egreteau’s painting.
In Egreteau’s aquarelles everything reveals her creaturality full of wonder and meaning, with a rounded, bright intensity that conjures up the joy and soul of things…