Palazzo De Lieto

Palazzo De Lieto

L’ idea of ​​giving life to an art gallery dedicated to Angelo Brando, the più son; illustrious of the Cityà Maratea, took shape following the first retrospective exhibition that was staged in 1985– on the occasion of the thirtieth anniversary of the death of’ artist - Villa Tarantini at the initiative of the Cultural Center Maratea, today named Josè Mario Cernicchiaro, whichè She was one of his più Active founders. 

The project and memorize options forward with the’ acquisition in 1987 of Palazzo De Lieto, near the birthplace of the painter Maratea style, which took place at the initiative of Francis Sisinni, all’ Director era General of the Ministry for Cultural Heritage. 

Assigned to the Superintendency the Environmental and Architectural heritage of Basilicata, which starts to memorize options a complex and long process of restoration transforming the’ old“ senodochio” in a museum, the building was inaugurated in 1998 with the’ exhibition on the ground floor of the temporary exhibition curated by’ archaeologist Paola Bottini, Maratea: from land to sea, with the’ ancient anchors and amphorae copies exposure for transportation of olive oil and sea. 

It was to memorize options the exhibition Painters Lucani of’ nineteenth century edei early twentieth century, curated by the Superintendent of Historical Artistic Basilicata Savior Lives and set up in the Provincial Art Gallery fledgling power in June 2002, that the&ldquo project Pinacoteca Angelo Brando” torn memorize options to be the focus of the ministerial programs and internal debate at’ public opinion citizen, who was wondering about“ do” Palazzo De Lieto. 

decisive for the birth of the Art Galleryè was the availabilityà Ms. Angelina Mastroluca (only the painter's heir, having married the grandson) to alienate a large number of paintings (at least 34 works covering l’ 1909-1946) period, to which are added four more paintings, two plaster sculptures, scattered pages of a notebook of drawings and some memorabilia that belonged to the family of’ artist, given on loan by the Cultural Center JM Cernicchiaro Maratea, the ASP Power and Tina Polisciano. 

a further step of this long AdminPath,è Angelo Brando was the traveling exhibition. Selected Works. Proposals for a museum, curated by Michele Saporito, with text by Isabella Valente, held in Matera in 2007 during the IX Week of the Culture Ministry of Culture and later exhibited in Potenza and Maratea.&Nbsp;


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via Gafaro, 1
85046 Maratea


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