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"The Sixth Edition of the Biennale - 840 Artists, 76 Countries, Over 2,500 Works"
2007-12-01 until 2007-12-09
Biennale Internazionale dell’Arte Contemporanea
Florence, , IT Italy

The sixth edition of the Florence Biennale of Contemporary Art will take place at the historic Fortezza da Basso from 1st to 9th December, 2007. 840 artists coming from 76 countries will be exhibiting more than 2,500 artworks at this extraordinary meeting of cultures, languages and diverse artistic styles. The actress Anne Archer, Ambassador of the association Artists for Human Rights is coming to Florence to award the Biennale for its support of the Untied Nations program “Dialogue between civilizations”, to which the Biennale has officially adhered since 2001.

Many artists participating are associated with absolutearts.com. Among these are Melanie Prapopoulos from Greece, who has been a Premiere Member since 2006 and Keith Morant of New Zealand, who has been at the Premiere Level also since 2006.

Three works by Prapopoulos will be included in the exhibition – “Through Regions of Gold” - Shatterings on paper series, “Her Fall at 4” and “Dona Flor and her Digressions” – Incomplete stories on paper series. Dona Flor will be published in the events catalogue. View more of Prapopoulos work in her Portfolio at absolutearts.com http://www.absolutearts.com/portfolios/m/mprapopoulos/.


Keith Morant - Ars Longa

Keith Morant will display his work Ars Longa. He comments about the exhibition and creative process, When first invited to submit work for the International Florence Biennale, I was naturally elated, but at the same time I was somewhat concerned as to what I should paint. I began thinking of Italy and of that country’s great history, especially the Renaissance. I had recently been to New York and visited the wonderful collection of 16th and 17th century Masters at the Metropolitan Museum Of Art. When viewing them I realised that this was the key – especially the religiosity inherent to the triptych. I wanted to express something that imparted an awareness of history and art yet simultaneously allude to the transience and illusions that humanity is constantly subject to. View more of Keith Morants work at absolutearts.com http://www.absolutearts.com/portfolios/k/keithmorant/

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Artist: Melanie Prapopoulos
Title: Dona Flor and her Two Digressions
Year Created: 2007
Medium: Other Drawing
Width: 15 inches
Height: 20 inches
Depth: 1 inches
Frame: wood
Price: US$ 4500
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