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Como’s December Delights

As the nights grow longer and temperatures get lower, Como goes through another of its periodical metamorphoses – producing a set of seasonal December delights. What better way can there be of exploiting the increased hours of winter darkness than … Continue reading

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Cantù – The Good, (The Bad) and The Beautiful

Cantù is famous for its master craftsmen and its long tradition of artisan furnishings and cabinet making.  It is the spiritual home of the Brianza-based  furniture industry yet, at only 10 kilometres from Como, remains off the main tourist map. … Continue reading

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Streetscape 6  – Facing a Credibility Crisis?

Como is currently hosting the 6th edition of the street and urban festival called Streetscape – a total of 10 (+1) installations are dotted around or just outside the old town. Well established in its 6th year, Streetscape now forms … Continue reading

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Mr. Savethewall – Como’s Spray-Can Artistic Campaigner

If walking the streets of Como for any time, you will become aware of a local artist known as Mr. Savethewall. His two shopfronts, the immediate appeal of some of his iconic images such as Mr. Frogman  and his intriguing … Continue reading

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Ice Cream and Vespas: Irma Kennaway’s Artistic Odyssey

23 years ago Irma, originally from England but freshly arrived in Florence from Paris to continue her fine arts studies, imprinted an image in her mind of the city’s stylish young women astride their Vespas nonchalantly licking ice cream. That … Continue reading

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Ester Maria Negretti – Como’s’Traditional’ Contemporary Artist

Recently I had the pleasure of interviewing Ester Negretti, one of Como’s foremost artists, in her new studio and exhibition space at Via Borgo Vico 82. Having established that Ester was born, brought up, educated and studied in Como, it … Continue reading

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Como – The City of Light and the 8208 Lighting Design Festival.

  As days shorten, Como’s fascination with urban art installations focuses on the use of new lighting technologies – as evidenced from now until November 27th in the 8208 Lighting Design Festival. The festival takes the 8208 of its title … Continue reading

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Como’s Internationally Renowned Urban Visionary

This month sees the 100th anniversary of the death on the Isonzo front during the First World War of Antonio Sant’Elia. And so what, you might say! Many small cities can claim one or other famous son or daughter and … Continue reading

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Streetscape 5 -Street and Urban Art in Como City

The 5th edition of this open air exhibition has ‘invaded’ the streets of Como and will occupy them until November 6th. Streetscape’s aim is to ‘creatively redefine the urban landscape’ having invited established and emerging artists to create works that … Continue reading

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