The Arts Inn is an original art gallery in Florence, Italy.
It is based on an innovative concept, as art is exhibited in a completely different way from traditional art galleries: the space itself is a work of art where the enjoyment of artwork is accompanied by art-inspired signature drinks and by selected background music.
Guest artists are welcome to apply to exhibit for free in temporary exhibitions.
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IN VINO VERITAS
Paintings by Demetrio Maglio.
WIth this exhibition Demetrio introduces his painting to Florence and the world.
Eight portraits of female figures with wine as the one element they all have in common. With a full or half glass or a bottle, all render homage to the Roman god of wine, Bacchus.
The figures are before us sharing a glass in mid-conversation or listening. Women dare to drink with abandon. Sensuous and elegant figures exchange ambiguous looks while holding a glass in hand.
Light and shadows dominate the scene which is free of anything that is not essential nor any decorative element.
The protagonists are not the figures, but their expressions, the gestures of their hands.
Wine is the element that frees the emotions and loosens the senses; wine reveals the truth inside ourselves.
"In vino veritas" as the Romans said: in wine, truth.
The permanent collection features a series of contemporary original paintings by the founder of the gallery, artist Peter Thomas Foster.
Some of the paintings employ "Chiaroscuro", the light effect that uses the contrast between a dark background and the light shining on the objects or through the objects, to achieve a sense of depth and the illusion of three-dimensional forms and shapes.
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