BADALUCCO: MURALES AND MUSEUM - TRIP CODE: BADALUCCO
Certainly, a characteristic that distinguishes Badalucco from the other centers of the west hinterland, be they large or small, is the presence of ceramics and wall paintings.
This note of color, which emerges from the gray of the ancient stone walls and from the alleyways, interrupts the twilight of the ancient village. The artistic adventure of Badalucco begins in the 1990s with the creation of large wall paintings created by Ligurian and Roman artists. The result is surprising and unusual: different colors, techniques, forms and artistic languages blend with each other. All the ceramics (plates, reliefs, tiles) embrace perfectly the traditions and history of the country, recalled several times in the various works. Ancient and modern art are not strangers to each other, but harmoniously "dialogue"cto each other.
An example of this mixture is the work "The witches" by Sandro Marchetti, in which the antiques blend with the modern sensibility of the author. The traditions are then exalted in the murals "The olive harvest" by Massimiliano Lazzari, a scene that is more and more recurrent in the everyday life of the Badalucco. Angenore Fabbri, Sandro Cerchi, Aurelio Caminati, Rocco Borella, Michelangelo Tallone, just to name a few, are the artists who contributed, with their works, in making Badalucco so evocative and special. In 2003, the love for ceramics gave birth to a museum / laboratory located in the characteristic spaces of the municipal palace.
The museum, initially managed by the Association Artemente with the collaboration of the municipality, is now managed by the artistic-cultural association "Art without boundary" which organizes exhibitions throughout the year. In addition to this, it offers different courses: drawing, photography, ceramics, theater for adults and children and promotes events, including: "Not only Rosa ... Women in fantasy", an event that brings together all the arts performed exclusively by women, but open to all. Inside the museum there are collective and individual exhibitions of painting, photography, sculpture and various arts created by local and non-local artists. The museum also has an oven for cooking ceramic artifacts.