04/12/2015 - 29/02/2016
Paintings currently on loan
18/03/2016 - 20/04/2016
TRAVELLING THROUGH VILLA CARLOTTA'S COLLECTION
Gian Battista Sommariva’s passion for travelling and precious objects is shown here by the cameos collection and the important ancient prints bequest. Thanks to Dominique Vivant Denon, the first director of the Louvre in Paris, it is now possible to admire representations from the volume Tour into upper and lower Egypt.
25/03/2016 - 31/03/2016
THE MAGICAL ATMOSPHERE OF LAVENDER
Essensé presents its natural line of cosmetics made of high quality biological raw materials, extra virgin olive oil and lavender essential oil. The company is today experimenting with the original handcrafted processes of plantation, cutting and distillation that were used at the beginning of the twentieth century.
06/04/2016 - 08/05/2016
AS CLOUDS. GIAMPIERO REVERBERI
Paintings and watercolours by the Italian-Swiss artist Giampiero Reverberi. Through the studies of clouds, the artist reflects on the change and metamorphosis as human existence. Alongside the works will be objects relating to the studies of meteorology, physics, astronomy, and crystallography.
21/04/2016 - 02/05/2016
YARN GAMES. HAND WEAVING
The Lilà hand weaving studio explores the infinite possibilities in the world of textiles, with a focus on games made by the juxtaposition of colours. By using ancient wooden looms, Lilà creates unique handmade works with wool,silk and cashmere fine yarns.
23/04/2016 - 08/05/2016
DREAMS. BEBUL VOORTMAN
A Dutch artist whose works are made with colours that change by daylight or artificial light. She will lead you through her exhibition to find out that dreams can become reality!
06/05/2016 - 22/05/2016
SYNESTHESIA. LUIGI TURATI E REGINA ANZALONE
A multisensory experience about artistic synesthesia. Through sculptures and hanging works by the two artists, you will be able to live a tactile experience accompanied by aromas and sounds. You will find also texts about the theory, application and effectiveness of synesthesia.
14/05/2016 - 12/06/2016
FLORA, THE TASTE OF BEAUTY
From natural species and gardens to the plants that give us nourishment: an iconographic collection of botanic watercolours and cyanotypes. More than sixty artworks and a special section for cereals, particularly rice.
25/05/2016 - 31/05/2016
YARN GAMES. HAND WEAVING
The Lilà hand weaving studio explores the infinite possibilities in the world of textiles, with a focus on games made by the juxtaposition of colours. By using ancient wooden looms, Lilà creates unique handmade works with wool, silk and cashmere fine yarns.
25/05/2016 - 07/06/2016
LAVANDA DEL LAGO
Lavender perfume: a new idea based on ancient ingredients and natural cures. A little Italian company that exhibits products made by biological plantation, essential oil making and lavender flowers picked up and shelled
by skilled artisans.
03/06/2016 - 26/06/2016
TRACK OF A WOMAN.SILVIA RUTOLO
In the beautiful setting of Villa Carlotta’s Old Garden the artisan Silvia Rutolo shows her handmade jewels. Elegant trick of the light and harmonies of colour start a collection dedicated to classical and modern woman. You will be able to view the glass jewels and masterpieces, following the Murano technique.
10/06/2016 - 26/06/2016
THE SIGNIFICANT SIGN: GLASS FUSING AND CALLIGRAPHY
Lines, points, curves, to write, and to draw. Ink and glass, calligraphy and glass fusing: two faraway worlds come together to communicate a thought, an idea, an emotion, and the soul of ancient times.
01/07/2016 - 17/07/2016
HUMAN SYMPHONY. JOAKIM HANSEN
This Danish artist is inspired by the world around: his experiences of travel, the flow of mass-media, social media, politics, conflicts, advertising, comics, videogames and films. His paintings are created like big symphonies with a lot of details interlaced in a rhythmic course in which colour and light impart a special feeling between artist and the public.
01/07/2016 - 17/07/2016
IN ITINERE. MARIA MOURIADOU
This Greek origin artist draws inspiration from her trips, passing on the charm of wonderful faraway places to us through her paintings. Her works show landscapes lived by the heart and reworked in the mind, captivating the visitor.
06/07/2016 - 20/07/2016
NATURAL BEING. FROM BRAZIL, MYTH AND NATURE
Her works tells us about cultural diversities and the balance between humans and nature. In her paintings, the artist examines native legends, the truth of being and the deep connection between myth and nature.
08/07/2016 - 17/07/2016
Born in Bormio, the artist now lives on Lake Como, where he paints with mastery and talent. In his works he shows his own identity, full of happiness, sadness, poetry and fantasy, with the love for his land, where he lives in close contact with nature.
22/07/2016 - 07/08/2016
ARTISTIC POTTERY. CRISTINA CARAVELLO
The artist carries out a careful research of pottery, on different firings and possible shapes. In Villa Carlotta she shows contemporary pottery, sculptures, furniture and stoneware with a matt glaze.
23/07/2016 - 03/08/2016
ARS NATURANS. TERESA CONDITO
The artist uses different kind of materials like metals, stones, pearls and corals. Thanks to a technical knowledge of traditional process and her hand-crafting skills, she creates productsn of great beauty.