The life of an artisan in Pietrasanta
There was a time in Pietrasanta, where young people unwilling to go on studying could have the chance to channel their creative energies in working marble, in learning how to transform a still piece of stone into a living creature that talks to whoever happens to meet with it.
I was one of them.
I remember going to Art High School one day and thinking…” Why am I doing it? Why am I going to school, when all I want to do is to earn my living and become a man?”.
I was only 16 and it was then that I changed my life into an artisan’s life.........
Made in Pietrasanta
MADE IN PIETRASANTA
The art Studio Galleni Massimo sculptor joins Made in Pietrasanta
"Everything that is done in Pietrasanta is well done," we heard someone say once and starting from that beautiful comment, we had an idea that has become a project and that has developed into a synergy.
Excellence and quality will be our key words related to craftsmanship and tailor-made, where "cut to size" means regulated, modeled and executed according to the customers ' final needs.
We are a small and efficient group of entrepreneurs who have decided to share decades of experience in each sector and to work in synergy and where each part is there to contribute to the best.
Four companies, working in Pietrasanta for years, bringing abroad their products and developing a network of artisans, customers, artists and pieces of art that contribute to make this world, if not better, at least more beautiful.
We want to dream big, think big, act in great.
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Nico Orlandi takes pictures in Massimo Galleni studio
Nico Orlandi has participated in many competitions and exhibitions making known his art internationally as the gold medal at the World championship of artistic nude won in 2015, a bronze in 2014 and a bronze and a silver in 2016. Now he has completed the preparation to participate in the selection for the 2018
A beautiful shot in my studio in Pietrasanta behind the work of the artist Anna Chromy.
Picture of Nico Orlandi
Who is Nico Orlandi:
Photographer of Torre del Lago become with the time a reference point for the artistic nude photography. He has participated in many competitions and exhibitions making known his art internationally as the gold medal at the World championship of artistic nude won in 2015, a bronze in 2014 and a bronze and a silver in 2016. Now he has completed the preparation to participate in the selection for the 2018.
He exhibited at Forte dei Marmi until September 16 in the Hall of Mutual Aid in via Montauti on the 3rd floor from 19.00 hours to 23.00
Le mani segrete a Forte dei Marmi
The work of the artist Katherina Minardo realized in the studio of Massimo Galleni in black Portoro marble exposed in front of Boutique Prada in Montauti street.
The municipal administration visiting the exhibition "The Secret Hands"
The Mayor Bruno Murzi and the councillors Massimo Lucchese and Luigi Trapasso visited the exhibition "The Secret Hands", collective sculpture and photography organized by the Associazione Craftart in Forte dei Marmi. Accompanied by Massimo Galleni, vice-president of craftsmanship, and Umberto Tommasi, president of the Society of Mutual aid, the directors were able to admire the works that are part of the exhibition, both in the hall of Mutual aid and Outside, in via Montauti.
"The municipal administration expresses its thanks to the organizers-declares mayor Bruno Murzi and the advisers Massimo Lucchese and Luigi Trapasso-not only for the quality of the works exhibited, but also and especially for its meaning: It is a sign of strong connection between Forte Dei Marmi and the rest of the Versilian territory, especially with the craftsmen of the artistic Pietrasanta crafts.It is necessary to strengthen the network between the different centers of our zones, for a greater valorisation of the Versilia area through a cultural offer that is coherent and of quality ".
The exhibition "The Secret Hands", housed in the hall of Mutual aid and open to the public until September 16, has on display works of the Pietrasantino artistic crafts made with different materials, from bronze to marble, passing through the mosaic, the clay and metal. Inside the room are also exhibited photographs of Nico Orlandi, artist of the shooting awarded internationally for his works, depicting female artistic nudes.
The exhibition also continues outside, in via Montauti, with three sculptures by Giuseppe Bartolozzi, Katherina Minardo and the Massimo Galleni laboratory.
LE MANI SEGRETE a FORTE DEI MARMI
Craftsmen of Pietrasanta exhibiting in Forte dei Marmi at the Mutual aid association
The idea of the vice president of Craftart Massimo Galleni is taking shape. "I liked that the hall of the Mutual assistance of Forte dei Marmi hosted the artistic handicraft of Pietrasanta cultivating the relationship with the territory Versilia and with artisans and artists of Pietrasanta. We must always remember that Forte dei Marmi has been a crossroads for marble and art (I remember the honorary Citizen Henry Moore) and who saw here in 1900 the birth of workshops of the stone-working workshop»..............