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  • And then her conversation was elocution, and flowed on like a river of oil, which fairly carried me 'povera' away in the flood.

    Selections from the Letters of Geraldine Endsor Jewsbury to Jane Welsh Carlyle

  • Millennium Gallery, Wed to 30 MayRCRemembered as a brief, bright light of arte povera, Italian artist Pino Pascali seems too restless a character to be easily pigeonholed.

    This week's new exhibitions

  • As Italy emerged from postwar austerity in the 1960s, Merz, alongside peers such as Michelangelo Pistoletto and Jannis Kounellis, became a pivotal figure in arte povera poor art, a sculptural tendency that balanced a taste for the most deceptively banal of back-to-basics materials with a painful awareness of cultural uncertainty.

    This week's new exhibitions

  • The launch this year had a talk by Iain Sinclair, who used Issue 1 as a springboard for a new work set outside the capital, and also an art installation by the arte povera maverick Michelangelo Pistoletto.

    Ballardian » “Driven by Anger”: An Interview with Michael Butterworth (the Savoy interviews, part 1)

  • A founding father of arte povera, he's created sculpture from rags, candles and bricks, photo-realist paintings, performances and, through his foundation, Cittadellarte, pioneered socially minded projects that veer from sustainable fashion to international cookery get-togethers.

    This week's new exhibitions

  • The aesthetic nature of art with the arte povera of material.

    James Scarborough: PHOTOS: 'Paint Tube People' Use Every Part Of The Paint Tube

  • This is a method employed by Elizabeth David in the minestrone verde recipe given in Italian Food, and also mentioned as a possibility by Locatelli, but despite the pedigree, the result needs an awful lot of seasoning to lift it from the blandness that many Marie Antoinettish proponents of cucina povera choose to ignore in their favourite peasant dishes.

    How to cook perfect minestrone soup

  • Influenced by arte povera, artistic movement born in Italy at the end of the sixties, means literaly “poor”.

    Church Point House by Utz-Sanby Architects

  • Ambika P3, LondonThe patriarch of arte povera breathes new life into the 1960s art movement with his Kafkaesque installations

    Jannis Kounellis

  • The radical gestures of arte povera? flame throwing, horse wrangling, missile straddling? were as short-lived as the humble materials the artists used, such as ice, bread, newsprint, flowers and lettuce that wilted even as you watched.

    Jannis Kounellis


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