(VIP EDITION) The masks of Lecce Palaces … inside and outside us

Meeting place:

Bar Paisiello, Piazzetta Bonifacio IX, 1
LECCE - PUGLIA

Timing:

9:00 - 13:00
15.00 - 19.00

Duration:

4h 

How we move:

on foot

Artès Rosemarie

Cultural anthropologist, Counselor
Journey practitioner

PASSIONS

Art, local legends and traditions, emotions and introspections, papier-mache handicraft, tasting local product

WE WARMLY WELCOME

Adults, families, who wish to understand art, handcrafting and local legends and and dive deeply into them to collect stimulating reflections from the masque metaphor.

PROGRAMME

  • Meeting with Rosemarie at Bar Paisiello
  • A welcoming coffee and small refreshment
  • Giving of the map and materials for note taking, it will be best to use your personal smartphone for immediate posting on the social media
  • A guided walk following the itinerary given to participants “from one mask to another”, history, comments, sharing of emotions
  • Atelier demonstration of papier-mache making showing the art of local papier-mache craftsman
  • Choice of a papier-mache talisman to be used in the rite ”of the mask that makes evil go away, and opens to goodness” to each participant
  • Such a memorable moment will be celebrated with a toast and local products tasting
  • Group photos and greetings

THE STORY

Rosemarie is a famous cultural anthropologist and European ethnologist who has organised an International Convention for Art historians entitled “Masks of the Lecce Palaces 1600-1800, the good and bad inside and outside us”. One workshop will consist in the analysis of the masks placed at the entrance of one of Lecce’s most prestigious palaces. Beyond the historic-architectonic dimension, Rosemarie wishes to help reveal the deepest reverberation that the mask metaphor plays on each participant.

 

Map in hand, the Lab session starts tomorrow morning, and is open to all those having the courage to understand the deepest sense of this ancient tradition.

Rosemarie will help you immerge in Baroque Lecce, enriched by specific beautifying by means of faces, curious, fearsome, intriguing and observing, masks which give the historical city centre a particular aspect, arousing emotions and curiosity, talking about beliefs that remain in the local memory until present days. A papier-mache professional will show you the mask art “outside” and, via a precious talisman, you will be able to perform the ancient tradition of letting go evil and make good enter inside you.  A journey in the collective unconsciousness that will help you reach your deepest chords and a the end we will finish with a lucky toast.

RECOMMENDATIONS
Kids or children under 12 are welcomed only if accompanied by an adult.
At booking, signal any food allergies and/or intolerance

 

QUOTE INCLUDES:

A welcoming coffee and refreshments, a map guided walk to help find the locations of the masks, an atelier demonstration by a papier-mache master, a choice of a“talisman” necklace on the base of papier-mache that will be gifted to the participants and will be used in the “mask rite”, event ending with appetizers of typical local foods.

QUOTE DOES NOT INCLUDE:

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Map