I was born in Bologna in 1980. In 1994,
I embarked on my academic career in history of art and cultural heritage during my high school years at the Istituto Statale D'Arte di Bologna.
I then went on to study a degree in History of Art and a Master’s degree in Cataloguing and
Cultural Heritage. Since writing my thesis on the History of Modern Architecture, I have gained valuable experience working in museums in Bologna.
This includes cataloguing a 19 th Century collection of flower models at the Herbarium (the Botanical Museum of the University of Bologna) and a collection of anatomical waxes preserved at the University of
Modena, Department of Obstetrics.
I am an extremely creative person by nature, and love art in all its forms and manifestations.I also enjoy being a tour guide and creating tailor-made itineraries to lead tourists to some of the lesser known places that are nonetheless rich in history, charm and interest.
I also enjoy interior design of small living spaces; the Bentivogli PanoramicSkyView project is one example. Whenever I have time on my hands, I create designs on paper or walls using different techniques and materials. I could not live without scissors, paint brushes,
wallpaper, fabric or a sewing machine.
I have a beautiful daughter and a partner, Leonardo, who likes to transform different
materials by creating sculptures and furnishing accessories.
Bentivogli Panoramic Skyview
“We received a wonderful welcome....it’s a real nest above the city...”
This is one of the comments that most caught my imagination among the many reviews left by guests at my apartment. Bentivogli has become a nest from which you can fly to discover the wonderful city of Bologna. This cosy space, created with great care, will awaken the inner poet in every one of us.
So what makes this living space so unique?
Firstly, the typically Bolognese context, not only of the late 1920s building, but also of the decidedly popular neighbourhood - Cirenaica is known to be frequented by various notable musicians and has also been a venue for a number of important historical events.
Secondly, it plays an important role in promoting the cultural heritage of Bologna’s lesser-known surrounding areas. Outside its ancient walls, Bologna hides valuable testimonies that tell the story of its rich history and deserve to be preserved.
Photos by: Giorgia Poppi, Elisa Temporin, Annalisa Maurizzi
What is a “local experience”?
It is many things, but principally tailor-made guided tours focussing on a number of themes and places that are little known about but equally interesting.
My continued interest and training in the field of Art History has led to a number of specialist publications on themes such as:
The festive celebrations in Bologna in the second half of the fifteenth century, particularly the relationship between architecture and various theatrical forms.
I luoghi di Delizia - ancient residences between Bologna and Ferrara where the nobility could restore body and spirit in the pleasures of hunting, dining and decadent parties).
The educational models between the 18th and 19th centuries, wax modelling and the history of anatomy at the University of Bologna.
I believe that finding inspiration in the small things is the key to fully enjoying the remarkable history and culture of the local area.
STONES THAT TELL A STORY
SELENITE - TERRACOTTA –SANDSTONE
These are the key markers of our local history. I am currently working on a number of
different itineraries designed to allow tour participants to appreciate the city from new
angles and perspectives.
APPENDICE - Appunti
Photos by: Giorgia Poppi, Annalisa Maurizzi
lezione di anatomia, Mondino de Liuzzi
Together with the Local Pal Association (a non-profit organisation promoting responsible tourism and home sharing), I have created various events and itineraries for It.a.cà Festival and Urban Trekking in Bologna.
Maurizzi A., Bologna, 27 gennaio/2 febbraio 1487: il corteo trionfale e la fabula mitologica nelle nozze tra Annibale Bentivoglio e Lucrezia d’Este.
Engramma la tradizione classica nell'arte occidentale, n. 86, Dicembre 2010
ISSN 1826-901X Journal - Centro studi classica, IUAV di Venezia – coordinato da Monica Centanni.
Maurizzi A., La collezione Brendel di modelli di fiori ed altri organi vegetali dell’Università di Bologna, in “Museologia Scientifica”, Volume 4 , N. 1-2 , 2010 (2012) , Nuova Serie.
Maurizzi A., Anna Morandi Manzolini, in “Lotto Artemisia Guercino - Le stanze segrete di Vittorio Sgarbi”, Osimo Palazzo Campana – marzo – ottobre, 2016, Silvana Editoriale, pp. 208 – 209.
Maurizzi A., Giovanni Francesco Pieri, in “I tesori nascosti – Tino da Camaino, Caravaggio, Gemito”, a cura di Vittorio Sgarbi e Pietro Di Natale, Napoli Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore alla Pietrasanta –Dicembre 2016 – Maggio 2017, Maggioli Musei Editore, pp. 230 – 231
Engramma la tradizione classica nell'arte occidentale, n. 86, dicembre 2010
ISSN 1826-901X rivista del - Centro studi classica, IUAV di Venezia - coordinato da Monica Centanni.
Photos by: Mariangela Buccella, Annalisa Maurizzi
PAPIER COLLE' DESIGN
and wallpaper collages
Papier Collè design combines three great passions of mine:
PAPER, particularly wallpaper, which is my favourite material.
NATURE and its interpretation in art forms over the centuries, particularly in Roman garden paintings, and the "floral sensibility" of the late nineteenth century.
COLOUR: If I were a painter I would be a Fauvist...
I truly believe that the beauty and magic of nature can inspire and enrich our lives.
Here are a few of my creations...