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“Stunning, unique, huge art in a huge place”

Fondazione Palazzo Albizzini Collezione Burri
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Salem, Oregon
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623 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 241 helpful votes
“Stunning, unique, huge art in a huge place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2012

Alberto Burri was an artist who created gigantic works. He began painting in 1945. His work evolved through many experimental stages. In this museum, housed in old tobacco drying barns, some of his largest works are displayed, created from 1970 - 1983. The rooms are gigantic, as are the works. All abstract, he uses different materials as well as different methods of creating color. It is difficult to describe his work. It is of monumental proportions and unique in design.

We thoroughly enjoyed walking through these cavernous rooms and taking in the work as it was meant to be shown.

Go see this work. You will be glad you did. You will never see the work, or anything like it elsewhere. You can't easily move this stuff around for traveling exhibits.

Visited May 2012
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Denmark
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“Modern art in interesting location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2012

We "only" visited the old tobacco drying factory, but it was worth the visit. You sometimes get full of all the medival history in Umbria and Tuscany, and its good to see that Cittá di Castello is preserving this important modern artist. The old tobacco drying place is worth a visit in itself.

Visited August 2012
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Toronto, Canada
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“Wonderful opportunity to see a major 20th c. Italian artist's work in two attractive venues”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2012

Start in the Palazzo Albizzini and then continue to the former tobacco factory to see large scale work, evokes scale of Anselm Kiefer.

Visited July 2012
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Brussels, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Great if you're really into this artist...”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2012

Personally we found his work only moderately interesting... Our kids loved the size and abstractness of some of the pieces, really got them thinking and using their imaginations!

Visited July 2012
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Paris, France
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“To discover”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2012

Plastic painting years before Andy Warhol, In the center of CIttà di Castello town, just visit this museum shared in two parts, the second called "I capannoni" is magnificent and huge. Beauty, colours, joy, sadness, stress every kind of mood is there in paiting. Surprising and fascinating. Chip prices for great discovery

Visited July 2011
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