MATERA is a collaborative project with the artist, Giorgio Casu. A mixed media interpretation based on my black and white photo of Matera. City in the province of Matera in the region of Basilicata, in Southern Italy. The town lies in a small canyon carved out by the Gravina. Known as la città sotterranea ("the underground city"), its historical centre "Sassi", along with the park of the Rupestrian Churches, was awarded World Heritage Site status by UNESCO since 1993. On 17 October 2014, Matera was declared Italian host of European Capital of Culture for 2019.

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Title: Matera
Year of Production: 2017
Material: Mixed media, Photography and Acrylics painting
Image dimensions: 49″ x 27.6″
Outer size: 50.7″ x 29.3″
Unique Artwork
Retail Price: $4500

Detail of the artwork

Detail of the artwork

Detail of the artwork

Detail of the artwork

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The original photo Matera was awarded with the second prize at the 2017 Washington Post Travel photo contest.

Matera was exhibited at Clio Art Fair October 19-22, 2017
Clio Art Fair A walk with the founder, Alessandro Berni. #MakeArtWorldWide #ShowcaseinNY

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