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International Arts Festival 2010
This year’s International Arts Festival took place from 28 August to 4 September 2010 and featured artists from several countries including Belgium, Germany, Sweden, the United States, the United Kingdom and Canada.
Now in its fifth year, the Festival focuses on bringing world class international artists to Capri to perform in the historic spaces of the Certosa. This year’s programme included jazz, classical music, drama, dance and film. For more details, click on "International Arts Festival 2010" above.
Digital Photograph of the Lunette
Last year, the Friends financed the production of a digital photograph of the Lunette, the 14th century fresco over the doorway of the Chapel illustrating the foundation of the Certosa. The fresco, dated c.1371 and attributed to the Florentine painter Nicolà Di Tommaso, depicts Queen Joanna I of Naples praying to the Madonna and Child while Count Giacomo Arcucci, nobleman of Capri, presents a model of the Certosa to the holy family.
The new, high quality digital photograph was utilised as one of the illustrations in Nancy Goldstone’s new biography of Queen Joanna entitled “The Lady Queen”, published in 2009.
Restoration of the Diefenbach Paintings
Thanks to the efforts of the Soprintendenza, another painting by the great German artist Karl Diefenbach has been restored. The newly restored painting, hanging in the Saletta of the Refectory, is the first of many requiring urgent attention. One of the objectives of the Friends is to help raise funds to support the continuation of the restoration programme.
The Friends of the Certosa di Capri have established a Canadian Committee chaired by Dr. Carla Bonora Cianciaruso of Ottawa, Canada. The objective of the Canadian Committee is to foster support for the work of the Friends from individuals and corporations resident in Canada.
Restoration of the Chapel
The Chapel and its splendid
The Friends have also established a German Committee chaired by Dr. Stefanie Sonnentag of Capri, Italy, whose objective is to foster support for the work of the Friends from individuals and corporations resident in German speaking countries.