BORGO ANTICO DI MONCHIERO
The headquarters of the Association and the Museums are in Monchiero Alto, an ancient village in the hills of the Langhe, in an area recently declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Surrounded by rows of Nebbiolo and Dolcetto grapes, it is a place of art, fine wines and famous truffle hunters.
Eso Peluzzi and Claudio Bonichi lived in this village and created most of their most important works, portraying in their landscapes and still lifes an intimate, silent and sensual vision of the Langhe and its fruits, giving life to the “new metaphysics”, praised in hundreds of exhibitions and now exhibited in museums all over the world.
Throughout their lives, they shared their projects and dreams with leading cultural figures such as Arturo Martini, Sandro Pertini, Giulio Einaudi, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Giovanni Commisso, Giovanni Arpino, Guido Ceronetti, Giovanni Carluccio, Felice Carena, Carlo Carrà, Alfonso Gatto, Bartasar Porcel, Elio Petri, Enzo Siciliano and Ezio Bosso, who dedicated The EsoConcerto to Eso.
Their project and dream was also that, as can be seen from the dozens of pages of manuscripts, all this would not end with their lives but that that magic and imprint of the soul, that natural beauty, that cultural vivacity and artistic beauty would remain linked to the places that had generated it.
In the ancient village of Monchiero it will soon be possible to admire the works of these artists at: the Sanctuary of the Madonna del Rosario (1773), the Antico Oratorio dei Disciplinanti (…), home of the Peluzzi Museum and the Claudio Bonichi house-museum, which was the artist’s home and atelier, as well as the eighteenth-century Convent Chapel and the former Pilgrims’ Hospice, now restored and converted into a charming hotel, the Antico Borgo Monchiero, Art Living Hotel.
Antico Borgo Monchiero , Località Monchiero Alto, 12060 Monchiero (CN) Italy
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