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Andrea Nicita is an all-around artist: from sculpture to graphics, from painting to pen drawing. HIs works are on display in the rooms of the prestigious Palazzo Malaspina in the village of San Donato in Poggio.

“Rapsodia” is the title of the art show, open until June 11. It is a project created by the artist and centered on a series of works on paper, cardboard, colored pencils and ball point pen.

The name “Rapsodia” refer to a musical component where popular themes are performed with liberal interpretations.

“Nicita is an artist who appreciates inventiveness and originality,” comments Francesco Nannoni from the Pro Loco of San Donato in Poggio. Palazzo Malaspina has collected 30 works which are spread out across two floors of the palace. They are mostly focused on an interesting phase of Nicita which puts apart brushes for works created by using only ball point pens and pastels”.

The sections deal with various themes tied to the figure of Saint Francis, the creation and animals. Nicita graduated from the Accademia di Belle Arti in Florence in 1987 with a thesis on Max Ernst.

Soon after, he studied contemporary art, photography, graphic design and the history of design. In the 90’s he was active as both a painter and sculptor. His first important collaboration with the Teatro Scala of Milan began here, when he created scenes for the theatre. He also collaborated with “il Fabbricone” of Prato.

He also added his knowledge of grahic design by working for some artisan companies in the Tuscan territory. With these, in 1999, he participated as a sculptor in the realization of decorative and stucco models for the restoration of the Kremlin in Moscow.

Also during these year, Nicita created some large sculpures in fiberglass for Gardaland, the Verona theme park, and for Eurodisney in Paris. Nicita taught sculpure and artistic design tecniques at the American University, Lorenzo de’ Medici, in Florence Free entrance. Hours: every day from 10 AM to 1 PM and 4 PM to 7 PM.