Ars Canusina

Friezes and typical decoration elements, generally connected to “Matilde’s” art, are characteristic patterns of the Carolingian and Romanesque tradition.
42121 Reggio nell'Emilia


Website
Consorzio Ars Canusina

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The repertory of the decoration patterns of the Ars Canusina is gathered in an album printed in 1935 by Cesare Ratta (anastatic re-printing Age-Municipality of Casina, Reggio Emilia 1992) built through the reduction at the ornament drawing of the friezes traced in Matilde’s monuments existing in the province by the hand of professor Giuseppe Baroni.

Companies:

 

"IOTTI ATTILIO E FIGLI S.N.C. DI IOTTI ATTILIO & C."
Lavorazione ferro e affini
via J. Gagarin 33/6, (RE) - tel. 0522 327545Â

LO SCRIGNO DI MATILDE DI BONINI DUSCA & C. S.N.C.
Ricami per biancheria, arredo, moda
Via G. Bonetti, 17, San Polo d'Enza (RE) - tel. 0522 608212-873269; fax 0522 874065

NERONI MARIA
Pittura artistica su tessuto e ceramica
Via Veneto 18, Bibbiano (RE) - tel. 0522 88295, 338 8347951

DOMENICHINI ERCOLE
Legno intarsiato, intagliato, scolpito
Via Brugna 12/2 - 42034 Casina RE - tel. 335 6483751

VITELLO GIUSEPPE
Pietra incisa, legno e ricami
Località il Casello - Cortogno di Casina (RE)
tel/fax. 0522 607388 - 333 9767170

TARSIE S.A.S. DI MELIOLI GIULIANO & C.
Cotto intarsiato per l'arredamento
Via Monari 13/1, (RE) - tel. 0522 332203-332731

"VETRO ART DI ARTIOLI GIORGIO & C. S.N.C."
Lavorazione del Vetro
Via Aldo Moro 33, Mancasale (RE) - tel. 0522 921378

Typical Production

The main places which, at that time, were thought to be particularly linked to “Matilde’s” art are distributed on the territory as follows:
Canossa with reference to a capital and the baptisimal font coming from the destroyed temple of St. Apollonio; Carpineti for its rich decorative elements coming from the churches of St. Andrew and St. Vitale; San Polo d’Enza for the baptisimal font coming from the ancient Matilde’s parish which was discovered only during the last ten years exactly under the current church; Quattro Castella for the lunette and the friezes of the parish church; Marola where, in the restored abbey, capitals and friezes of the ancient Matilde’s church are still present; Beleo for the Oratory; Paullo di Casina for the friezes garnishing the beautiful parish church; Toano for the capitals and the friezes of the S.Maria in Castello parish; Castellarano for the lunette and the capitals of the S. Maria church; Guastalla for the decorative elementsof the already restored parish.


Activities
The Municipality of Casina owns the collective trade mark Ars Canusina safeguarding the production of laboratories which are selected according to coded standards to preserve the original artistic and cultural footprint by selectively following products and production processes.

Information: Consorzio Ars Canusina - Via G. Marconi, 7 - Casina (RE) - phone 0039 0522 604731; 0039 335 6483751; 0039 333 9767170 - e-mail: info@consorzioarscanusina.it

 

Historical origins
The Ars Canusina was born as an artistic artisanship which was typical of the province of Reggio Emilia around the year 1930, in the laboratories of the Colony-School “Antonio Marro”, which was an assistance and education centre for disabled children in school age. The characteristic iconographic patterns were reduced to a graphic repertory of professor Maria Bertolani Del Rio with the co-operation of expertsof applied arts.