After twenty years of experience as an art and antiques shop, La Bottega welcomed its new art gallery, based in the ground floor of a historical building amongst the Castillian walls of the town of Castellina in Chianti.
La Bottega is unique in its role, more than an art gallery it is now a living concentration of tuscan contemporary art; it displays a wide collection of paintings and sculptures, both contemporary and of the end of 1800's- beginning 1900's. More than 70 different artists with not less than 800 art pieces on catalogue, can be found here in exposition and on sale.
The current flow gathered by the artists, led by Mario Cappelletti drives the gallery to constantly find new ways of exhibiting its art, expanding its activity through different initiatives and collaborations.
Since 2013 La Bottega launched "Tuscan art on Tour", a way to transport the art and "touch" of the gallery abroad, bringing a wide selection of paintings around Europe or to the USA and finally stablishing a base in Chicago IL (USA).
The gallery offers its exhibition spaces to both renown and emerging artists that represent the artistic identity of different areas in Tuscany.This results in a wide variety of styles and even ways to understand the role of the artist and art itself. If the selection of pieces goes from the representation of the local landscape until abstract art, the common ground of them could be defined as a certain warm atmosphere that permeates every painting as well as the "hand made touch": making art as a path to find a personal language and not only as a result of a concept.
Because of its location in the heart of Chianti area, la Bottega can be considered as an important platform for its artists which gain international exposure, exposition experience together with a variety of other styles and techniques.
Each artist offers works with a unique style, technique and choice of materials, of different dimensions and prices.
La Bottega counts more than 2.500 costumers worldwide in over 40 different countries. Amongst the USA only, counting costumers in each one of the 50 states, more than 2.500 art pieces have been shipped.
Each costumer is taken care of personally , from the choice of the art piece to its delivery, by the owners of la Bottega: Mario and Claire Cappelletti and their collaborator Takeshi Tamashiro.
In over 20 years of business they have created many collaborations and friendships with people from all over the world.
Mario Cappelletti is a native of Castellina in Chianti, and his wife Claire, originally from Chicago, has been living in Chianti for more than 30 years. With their family in 1989 they created La Bottega and up to today have been nurturing its development with great passion.
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