Sunday, June 28, 2009

Anthony Hopkins Art & Music: Under the Tuscan Sun

Painting by Anthony Hopkins

Academy Award winning actor Anthony Hopkins will display his artwork, and his musical compositions will be performed at the 2009 Tuscan Sun Festival in Cortona, Italy. Hopkins' paintings will be featured in an exhibit titled Masque. In addition, his orchestral compositions will be performed twice during the Festival.

It is said that Anthony Hopkins began painting in 2004 at the encouragement of his wife Stella, after she found a pile of old scripts with his drawings on them. He does both Ink Drawings and Acrylic Paintings.

Anthony Hopkins is also an accomplished composer, whose work was recently performed by the Dallas Symphony Orchestra.

On Friday, August 7, Hopkins will participate in a pre-concert talk with writer Matthew Gurewitsch.

The Tuscan Sun Festival was founded in 2003 by Barrett Wissman, cellist Nina Kotova, and writer Frances Mayes. Mayes authored the book Under the Tuscan Sun which was made into a movie of the same name starring Diane Lane.

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Related blog entry: Anthony Hopkins Exhibits his Paintings in the UK (January 23, 2010)