masters

Earth and gold by Fontana, at Galleria Borghese

“Lucio Fontana. Earth and Gold” is an exhibition Galleria Borghese is dedicating to a specific part of the famous Argentinian-Italian painter, ceramicist and sculptor’s...

Fortunato Depero. From the futurist dream to the advertising sign. An exhibition in Lucca

In his time, Futurist artist Fortunato Depero would certainly have been happy to see his works on display using advanced technological tools that can...

Verrocchio: Florence celebrates Leonardo’s teacher

This year, Florence celebrates Andrea del Verrocchio (1435-1488) by showcasing 120 of his works – sculptures, paintings and drawings from the most famous museums...

Santa Maria di Campagna and Pordenone’s masterpieces

Where Piacenza’s Basilica of Santa Maria di Campagna rises today, there used to be a small oratory. According to some, this was the small...

The Room of the Abbess, a hidden gem in Correggio

Correggio (1489-1534) decorated the Room of the Abbess (or Room of Saint Paul) in the former Monastery of Saint Paul in Parma, likely in...

Farewell to fall with Giovanna Garzoni’s still lifes

Winter – which in poet Bernardo Tasso’s words “in white snow / dresses hills, covers roses, / and makes beaches dry and sad again”...

The Hall of the Months in Palazzo Schifanoia

The walls of the Hall of the Months in Palazzo Schifanoia, in Ferrara, were frescoed by various artists – including Ercole de’ Roberti, one...

Paolo Uccello’s counter-clockwise clock in Florence

In 1443, Paolo Uccello – a Tuscan painter and mosaic artist who played a major role in Florence’s 15th-century art scene – painted the...

Unexpected impressionists in Catania

Everyone knows, or has at least heard of Monet, Renoir, Sisley, Pissarro, Manet, Cézanne, Van Gogh, Courbet and Degas. But what about Zacharie Astruc, Henri...

The art of clouds by Alberto Valese

Some people keep their head in the clouds so they can create wonders – and Alberto Valese is one of them. A few decades...

Romanticism on show in Milan

To convey to everyone the complex of ideas concerning the history and destiny of man and the role of the visionary poet as both...

The Boschi Di Stefano House-Museum: an apartment for the 20th century

One could say Milan’s Boschi Di Stefano House-Museum is home to Italy’s 20th century art, because of the incredibly long list of artists who...

WEEKLY POSTCARD

Most Read

Rococo luxury at the Palazzina di Caccia of Stupinigi

The Palazzina di Caccia of Stupinigi, near Turin, was designed by Filippo Juvarra and built in 1729; between the 18th and 19th...

Pietro Piffetti: the king of fine cabinetry

by Barbara Palladino His creations sum up every magnificence of 18th-century Baroque style: Pietro Piffetti was one of the most famous and...

Gabinetto del Segreto Maneggio degli Affari di Stato: a triumph of decorative art

by Barbara Palladino Inside Turin’s Royal Palace is one of the gems of 18th-century Baroque art: the Gabinetto del Segreto Maneggio degli...

Antonio Stradivari: the legend and myth of perfect sound

by Barbara Palladino The Stradivarius violin is renowned as the perfect musical instrument. Playing one is a dream come true for any...