Sculpture

Mantua’s Light Art Biennale: light turns into art

Last July 21st, Mantua’s Palazzo Ducale lit up with works by the international artists taking part in the second edition of the city’s Light...

Nature, history, and myth in Mimmo Paladino’s “Hortus Conclusus”

In 1992, noted Transavantgarde artist Mimmo Paladino created “Hortus Conclusus”, a permanent installation for the garden of the former Convent of San Domenico in...

The mysteries of Casa Mollino

Carlo Mollino (1805-1973) – an eclectic architect and designer we have already featured more than once – designed various private homes in his hometown...

“Manifesta 12” in Palermo

Since June 16th and until November 4th 2018, Palermo is hosting “Manifesta 12” – a nomadic contemporary art biennial that since the 1990s has...

Reschio and Nic Fiddian-Green’s horses

British sculptor Nic Fiddian-Green was completely won over by horses during a visit to the British Museum, back when he was a student at...

The shameless magnificence of Palermo’s Pretoria Fountain

There was a time when the square in front of Palermo’s Praetor’s Palace was known as “Square of Shame”, due to the naked statues...

The Fountain of the Moor: a story of Popes and Tritons

by Alberto Manodori Sagredo In 1574, the two fountains meant to be placed at the sides of Piazza Navona – where the “Virgin Water” flows –...

Luca Della Robbia’s Cantorial Pulpits: a dance of praise

Luca Della Robbia (1400-1482) “graduated” as sculptor on September 10, 1432: that was the day he was accepted in the guild of Florence’s Master...

The Sculptures of Mont’e Prama

Here are the sculptures of Mont’e Prama: archers, warriors and boxers carved in sandstone, two meters tall, and approximately 2,800 years old. They “lived” on...

The Quinto Martini Museum Park: an artist and his land

“It is a great fortune,” Quinto Martini wrote, when the Museum Park named after him opened in 1988, “that my works can be in...

Italy, as told by Magnum’s photographers

Seeing the history of Italy through the eyes of the greatest photographers in the world is truly a unique experience. An experience you are...

The rebel god’s punishment: the Farnese Atlas

According to Homer’s “Odyssey”, it is the rebel Titan Atlas that “supports the great columns that separate earth and sky” – as a terrible...

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The wondrous Gothic, medieval frescoes of the Oratory of San Pellegrino

The Oratory of San Pellegrino is located in Bominaco, a hamlet not far from Caporciano, in the province of L'Aquila. It was probably commissioned...

LUMEN: a museum of photography, 2,275 meters up high

by Barbara Palladino On the top of the Kronplatz (or Plan de Corones), near Brunico (Bolzano) – an enchanted place that only the mountains could create...

Sicilian Moor heads: a legend of universal love

by Barbara Palladino “Moor heads” or “teste di moro” are colorful, ceramic vases that represent the face of a man and a woman, with a...

A legend of love at the castle of Torrechiara, “nunc et semper”

by Barbara Palladino The Castle of Torrechiara rises next to the medieval town of the same name in Langhirano, in the province of Parma. On its...