The Art of Rome

“Australia Catalogue” highlights role of Vatican Museums

A catalogue, co-published by the Vatican Museums and Aboriginal Studies Press, lists and sheds light on the artifacts in the Vatican’s “Anima Mundi” Ethnological Museum section dedicated to Australia. Barbara Jatta, Director of the Museum talks of the fruitful collaboration that has led to this innovative publishing venture. The Vatican Museums this week hosted the launch of a [...]

“Are You Ready To Move Mountains?”

“Are You Ready To Move Mountains?” Interview with Eduardo Verastegui, Mexican Actor and Hollywood Producer From a little town in Northern Mexico, Eduardo Verastegui has made the American dream a reality: he became a Hollywood star, rich, famous and successful. Then one day he realized he didn’t want to be part of the negative stereotype of [...]

By |2018-03-26T04:35:53+00:00Jun 1st, 2016|Categories: Art|Tags: , , , , |

Correggio and Parmigianino

Correggio's "Noli Me Tangere" in the Prado Art in Parma in the 16th Century For the general exhibition-going public, Italian Renaissance art — and especially the art of the 16th century — tends to revolve around three great centers: Florence, Venice, and Rome. Instead, “Correggio and Parmigianino” — on at Rome’s Scuderie until June [...]

By |2016-05-01T19:46:35+00:00May 1st, 2016|Categories: Art|Tags: , , , |

Fernando Botero and his Via Crucis

"The Crucifixion in Central Park" “Art is a spiritual, immaterial respite from the hardships of life.” —Fernando Botero Born in Medellín, Colombia, on April 19, 1932, Fernando Bot­ero, whose signature style, also known as “Boterismo,” depicts overly rotund human figures both in his paintings and in his sculptures, is one of today’s most prolific [...]

By |2016-03-01T15:37:18+00:00Mar 1st, 2016|Categories: Art|Tags: , , , , |

The Met's Christmas Tree and Crèche

On a visit to New York just before Christmas, our Art Editor Lucy Gordan visited the Metropolitan Museum of Art and spoke with European Sculpture Curator Dr. Wolfram Koeppe. Dr. Koeppe, what exactly is your position at the Museum and how long have you worked here? Dr. Wolfram Koeppe: My title is Marina Kellen French Curator [...]

By |2015-12-01T17:23:29+00:00Dec 1st, 2015|Categories: Art|Tags: , , , , , |

Divine Beauty: From Van Gogh to Chagall and Fontana

Here: The Maccabees (1857-63) by Antonio Ciseri for the Church of Santa Felicita in Florence   At the press preview of the exhibition “Divine Beauty,” on at Florence’s Palazzo Strozzi through January 24, 2016, Giuseppe Cardinal Bettori referred to a benchmark sermon given by Pope Paul VI to a group of artists on May [...]

By |2015-11-01T14:43:07+00:00Nov 1st, 2015|Categories: Art|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

A unique exhibition

On until April 27 in the Neoclassical, chandeliered Sala Bianca (White Hall) of the Palatine Gallery in Florence’s Pitti Palace, where fashion shows are usually held, is a first-of-its kind exhibition, “Una volta nella vita: Tesori dagli archivi e dalle biblioteche di Firenze” (“Once in a Lifetime: Treasures from the Archives and Libraries in Florence”). Its [...]

By |2014-04-01T00:18:03+00:00Apr 1st, 2014|Categories: Art|Tags: |

The Leading Rome-Born Renaissance Painter

SIgned and dated by the painter, The Madonna Nursing the Baby Jesus (1464) is the earliest known work by Antoniazzo Romano. On display until February 2 on the ground floor of the majestic Palazzo Barberini, built by Maffei Barberini for his family beginning in 1623 when he was elected Pope Urban VIII, and today [...]

Bernini: The Popes’ Artist in Baroque Rome

Gian Lorenzo Bernini was the most famous and important sculptor in 17th century Europe, but he was also a recognized architect, painter, events organizer, poet and playwright. He was born in Naples, Italy, on December 7, 1598, to a Mannerist sculptor, Pietro Bernini, originally from near Florence, and his wife, Angelica Galante, a Neapolitan. He was [...]

By |2012-11-01T07:26:12+00:00Nov 1st, 2012|Categories: Art|Tags: , |

Quilling: Devotional Creations from Cloistered Orders

A photograph by Nan Goldin of paperoles in a private collection in Turin. The super-elegant Italian industrialist and principal shareholder of the FIAT Motor Company, Giovanni Agnelli (1921-2003), better known as “Gianni,” and his widow Marella, were avid art patrons and collectors. He bequeathed their extraordinary collection of paintings to his birthplace, which is [...]

By |2012-09-01T12:50:42+00:00Sep 1st, 2012|Categories: Art, Books, People|Tags: , |
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