Pinacoteca Nazionale di Bologna. A house to live in

The people of Bologna, those who live in this city, must perceive the Pinacoteca as a place that belongs to them, not only because it is a public institution, but also because it preserves a collection closely linked to the territory, which tells its story through artistic documents of the highest quality from the 14th to the 19th century.

Fondazione Scuola Beni Attività Culturali. Today is already tomorrow

Our aim is to offer the national museum system as a whole new professionals, and at the same time to intuit what will be the professions of tomorrow, in the knowledge that different disciplines need to be networked. (…) The School wants to be the bearer of cultural values that go in this direction, that is, to dialogue, to connect, to relate what we considered distant until a few years ago. A mission that I believe is important.

Accademia Carrara. The House of Collectors

The Accademia Carrara’s holdings consist of 98% private bequests. Since its foundation, there have been more than 260 donors, with an admirable adherence to Giacomo Carrara’s project that has continued for more than two hundred years, and that has led to the identification of the Carrara with the “museum of collecting”.

Museo Poldi Pezzoli. Through art we know beauty

Today, the collection comprises more than 6000 objects including paintings, sculptures, ceramics, glass, weapons, gold, watches and textiles. For each collection, the museum holds extraordinary masterpieces, considered by critical literature to be the most important in the world. (…)

TEFAF 2023. Art as infinite pleasure

To an art lover, getting lost in TEFAF is like being locked in a chocolate shop if you have a sweet tooth. A triumph of sensations that overlap one after the other until they stun you, make you intoxicated with shapes and colours. (…)

Notes from BRAFA 2023

Heterogeneous in its offer and renewed in its layout, the 68th edition of BRAFA in Brussels is open until 5 February 2023 in two welcoming halls of the Brussels Expo, an immense Art Deco exhibition complex inaugurated in 1935 for the Universal Exhibition. (…)

Benedetto Camerana. The future is now

Architect and President of the Museo Nazionale dell’Automobile in Turin
As an architect, I have realised many projects for all kinds of buildings, such as public services, commercial, offices, churches, hospitals, spaces for sport and culture, but my most personal field remains architecture for the automobile (…)

Galleria dell’Accademia. A happy museum

Finally, every work in the museum has an identical light that enhances it, because I believe that all have the same right to be considered and admired by visitors; there can be no focus only on the best known works, which in the case of this museum is Michelangelo’s immense David (…)

Adriano Pedrosa appointed Curator of the Biennale Arte 2024

I am honored and humbled by this prestigious appointment, especially as the first Latin American to curate the International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia, and in fact the first one based in the Southern Hemisphere (…)

Rubens in Genoa. Awe and wonder

The exhibition, curated together with Nils Büttner, President of the Rubenianum in Antwerp, is a story about the fundamental relationship between the Flemish master and the city, and investigates the patronage, personal relationships, and not least the germinal place of the Baroque (…)

Museo Bagatti Valsecchi. Eclectic renaissance

Everything has the same importance and function, the masterpiece as the design object in neo-Renaissance style, in a context intended to be dynamic, multifaceted, of eclectic harmony…. (segue)

CAMERA. Photography is both unique and global

The CAMERA Foundation, through its heterogeneous proposals, has allowed the public and us first to get to know different expressions, different photographic modes and worlds, which compared to the documentary and testimonial (…)

MOA. Italy’s first watch house

The idea came from the need to establish a museum of large and small watchmaking in Italy, and at the same time to bring this extraordinary art closer to the general public. (…)

Frederick Stibbert, armed with overwhelming passion

The initial element was studying, which revolved around his interests, and starting with armoury, which in the beginning was the dominant sector, and then costumes, painting and the other arts (…)

Museo Casa Mollino. Nothing is like it seems

di Francesco Andreucci
This house-museum is intended as a key to understanding the spirit that animated Mollino. Of course, it is not easy to describe such an atypical and multifaceted character, who lived in secrecy, surrounded by mystery. (…)

Accorsi – Ometto. Museum of Aristocratic Innocence

by Luca Violo
It is a sort of museum of ‘aristocratic innocence’ of the highest level, rich in memories, romantic, because it has stopped in time a certain taste that today is difficult to recount and replicate (…)

The look of a connoisseur – Fondazione Zeri

by Andrea Bacchi
The Federico Zeri Foundation was established in September 1999, at the behest of the University of Bologna (…)

Fornasetti joy de vivre

by Barnaba Fornasetti
There’s almost certainly in all of us a childish side and in the works of my father…

Villa Panza. To be lived and shared

by Anna Bernardini
Villa Panza,whose origins date back to the seventeenth century, is a treasure chest ..

Palazzo Colonna. Eternal beauty

by Patrizia Piergiovanni
What makes walking through the sumptuous halls of a historic residence a unique and fascinating experience?

Giulio Paolini. We are all extras.

by Luca Violo
Is the artist a player or a witness? We are all extras, doubles images…

The Atlantic Cruise Triptychs. A philatelic myth in flight

The Atlantic Decennial Cruise was organised by Italo Balbo in 1933 (…)

Paint the colors and signs of the imagination

The sale of Old Masters and 19th Century Paintings on May 18…

Gioacchino Assereto and dark naturalism

Gioacchino Assereto distinguished Genoese painting during the first half of the seventeenth…

Furnishing with eclectic imagination

In the next auction of Furniture, Sculptures and Art Objects to be…

The Good, the Bad, the Ugly and the Scars of Nostalgia

Right from the opening credits The Good, the Bad, the Ugly declares its intentions to ‘historicise’ narrative content in a different way. Not only is there a cannon among the weapons that carve and then dissolve the director’s name (…)

Bronze icons and the charm of essential beauty

The copper alloy objects constitute the largest group of church furnishings from Russian Christianity in ancient times. They are largely conserved in Russian collections both private and of museums, but they are also found in many western European collections.

Farnese Service. The memory of picturesque landscapes

The polychrome porcelain plate from the Naples Porcelain Manufactory datable between 1784 and 1788 and decorated with a View of Vesuvius, taken from Monte S. Angelo at the Monis. re de Camandoli (as inscribed) (…)

Meissen and Antonibon. Porcelain between Rococo and Neoclassicism

The production of snuff boxes and more generally of “objects de vertu” is among the most interesting and decorative of the Meissen manufactory: the first mentions in the factory papers of this type of production date back to at least the 1830s. (…)

Firenze & Collesano. Terracotta and ceramics between the 16th and 17th centuries

A large majolica tondo decorated with the heraldic coat of arms of the Martini family of Florence surrounded by a highly decorative sculptural garland (lot 1, estimated value Euro 8,000 – 12,000) (…)

Looted art. History restitution

by Giuseppe Calabi
The barbarity perpetrated in the Nazi era during the Second World War did not take place only …

Digital Art Warranties, Picasso and NFT

by Giuseppe Calabi
Until a few years ago, artworks and blockchain seemed to exist on two parallel lines

We need to restore our vision

by Tomaso Montanari
Art history is a historical subject and the so-called ruling class…

Clear ideas lead to clear words

by Tomaso Montanari
“Dear Professor, thank you for the interesting, compelling and moving program dedicated to Caravaggio

ESG. A dream for the markets

by Alessandro Secciani
To make the stock markets fly you need a dream.

Heritage: the future of a collection

by Giuseppe Calabi
The frontiers of collecting are endless. However, collections..