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 di Firenze. 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 Achille Castiglioni Foundation. A House of Ideas

by Giovanna and Carlo Castiglioni
The Castiglioni architectural studio was started in 1936 by di Livio Castiglioni, the elder of the Castiglioni brothers…

Donatello. Master of masters

Florence celebrates Donatello “master of masters” and symbolic artist of the Renaissance…

Nel blu dipinto di blu

Thomas Gainsborough’s The Blue Boy is a full-length portrait of the painter’s grandson, Gainsborough Dupont (1754-1797)….

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) (…)

Pietro Chiesa and Fontana Arte. The open form of creativity

The uniqueness of Italian design is that it has changed the perception of the industrial object from a craft product reproduced in serial form to an ‘open form’ of creativity that evolves and becomes the image of a period and a taste. (…)

Mercedes SL. When excellence flies

Since the 1950s, Mercedes’ SL series has been a universal synonym for luxury and sporty elegance. The acronym Sport Leicht, which means sportiness and lightness (…)

Books and manuscripts. History flips through your hands

Exibart’s Erica Roccella interviewed Riccardo Crippa, head of the new Books and Manuscripts department, who will present his first catalogue on 18 May in the Milan premises of Palazzo Recalcati.

Giovanni Domenico Campiglia and purity of sign

Giovanni Domenico Campiglia (Lucca 1692 – Rome 1775) was an extraordinary draughtsman…

The multi-faceted nature of Massimo d’Azeglio

‘I used to paint from life on canvases of sufficient size, trying…

Harmony of time is unique

The mechanical complications and multiple functions of fine watches remain, today more…

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..