The recovery of the “Madonna and Child reading” by Andrea Solario

by Lavinia Galli, Conservator of the Poldi Pezzoli Museum in Milan
The delightful Madonna and Child Reading by Andrea Solario (documented from 1495-1524), which was restored by Paola Zanolini thanks to the generosity of Wannenes, is a happy recovery for several reasons..

Methodological notes for the restoration of the “Madonna and Child Reading” by Andrea Solario

by Paola Zanolini, restorer
The restoration of a board painting is always a complex intervention as it has to deal with different conservation issues: those involving the support, the pictorial layer, the gilding and even the frame.

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In the post-war Rome was born a completely original creative project, whose aim is to encourage famous artists to work in the rare field of goldsmith.

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The peculiarity of Italian design is to have changed the perception of the industrial object from a craft product reproduced in a serial form, to ‘open form’ of creativity that evolves and becomes the image of an era and a taste.

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

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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 (…)