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How To Enjoy The 1,250 Events Of Milan’s Design Week

La Dolce Vita | Jessica Kane | Posted 04.11.2016 | Travel

The week of the Salone del Mobile—the Furniture Fair— from April 12 to 17 is when Milan is at its finest, a time when historical buildings and the...

Just Me and Mona -- Alone with Great Art

Rick Steves | Posted 12.08.2015 | Travel
Rick Steves

In Italy, I've been all alone in a room full of Botticelli paintings, with Bernini's "Apollo Chasing Daphne", with Leonardo's "Last Supper", and with two masterful Davids: Donatello's and Michelangelo's. Each experience was a kind of artistic climax, leaving me craving a cigarette.

This Venice Biennale Is Dedicated to an Artist Who Evokes the Eroticism That Lies Underneath Self-Destruction

Rodrigo Cañete | Posted 06.23.2015 | Arts
Rodrigo Cañete

His conceptualism achieves somethings apparently impossible which is to be experienced at an emotional level. The way, however, his work has been read till now, insists on transforming his pieces into a visual representation of some aspects of continental social philosophy.

Can Mona Lisa Rest in Peace?

Dianne Hales | Posted 09.10.2014 | Arts
Dianne Hales

Centuries after her death on July 15, 1542, Mona (Madame) Lisa Gherardini del Giocondo is still making headlines. Over the last two years journalists from around the world have descended upon Florence to report on dramatic excavations of skeletons that may--or may not--belong to Leonardo da Vinci's model and her family.

Art Saves A City III: Taking the Louvre into Mine

Frank Browning | Posted 02.09.2014 | Arts
Frank Browning

Lens, France -- "Why would we print an article on an archaeological exhibit of 3000 year old vases in a museum in a dead mining town?" That's the re...

A Conceptual Painter of Venice

David Galenson | Posted 03.05.2013 | Arts
David Galenson

Antonio Canaletto was not the first or last painter to devote his career to recording the beauty of Venice, but he was the greatest.

2013: Italy's Genius Will Shine Bright Across America, Once Again!

Giulio Terzi di Sant'Agata | Posted 12.11.2012 | World
Giulio Terzi di Sant'Agata

A new Renaissance is exactly what we need, and are relentlessly trying to start, in Italy and in Europe, together with our American ally, to boost shared and sustainable growth and prosperity.

"Treasurer of the Art": Veronese in Florida

Susan Jaques | Posted 01.30.2013 | Arts
Susan Jaques

About Renaissance artist Paolo Veronese, 17th-century writer Marco Boschini raved: "He is the treasurer of the art and of the colors. This is not painting -- it is magic that casts a spell on people who see it produced."

Art Exhibits at LACMA and the Getty: Invasion of Saints and Angels

Edward Goldman | Posted 01.15.2013 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Virtually simultaneously, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Getty Center have unveiled major exhibitions celebrating the legacy of two towering figures of Italian art.

Italian Artist Alighiero Boetti at MoMA New York

Susan Eley | Posted 11.04.2012 | New York
Susan Eley

Born in Turin, Boetti is not a household name outside of Italy. Alighiero Boetti: Game Plan, a magnificent retrospective at MoMA, on view through October 1, will certainly change that.

Happy Birthday Amedeo Modigliani!

Posted 07.12.2012 | Arts

Today is the birthday of Italian painter and sculptor Amedeo Modigliani. Beloved Modì would turn 128 years old if he were somehow still alive today. ...

Titian's First Major Work Goes Public

Posted 07.11.2012 | Arts

Tiziano Vecellio, aka Titian, is widely known as the greatest artist of the 16th century. His first major commissioned work, titled, "The Flight Into ...

Striking Futurist Paintings

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 07.31.2012 | Arts

The Futurists of the early 20th century were known for their desires to demolish museums, libraries and all other sites receiving historical reverence...

Domenico Gnoli's Rarely Seen Paintings Now On View

Posted 04.30.2012 | Arts

There is an undeniable magic to Italian Renaissance paintings, where fabric ripples with a supernatural grace, and hair cascades with both abandon and...

When Paper Makes Waves

Posted 04.12.2012 | Arts

Italian artist Daniele Papuli makes site-specific installations out of thousands of strips of paper, transforming the medium into something soft and i...

Heart Of Glass

Posted 03.03.2012 | Arts

Though you may think the realm of glass is limited to Cinderella's slipper, the vessel for your wine, and Blondie's ex-beau's heart, the material actu...

What Good Italian Art Is Now

Posted 02.21.2012 | Arts

What do you know about the current Italian art scene? (And no, the fact that Lady Gaga is Italian-American doesn't count.) To brush up on what good It...

Paolo Ventura's Staged Photos Of Magical, Miniature Moments

Posted 02.17.2012 | Arts

There is a magic particular to the bedtime story, the tales heard in the final moments of consciousness before one drifts off to sleep and melts into ...

Balaam Sculpture Sheds Light On Differing Christian And Jewish Views Of Prophecy

Menachem Wecker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Menachem Wecker

Although he often was considered a villain, theology also considered Balaam as a prophet who played a role in the history of salvation, by predicting the coming of Christ.

Mona Lisa Model Was Male, According To Italian Researchers

Eleanor Ide (AFP) | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

ROME -- Italian researchers who specialise in resolving art mysteries said Wednesday they have discovered the disputed identity of the model for Leona...

DEAD ARTIST NEWS: Boldini Painting Found In Paris Apartment Untouched For 70 Years

Telegraph UK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Behind the door, under a thick layer of dusk lay a treasure trove of turn-of-the-century objects including a painting by the 19th century Italian arti...

WWII Tragedy Transformed This Doctor Into an Artist

Edward Goldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Edward Goldman

I look at the humble materials of Alberto Burri's early works and see the deprivation of his life -- a young Italian doctor of the Fascist party, a POW in an American camp in a remote area of Texas.