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Italian Art

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 ...

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 ...

New Caravaggio Drawings Discovered?

AP | FRANCES D'EMILIO | Posted 09.04.2012 | Arts

ROME — Two Italian art historians claim to have discovered as many as 100 works, most of them drawings, by a very young Caravaggio in a collecti...

2,500-Year-Old Work Of Art To Be Returned To Italy

AP | Posted 06.20.2012 | Arts

TOLEDO, Ohio -- The Toledo Museum of Art says it will return an ancient water jug to Italy that investigators believe was probably illegally dug up fr...

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 ...

Is It Really A Masterpiece?

AP | CAROLYN THOMPSON | Posted 12.25.2011 | Arts

BUFFALO, N.Y. — A possible 16th-century Michelangelo painting that hung for years in a local family's home is being displayed in Rome as part of...

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...

ART + TECHNOLOGY: Italian Masterpieces Just A Click Away

AP | ALESSANDRA RIZZO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

ROME — Imagine being so close to Botticelli's Venus that you can see the strands of her blond hair, the shades of pink in her cheeks, the cracks...

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.