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Milan: happy hour at Poldi Pezzoli Museum

18 April, 2020
In order to entice young people into visiting its rooms, the Poldi Pezzoli Museum in Milan has organised a series of cocktail parties during which young visitors will have the pleasure to stroll down its galleries with an aperitif in…

Lost Caravaggio painting possibly found by Italian art historian

14 April, 2020
A new Caravaggio painting may have been found; according to art historian Silvia Danesi Squarzina, Caravaggio painted a portrait of Saint Augustine which ended up in a private collection abroad. While delving into the Giustiniani archives - she told reporters…

Udine to host major exhibition on Giambattista Tiepolo

11 April, 2020
From 21 May to 31 October the city of Udine will host a major exhibition dedicated to Giambattista Tiepolo ‘s graphic work. The exhibition Giambattista Tiepolo tra scherzo e capriccio aims to shed a new and stronger light on one…

Caravaggio's Conversion of Paul (or Saul) on display in Milan

5 April, 2020
Our colleagues over at 02 blog told us about this amazing exhibition called Caravaggio a Milano or Caravaggio in Milan on display at Palazzo Marino in Milan until 14th December. Actually this exhibition consists of only one painting, The Conversion…

Leonardo's Mona Lisa inspired by literary images

1 April, 2020
Throughout the centuries, art historians have speculated over Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece Mona Lisa; the famous portrait with its rather enigmatic smile and mysterious landscape behind the sitter has always triggered the strangest conjectures; conjectures, mind you, without any firm…

Rome art exhibitions: Mario Schifano 1934-1998 at the Gnam

31 March, 2020
In order to commemorate Mario Schifano Rome will host an exhibition entirely dedicated to this great artist who died ten years ago: Mario Schifano 1934-1998 exhibition at the GNAM. Mario Schifano was a fiery painter who had little vocation for…

Caravaggio virtual exhibition in Milan

27 March, 2020
2010 is the year of Caravaggio in Italy, as the 400th anniversary of the famous Italian painter’s death is celebrated. The Caravaggio exhibition in Rome was a huge success and this time the Caravaggio fever is moving to Milan, virtually…

Florence Art Exhibitions: Giotto meets Giovanni da Milano

27 March, 2020
On the occasion of “Un anno ad arte” , A year in Art, Florence will host two very interesting art exhibitions; the first dedicated to Giotto, the second one to Giovanni da Milano. L’eredità di Giotto. Arte a Firenze 1340-1375…

Michelangelo's drawings on display in Amalfi

24 March, 2020
The town of Amalfi is hosting until 22 November an art exhibition devoted to Michelangelo, one of the greatest geniuses of the Renaissance period. At the Antichi Arsenali della Repubblica, visitors will have the unique opportunity to see six drawings…

A new Ridolfo Ghirlandaio masterpiece found in Florence

22 March, 2020
A lost masterpiece by Domenico Ghirlandaio’s son Ridolfo was found in a dusty warehouse and restored to its pristine beauty by a team of skilled restoration experts guided by Sabrina Cassi and Gianmaria Scenini. This “new work” depicting the Madonna…

Futurist masterpieces on display in Parma

17 March, 2020
From 6 September to 8 December, the city of Parma will become the capital of the Futurist art and this is thanks to an art exhibition called Futurismo! Da Boccioni all’Aeropittura or Futurism: from Boccioni to Aerial Painting and which…