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A book to illustrate the preciousness of the Limoges Enamel Triptychs at the National Museum of the Bargello in Florence

The extensive collection of works of decorative art donated by French collector Louis Carrand (1827-1888) to the Bargello Museum in 1888 includes 140 delicate Limoges enamels: works of refined beauty and extreme fragility, so much so that they required constant monitoring by the Opificio delle Pietre Dure. The three triptychs on copper were restored, studied and then placed in a suitable micro-conditioned display case equipped with chemically inert supports. The volume illustrates the history of the masterpieces from the art-historical context in which Jean-Baptiste and Louis Carrand worked and the collecting passion in the 19th century for enamels made in France at the beginning of the 16th century, the exchange relations with Italy, and Leonardo da Vinci's interest in enamel art with iconographic comparisons and detailed charts. A section describes the stages of restoration, material analysis, execution technique, different state of degradation, and specific conservation interventions appropriate to the different problems of the works. Trittici in smalto di Limoges. Tre capolavori della collezione Carrand, curated by Ilaria Ciseri, Riccardo Gennaioli, ssay and fact sheets by Paola Venturelli, Officina Libraria, Roma 2022

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Wellmade participates in Bergamo Brescia Capital of Culture 2023

“Discovering Italian savoir-faire and artistic craftsmanship”, Wellmade’s itinerary among the artisan workshops in the centre of Bergamo, scheduled for Saturday 28 January from 10 a.m. to about 5 p.m., is part of the programme “La città in festa”, the inaugural days of Bergamo Brescia Capitale Italiana della Cultura, coordinated by the Department of Culture with […]

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“Bahuaus Barocco”: only a few places still available!

A free course for the creation of the Palazzo Litta brand: enrolment is open until Saturday 4 February for the “Bauhaus Barocco” workshop, devised for the MiC Lombardy Regional Secretariat and entrusted to the CorsiArte training body with the collaboration of Chiara Gatti, art historian, journalist and CorsiArte lecturer, and the scientific care of the […]

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DoppiaFirma and Homo Faber, two examples that become models

On the occasion of the presentation of the programme for Elefsina European Capital of Culture 2023, the Greek Deputy Minister of Culture, Nicholas Yatromanolakis, mentions: ‘We want to do something similar to the Italian projects of DoppiaFirma and Homo Faber, opening a hub. Among the many opportunities for the cultural, but also economic and social […]

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Sustainability at your fingertips

Fifteen bags, part of the collection of the Domenico Michelucci Civic Museum of Straw and weaving in Signa, others donated or offered on temporary loan by private individuals, are the protagonists of the exhibition Sustainability at your fingertips. These are objects, together with hats, that distinguish the production of Signa and its territory, made of […]