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Chromatic surprises in Florence Cathedral

The restoration (2021-2022) of the Madonna and Child with Adoring Angels, a marble sculpture attributed to Zanobi di Bartolo and Simone Talenti dated between 1359 and 1360, which stands on the Cornacchini door in the north side of Santa Maria del Fiore, revealed unexpected coloring. Under deposits of dirt of various kinds and textural decay, the damask decoration of the Child's robe, the color of an eye and shades between blue and green inside the Virgin's mantle, red on the outside and ivory in the robe of an angel emerged. In the 14th century, it was not uncommon to use colors on marble works that embellished sculptures and reflected luminous gleams on white, green and pink marble, mosaics and the red terracotta pavement of the square. The restoration has, thus, unearthed traces of a "colored city" whose real memory had been lost. 9. Detail of the Child, Porta dei Cornacchini, Florence Cathedral. Courtesy: Opera di Santa Maria del Fiore, photo Antonio Quattrone 10. Detail of the Child's robe, Porta dei Cornacchini, Florence Cathedral. Courtesy: Opera di Santa Maria del Fiore, photo Antonio Quattrone

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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 […]