The Etruscans: a fascinating journey through the preciousness of craftsmanship

The Etruscans. Journey Through the Lands of the Rasna exhibition set up in the rooms of the Civic Archaeological Museum of Bologna until May 24, 2020, retraces the different phases of that civilization between the ninth and first century BC, following an articulated path from southern Italy, Umbria, Tuscany to the Po Valley. Differences emerge, but the inventiveness and refinement of the craftsmen, creators of dynamic bronzes, lively polychrome colours placed on canopies, to transcend the funerary use, or even elaborate wooden furnishings, is homogeneous. A particular charm comes from the silver gold jewels: hair clips, hair clips and refined earrings in amber and gold with a geometric shape. The creative irony is evident in objects such as the hand shaped poker. Following the exhibition itinerary, it is easy to understand how Etruscan artefacts were so evocative of the craftsmen of the following centuries, attracted by the goldsmith's technique of granulation and filigree or even by the harmony of dry lines which, after centuries, were taken up by art deco.      

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100 years of glass: Nason Moretti of Murano

An exhibition celebrating the prestigious milestone reached by the Murano glassworks Nason Moretti, which was started in 1923, is underway at the Murano Glass Museum. Since its inception, the furnace turned special attention to glass for the table, characterized by intense colors. Glassware, which became icons of 20th-century glass art, is presented, such as the […]

18/05/2023 - 06/01/2024


Museo Ginori in Doccia is online

The Ginori Museum, which as of 2019 is part of the “Fondazione Museo Archivio Richard Ginori della Manifattura di Doccia,” is still closed to the public, but can be seen online, (museoginori.org), because it “already has so many stories to tell,” not only as a place that preserves a vast artistic and archival heritage, but […]


The restoration of the stained glass window with the Risen Christ in the Basilica of San Petronio in Bologna

The rose window, the upper part of the large four-light window in the Chapel of Santa Croce, in the Bolognese basilica was made between 1464 and 1466. The preparatory cartoons were made by the painter Michele di Matteo and the stained-glass window executed by the master glassmaker and German Dominican friar Jacob Griesigner, later to […]


La Grande Bellezza by Starhotels at Artigianato e Palazzo

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