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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Venini: Luce 1921-1985

The title of the exhibition just opened in Venice on the Island of San Giorgio, for the initiatives promoted by le Stanze del Vetro, highlights the close link between Venetian glassmaking and light: reflected, projected, diffused by lumiere and panels of various shapes and sizes. Symbolic icons of the exhibition are the imposing veil, from […]


Glass Jewelry from Prehistory to the Third Millennium (Glass Jewelry from Prehistory to the Third Millennium)

It was presented last September 15 at the Museo Civico Archeologico in Milan on the occasion of The Italian Glass Weeks running until September 28, 2022. Gioielli di Vetro dalla Preistoria al III Millennio (Glass Jewelry from Prehistory to the Third Millennium) edited by Bianca Cappello and Augusto Panini is not only an elegant volume […]


Into the Trees II, the exhibition in Rome by Setsuko, an internationally renowned artist

Setsuko, an internationally renowned Japanese painter, presents her exhibition Into the Trees II at the Gagosian gallery in Rome. The artist, who has lived in Rome for a long time and currently combines the tranquility of the mountain landscape in Switzerland with the liveliness of the Paris atelier in Astier de Villatte, where she creates […]


Support crafts: make a difference. Now also with voluntary donations

We have important plans for the coming year: to increase the number of young artisans to be trained, to strengthen scientific research and publishing activities, and to organize events that will allow art masters to have greater and greater visibility. Establish European-level partnerships to better and better promote Italian art crafts. Now you can help […]