At Palazzo Strozzi, the exhibition Verrocchio, Master of Leonardo(open until 14 July 2019) presents the Winged Boy with Dolphin (1470-1475). The small bronze statue, preserved in the Florentine Civic Museums, has been carefully restored, with the support of the American “Friends of Florence” Foundation, to remove traces of limescale due to the sculpture’s having been for centuries part of a fountain, first in the Villa di Careggi then in Palazzo Vecchio, but also to remove of layers of patina and veiling due to previous restorations. The delicate intervention allowed new investigations to be conducted into the technique used by the artist in the preparation of the raw materials and in the casting. The work, commissioned by Lorenzo il Magnifico, has regained all its original beauty but also the spontaneity of the putto, poised on a stone, playing with a large fish, confirming that in the art of Verrocchio, sculptor and goldsmith, the elements of classical derivation were combined with Renaissance innovations.
unascuolaunlavoro.it, the new website of the project “One School, One Job. Pathways to Excellence” online from September 5, 2022. A new look, lots of new content. Throughout the month, and until September 30, Schools will be able to enter applications from students competing in the Fondazione Cologni call for applications. With “One School, One Job. […]
Launching for the ninth consecutive year is the “Mestieri d’arte e Bellezza italiana” lecture at the Milan Polytechnic, offered among the design faculty’s elective courses and sponsored by the Fondazione Italia Patria della Bellezza. The lectures, taught by Alberto Cavalli, director general of the Fondazione Cologni dei Mestieri d’Arte, present beauty as a true genetic […]
On Tuesday, September 20, during the XXII edition of the CHI È CHI AWARDS – FASHION COMMUNITY AWARDS, Alberto Cavalli, general manager of Fondazione Cologni and executive director of Michelangelo Foundation for Creativity and Craftsmanship, received at Palazzo Marino the social award as curator of the Homo Faber 2022 event that, in an international setting, […]
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 […]