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.
“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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]