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 become Blessed Giacomo da Ulma, according to a custom of conventual cenobia that, in medieval centuries, safeguarded and restored ancient glassmaking techniques. The major difficulty in the restoration, conducted (2017-2019) by Studio Fenice of Bologna, depended on the advanced state of corrosion of the weathered glass support and rusting of the metal structures. In addition to the conservative intervention of the entire cycle, targeted investigations were carried out to enable the best preservation of the work, which is the subject of recent scientific publications on the complex case history of interventions to ancient stained glass windows. The restoration of the chapel windows, carried out in several tranches, was recently concluded. Basilica of San Petronio, Bologna Visitors' entrance 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Underway is the Mini Master 2023 of “Una Scuola, un Lavoro. Percorsi di Eccellenza” (“One School, One Job. Paths of Excellence”) featuring 25 talented youngsters from all over Italy, gathered in Milan to attend ad hoc classes in Milan’s most prestigious schools and universities during the entire month of November. Once again Starhotels, hospitality partner […]
Al via i preparativi per la prossima edizione di Homo Faber, che avrà luogo dal 1 al 30 settembre 2024 a Venezia, presso la Fondazione Giorgio Cini. E torna anche Homo Faber in Città, progetto di Michelangelo Foundation for Creativity and Craftsmanship in partnership con Fondazione Cologni dei Mestieri d’Arte. Con Homo Faber in Città […]
More than a book a “still image” of 50 years of Milanese culture. It is the catalog Vetro, artisti e designer milanesi 1976-2023 (My Monkey editions), which followed the exhibition (Sept. 27-Oct. 25, 2023) held in Milan’s L’Originale space. It presents works by artists of different backgrounds, some of which have become icons of 20th-century […]
The exhibition creates a magical conjunction between the works of Ara Strack, a well-known French artist, and Neapolitan glass and wood artisans, in the evocative 16th-century cloister and evidence of industrial archaeology of Santa Caterina a Formiello, in the center of Naples. The installation of the large stained-glass window, at the center of the cloister, […]
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