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Fake Modigliani and more: can you trust exhibitions?

Fake Modigliani and more: can you trust exhibitions?

We all know how things went. An art exhibition presented as very prestigious: “Modigliani”, at the Palazzo Ducale in Genoa, but it is closed early because the painter’s experts denounce the presence of numerous fakes on display. The dubious works, 21 in total, are seized, and so begins the expertise procedure, the first results of which […]

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Extraordinary artworks on exhibition, but a lost opportunity aswell

Extraordinary artworks on exhibition, but a lost opportunity aswell

An astonishing sixteenth century Florentine school painting exhibition is currently on display at Palazzo Strozzi in Florence. Some of the masterpieces of Western art have been gathered for this occasion, including the massive altarpieces “Deposition from the cross” of Volterra (1521) by Rosso Fiorentino and “Deposition of Santa Felicita” (1525-1528) by Pontormo. Also on display e.g. the sculpture “River […]

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Elegance from the East: New Insights from Old Porcelain

Elegance from the East: New Insights from Old Porcelain

Art and Science are close in many ways. “Elegance from the East, insights from old porcelain” (Indianapolis Museum of Art, till 22nd October)  explores the popularity and variety of Chinese porcelain objects made for export to Western consumers in the 17th and 18th centuries. Chinese artists customized their traditional forms and decoration for European and American […]

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Modigliani real or fake?

Modigliani real or fake?

    The Genoa scandal or How to stop the never-ending sequel of false Modi’? Carlo Pepi, the renown Modigliani expert, on Facebook condemns “the indecent, unpunished proliferation of fakes” at the exhibition on Modigliani currently running in Genoa: “One third of the paintings is false” one can read on major national newspapers. The curator replied, “We […]

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Goya at Pontedera before taking the flight to the Hermitage!

Goya at Pontedera before taking the flight to the Hermitage!

From June 15th  to August 10th, the PALP (Palazzo Pretorio di Pontedera) will host the exhibition “Goya and Guido Reni. Art Treasures at the Palp”. Two intense self-portraits of Goya, one of 1771 and the other of 1782 will be shown to the public after years of specialist study, accompanied by the diagnostic campaign conducted by Art-Test. The scientific […]

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Art is Science 2016

Art is Science 2016

As usual by this time of the year, AIAr organizes a new edition of “Scienza e’ Arte”. And Art-Test takes part in one of the events. This time we will be in Paestum! The museum of the Archaeological Park hosted a particularly interesting exhibition entitled “Possession”. During the exhibition, AiAr, with its institutional partners and the companies in its network (among […]

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Analysing the Scapigliata by Leonardo

Analysing the Scapigliata by Leonardo

The wonderful “Female Head” of Leonardo, also known as “Scapigliata” or “Lady of disheveled hair” preserved at the National Gallery of Parma,  represented for Leonardo da Vinci a sort of manifesto of his status of excellent painter and, at the same time, a sort of a safe-conduct for his habit of not finishing his paintings, according to the […]

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Dolci: sweet name, icy brush

Dolci: sweet name, icy brush

Carlo Dolci a patient technique Carlo Dolci, said Carlino, a beloved and acclaimed artist by the critics of his time, considered the greatest Florentine painter of the seventeenth century, contended by European nobility (although he almost never left the Tuscan territory), is now back in the spotlight thanks to the monographic exhibition running until November […]

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When technique matters: extraordinary effects, extraordinary losses.

When technique matters: extraordinary effects, extraordinary losses.

Piero di Cosimo On show this summer in Florence the monographic exhibition “Piero di Cosimo eccentric painter between Renaissance and Mannerism” (Uffizi, until 27/9), following the one recently concluded at National Gallery of Art in Washington. Lent to Washington and now worth a visit in Florence, among others the extraordinary “Liberation of Andromeda“, as according […]

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