Publications

Rape of the Sabines: a 4,10 m tall bozzetto!

Rape of the Sabines: a 4,10 m tall bozzetto!

It is not, and it was not, a common practice to make full size models for statues. But apparently Giambologna (Jean de Boulogne), at the time of this commission for Piazza della Signoria in Florence, was best known for “small” things, and he wanted to immediately silence who did not trust his abilities to work […]

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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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No Photoshop, thanks! WIFS 2015

No Photoshop, thanks! WIFS 2015

  During the “7th IEEE International Workshop on Information Forensics and Security (WIFS) 2015″, on November 19, a paper by L.Pronti, P. Ferrara, F.Uccheddu, A. Pelagotti and A.Piva entitled “Identification of pictorial materials by means of optimized multispectral reflectance image processing.” will be presented. The work relates to the analysis of the limits and the […]

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Goya: positive test

Goya: positive test

Recently published by Etgraphiae, the relevant book “Goya through his self-portraits” by Paolo Erasto Mangiante, already author of the fundamental book “Goya and Italy” (Palombi Editore). In his latest book the author provides a new interpretation of the many self-portraits by Goya, identifying five categories, and through them tracing the often dramatic events of the life of the Aragonese […]

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