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    A portrait by Caravaggio?

    Brazil welcomed the exhibition “Caravaggio and his followers: confirmations and problems” with extraordinary enthusiasm. The exhibition included 6 canvases painted by the Maestro and 14 works by the “Caravaggeschi”. The intent of the exhibition was also to update the panorama of studies on Caravaggio and his followers. In the rich catalog of the exhibition, for […]

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    The sophistication of Filippino

    The Nerli altarpiece by Filippino Lippi (1457-1504), a magnificent panel still in the original location selected for it by the client Tanai de ‘Nerli -who is portrayed in the painting together with his wife Nanna- was restored by the talented Anna Teresa Monti. A detail of the IR Scanner reflectography of the Pala Nerli The […]

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    Protecting Bologna since centuries

    After two years during which it was studied and restored, on May 4, 2013, the venerated image of the Madonna Di San Luca, patron saint of the city of Bologna, was carried in procession and hosted for a week in Bologna’s cathedral. The study of the icon was initiated for noble cause, namely for the […]

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    Under disguise

    A supposed Mary Magdalen turned out, thanks to diagnostics and restoration, to be the portrait of a young noble woman After the restoration When thinking about the works of Giovanni di Battista di Iacopo, known as Rosso Fiorentino, you think of grotesque figures, occasionally having an almost demonic appearance. Figures completely deprived of those refined […]

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    Vasari in Bosco Marengo

    In the mid-sixteenth century, when he was still a cardinal, the future Pope Pius V decided to found a Dominican convent in his native town, Bosco Marengo, a small town near Alessandria, hitherto poor and absolutely unknown. Not only that, a few months after his ascent to the papal throne, in the summer of 1566, […]

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    Seven Acts of Mercy by Caravaggio: a superb experience

    Caravaggio escapes from Rome on 28 May, with the accusation of having killed Ranuccio Tommasoni and arrives on 6 October 1606 in Naples, where he immediately receives prestigious commissions, including the painting depicting the “Seven Works of Mercy” for the church of the then new brotherhood of the Pio Monte della Misericordia, where it is […]