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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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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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AN ARTICLE ON CARAVAGGIO OR NOT CARAVAGGIO?

AN ARTICLE ON CARAVAGGIO OR NOT CARAVAGGIO?

For Art-Test, the Aiar appointment is double. If you have missed the interesting workshop on Caravaggio last April in Empoli, you can take the opportunity to see the work of Art-Test in conjunction with S.T. Art-Test entitled “Caravaggio or not Caravaggio? Preliminary scientific evidence for the attribution of the St. John the Baptist of Empoli […]

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MADE IN CHINA: GENUINE OR FAKE?

MADE IN CHINA: GENUINE OR FAKE?

Chinese porcelain is one of the great protagonists of the art market in recent years; but how do you prove that such pieces are worthy a relevant investment and are not fake? Experience has taught that for great quality imitations, the traditional authentication methods based on the study of style, decoration, materials and trademarks, often proved to […]

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Art and(is) Science

Art and(is) Science

We are happy to invite you to “Sotto-sopra, quando le indagini rivoluzionano la conoscenza di un’opera d’arte!” : an event conceived by S.T.Art-Test  and Art-test, and organized in collaboration with the Gallery of Modern Art and the Culture Department of the City of Palermo, and the “Youth Committee: Sicily region – Italian National Commission for […]

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Art and(is) Science: together again

Art and(is) Science: together again

Preparations are underway for the second edition and Art and(is) Science! Following the success of last year, Aiar (Italian Association of Archaeometry) organizes for the first weekend of November, together with the initiative of Mibact “A Sunday at the Museum”, a new national meeting entirely dedicated to the interaction between art and science, culture, society […]

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“The great beauty” for the TECHNART 2015 Conference.

“The great beauty” for the TECHNART 2015 Conference.

 Researchers from more than 50 nations met in Catania debating on advanced diagnostics for the works of art. Different approaches to diagnostics and conservation of artworks, and new analytical methodologies were presented during a 3 day high level scientific international conference taking place in Sicily. These new devices mainly address the non-invasive study of original, […]

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Technart, the Italian edition.

Technart, the Italian edition.

The 2015 edition of Technart: the biennial international conference for the promotion and the meeting of experts of science applied to cultural heritage is approaching. The event, organized by Southern National Laboratories of the National Institute of Nuclear Physics, the Istituto per i Beni Archeologici e Monumentali and the University of Catania (Department of Chemistry) […]

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