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Paintings out of jail: the restoration of the paintings of Porto Azzurro.

Paintings out of jail: the restoration of the paintings of Porto Azzurro.

On the 9th of April, at SACI (www.saci.florence.edu) a symposium was held on the paintings belonging to the Church of San Giacomo Maggiore the Fort of Elba, now the chapel of the current penitentiary. The Symposium was an interesting opportunity to learn, thanks to the Superintendent of Pisa, Dott. Francesco D’Anselmo, the official Amedeo Mercurio and to Dr. […]

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An original Self Portrait

An original Self Portrait

Bought at auction as copy, it was confirmed original with the help of the diagnostic analyses performed by Art-Test Florence During the SACI Symposium “Recognizing original artworks”, the self-portrait of Johan Zoffany (1777) has been presented. It was sold at an auction as a copy and it has been recently restored. The artwork shows the […]

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International Symposium

International Symposium

“Is there a rule to affirm with certainty whether a fine painting was made by the hands of one or another master, and what is the safest way to set up your very good judgment?” wrote, centuries ago, Filippo Baldinucci, the Florentine art historian to his friend Vincenzo Capponi. The matter of attribution will be […]

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