Italy-England 3-4

Italy-England 3-4

new anti money laundering rules In 2018, the 5th European anti-money laundering directive was introduced. The intent of European Union is always to combat money laundering in all areas, including the art market. In the last year and a half it has been as if the world...
Becoming famous

Becoming famous

10 December On 10 December 1506, the rich Arte di Calimala commissioned Giovan Francesco Rustici to produce the bronze group of the Sermon of the Baptist, to renew the appearance of the Florence Baptistery and replace the marble group by Tino di Camaino on the north...
A new way of making art

A new way of making art

2 December In 1824 Mr Chevreul is entrusted with the task of relaunching the historic Gobelins factory, after customers complained that the colours were dull and unattractive. Chevreul begins to study and realizes that the colours used by the Gobelins are the same as...
How many pigments are associated with a painter’s name?

How many pigments are associated with a painter’s name?

9 December There are pigments linked with the place of production, such as Sienna Earth, or to where they were used, such as the Pompeian Red, or the Delft Blue. But Van Dyck is the only painter who has a pigment all to himself: the VanDyke brown. Yet his paintings...
Santi di Tito? Never heard!

Santi di Tito? Never heard!

5 December Probabilmente la prima risposta di molti. Eppure sicuramente conoscete almeno uno dei suoi dipinti. Perché fu molto prolifico e pure molto bravo. Lo ammirava Vasari (che lo menzionò ancora vivente) e in fondo lo stimava anche Tiziano che lo aveva...