Seven Acts of Mercy by Caravaggio: a superb experience

Seven Acts of Mercy by Caravaggio: a superb experience

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...
Ligozzi: wonders of an expanding world

Ligozzi: wonders of an expanding world

Ligozzi: wonders of an expanding world In 1577, Ligozzi was called to Florence by Francesco I Medici, a despotic Grand Duke with refined tastes, son-in-law of Ferdinand I of Habsburg, emperor of the Holy Roman Empire. In Florence, despite the Renaissance cycle being...
El Greco: new attribution at the Uffizi

El Greco: new attribution at the Uffizi

El Greco: new attribution at the Uffizi When the painting “St. John the Evangelist and St. Francis of Assisi” entered the Uffizi collection as part of a donation,  it was assumed to be a copy executed by the workshop or by disciples of El Greco. Indeed only a few...
Giambologna’s Rape of the Sabines

Giambologna’s Rape of the Sabines

Giambologna’s Rape of the Sabines The diagnostics performed on the ‘Ratto delle Sabine’ by Giambologna, at the Galleria dell’Accademia, in Florence, required many skills, since, among others, Xray, UltraSound and Geo-Radar methodologies were employed (with the...
Caravaggio: a copy? Multilayer shows it’s original!

Caravaggio: a copy? Multilayer shows it’s original!

Caravaggio: a copy? Multilayer shows it’s original! The painting, which is owned by a private collector, was originally thought to be a copy of Caravaggio’s St. Jerome Writing (composed between 1607 and 1608), which is in the Oratory of St. John’s Co-Cathedral...