A giant wooden sculpture of a dragon has emerged from a north Italian forest devastated by Storm Vaia three years ago. The winged dragon, described as the largest of its kind in Europe, was created by Venetian sculptor Marco Martalar and has taken social media by storm. The majestic sculpture, located in the Lavarone in the Trento region, is a trib...

Every year in November, Turin goes into contemporary art overdrive with a number of exhibitions ranging from Artissima — and its edgier cousin Paratissima — to Luci d’Artista, creative light art installations that are much more than just Christmas lights. Actually, they aren’t Christmas lights at all, so we’re told. It has to be said, the themes ar...

Look up! You might just notice an ornamental architectural fixture crafted by noted sculptor Corrado Parducci, who completed 13 installations in the Lansing area during the ’30s, ’50s and ’60s in Lansing. Parducci’s work can be seen at Michigan Bell, on the campus of Michigan State University, the Capitol Area District Library downtown main branch,...

The holidays are happening at the Carnegie Museum of Art where many families make an annual pilgrimage to see the holiday trees and the 250-year-old Italian nativity called the Presepio. Every Saturday afternoon through December 18, the Museum has live concerts among the trees, and if you want to learn more about the Precepio, there are drop-in “ar...

Rome celebrates the 150th anniversary of the birth of the Italian painter and Futurist master Giacomo Balla by opening his former home to the public for the first time, after being closed up for 30 years. Casa Balla, the painter's kaleidoscopic vision of art and colour on Via Oslavia, opened in June with visits up to November. Due to popular demand...

The appeal of Made-in-Italy design in an expression of the Genius and Ingenuity of our Country constitute the core of the experience at the Italy Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai thanks to the Italian Genius exhibition which was opened at the presence of the Minister of Economic Development Giancarlo Giorgetti in the Short Stories Section of the exhibit...

The Mole Antonelliana is Turin’s architectural landmark. At first, it was conceived as a synagogue, but the Municipality of Turin bought it and transformed it into a monument of national unity. Alessandro Antonelli is the planner and architect of the historic building. According to historical records, its construction lasted between 1863 and 1889 a...

The capital of the Middle Ages, Gradara, pays tribute to the figure of Francesca da Rimini and her cursed love with Paolo Malatesta through the artistic and contemporary expression of street art. Gradara: the capital of the Middle Ages As we have already told you in a previous article, Gradara is a medieval village in Pesaro - Urbino. It is part of...

Milan is a colourful open-air museum: without inside of course, but with thousands of walls housing Italy's most avant-garde street artworks. From the city centre to the outskirts, graffiti art creates unforgettable urban itineraries. Following the footsteps of other international metropolises such as New York, Berlin, Buenos Aires, Melbour...

When pressed on his fascination with trees, the architect Stefano Boeri is prone to nostalgia. ”When I was a kid, I used to quote a novel written by an Italian writer, Italo Calvino, called ‘The Baron in the Trees’. It was the story of a young duke who decided, when he was 12, to abandon his family and spend the rest of his life living on the branc...