The Church of Sant'Agostino in Piacenza, in Emilia Romagna, an impressive sixteenth-century building designed by Bernardino Panizzari and overlooking the "Stradone Farnese" of the city, rises to a new life under the banner of contemporary art. Owned by the State Property Office, the church, which was deconsecrated until the 1980s, has been used for...

In Verona, restoration work on the “Allegorie di Verona, Rovigo and Trento by Bernardino India, one of the greatest Veronese artists of the sixteenth century, has been completed. The work is in the Museum of frescoes at the Tomb of Juliet and comes from a cycle of frescoes painted in 1555 on the southern facade of the Palazzo Fiorio della Seta, com...

Pietro Sedda is an artist who boasts several records: to have become the first Italian tattoo artist of world renown, to have crossed the border of his work thanks to his art, to have landed in a museum for his first anthological exhibition and to have worked with luxury brands for capsule collections. Pietro grew up in Oristano, in Sardinia; he gr...

Two important acquisitions made by the Frick Collection in New York concerning the Roman silversmith and sculptor Luigi Valadier, namely the handwritten register containing the description of the works existing in the Valadier workshop compiled in 1810 and a vase in red marble mounted in gilded silver, gave the idea to the director of the Museum, I...

The exhibition "Verrocchio, Leonardo's master" is currently drawing to a close in Palazzo Strozzi, with a section at the Museo Nazionale del Bargello, in Florence. The exhibition brings together for the first time extraordinary masterpieces by Andrea del Verrocchio, one of the greatest masters of the fifteenth century, in close confrontation with c...

In the ranks of Roman street artists who have recently moved from the Italian Capital city to clients all over the world, Hitnes is certainly one of the most representative and convincing expressions. Born in 1982 and active as a writer since the mid-1990s, this artist becomes over time an excellent illustrator, making his way especially in the rei...

Below the sacristy of the Cathedral in Gemona, a town in Friuli Venezia Giulia, near the splendid Cividale del Friuli, a few metres from a door of the ancient city walls, an underground complex was opened to the public in March, hidden for centuries between the foundations of the church: a discovery that surprised archaeologists and amazed the inha...

In Siena, at the Museum of Santa Maria della Scala, is set up the exhibition “Una città ideale. Dürer, Altdorfer e i Maestri Nordici della Collezione Spannocchi a Siena” (An ideal city. Dürer, Altdorfer and the Nordic Masters of the Spannocchi Collection in Siena). The exhibition presents works from the Pinacoteca Nazionale in Siena, the Museo Civi...

One of the most interesting discoveries of the year could be the one announced at the Opera di Santa Croce in Florence following the restoration of Christ meeting Veronica on the Way to Calvary, an altarpiece made by Giorgio Vasari in 1572. The restoration of Michelangelo's altarpiece and monumental tomb are being restored, due to the damage caused...

“One day, around the summer of 1921, Vinicio Paladini came to propose to Balla, a completely futuristic decoration work: it was a matter of decorating a night club in Via Milano in Rome". With these words Elica Balla described the genesis of Bal Tic Tac, the first futurist cabaret inaugurated by Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, and whose wall paintings w...