WTI Magazine #78    2016 April 15Author : Giulia Carletti      Translation by:   Born as the most instinctual and – possibly – irrational response to 20th century scientific and technological innovations, Futurism was an artistic Italian movement celebrating the energy, speed, and power of the machine, thereby advocating the vitality of modern...

  WTI Magazine #63    2015 June, 27Author : Enrico De Iulis      Translation by:   A very interesting initiative began in Padua this month: the opening to the public of two historical headquarters of the University, two jewels of rationalist architecture and art from the early twentieth Italian century. The dean Giuseppe Zaccaria continues to pr...

  WTI Magazine #73    2015 November 27Author : Giulia Carletti      Translation by:   Both Romantic and Symbolist, the work of Gaetano Previati is part of that last Italian attempt to create an art of an aesthetic and ecstatic evasion from reality. Throughout the 19th century Italian art had turned more Realist, informed primarily by the French...

  WTI Magazine #53    2015 February, 6Author : Enrico De Iulis      Translation by:   This time the good news is worth double, not only for the opening of a new museum created in an almost unique place, but also for the city in which this is happening: Naples. A city that apparently remains motionless in the museum sector and that sometimes seem...

  WTI Magazine #31    2014 May, 22Author : Enrico De Iulis      Translation by:   Florence, like many other Italian cities, never ceases to amaze: not only because of the many famous works of art and places of culture, popular all around the world, but also for not well known sites, lesser-famous but still beautiful, unusual and secluded at the...

  WTI Magazine #80    2016 June 17Author : Enrico De Iulis      Translation by:   In the church of the "Gesuati" in Venice, in the Cannaregio area, there is one of the most interesting paintings of the lagoon: The Martyrdom of St. Lorenzo by Tiziano Vecellio. It is a monumental work which has recently undergone complete restoration on the occasi...

WTI Magazine #7    2013 Nov, 29Author : Enrico De Iulis      Translation by: Alessandra Bitetti   In 1606 Michelangelo Merisi, also known as Caravaggio, left Rome to go to Naples.Rome was no longer a safe place, due to a death sentence which hung over his head. He will never come back again in the capital city that...

  WTI Magazine #14    2014 Jan, 24Author : Enrico De Iulis      Translation by:   A major exhibition at the Triennale in Milan celebrates one of the greatest Italian designers of the twentieth century, Piero Fornasetti.     Born from a very wealthy Milanese family, Fornasetti shows in the early years of his career to be a very good and valid...

WTI Magazine #3    2013 Nov, 1 Author : Enrico De Iulis      Translation by:   The story of the painting of Vittore Carpaccio known as "courtesans" is somewhat emblematic and interesting because it is source of many misunderstandings and interpretations. In the nineteenth century, John Ruskin gave this table oil pai...

  WTI Magazine #24    2014 Apr, 04Author : Enrico De Iulis      Translation by:   No time like the Renaissance had an almost obsessive attention to the ideal city. The urbanization that has characterized the first phase of this cultural revolution, which will be later historiographically known just as "Renaissance", immediately led scholars of a...