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The Portrait of a Lady in Red: at the origins of Bronzino's portraiture

The Portrait of a Lady in Red: at the origins of Bronzino's portraiture

For a long time the scientific community has been wondering about the identity of the lady depicted in the Portrait of a Lady in Red, one of the masterpieces of the Städel Museum in Frankfurt. But it has also long wondered about the identity of ...
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Famous artists and their cats: 10 pictures of artists with their cats

Famous artists and their cats: 10 pictures of artists with their cats

In theart world, cats have always been a constant source of inspiration. These charming creatures, with their elegant bearing, graceful movements and enigmatic gazes, have always captured the imagination of artists of every age. But what makes the af...
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Will artificial intelligence replace art? The case of the two new works at MoMA New York.

Will artificial intelligence replace art? The case of the two new works at MoMA New York.

Once again we have witnessed the integration of artificial intelligence into the artistic landscape, with surprising results. On this occasion, two renowned contemporary digital artists, American Ian Cheng (Los Angeles, 1984) and Turkish Refik Anadol...
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Temples of Darkness: on the Neoclassicism of Étienne-Louis Boullée

Temples of Darkness: on the Neoclassicism of Étienne-Louis Boullée

On the eve of the French Revolution, before the fall of the heads of Marie Antoinette and Louis XVI, a desire for new moral values in society and in the various arts was felt throughout France. With the end of the Baroque style, for the artist the ne...
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Coccoina: story of a glue with elegant design and... scented

Coccoina: story of a glue with elegant design and... scented

Raise your hand if you, at least once in your life, perhaps as a child, have never tried to sniff a can of Coccoin. The almondy scent, similar to that of macaroons, to many will stir pleasant childhood memories related to the most famous school and o...
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Like a fairy tale. Elizabeth Farnese, the princess who became queen of Spain.

Like a fairy tale. Elizabeth Farnese, the princess who became queen of Spain.

A sweet, good-hearted, intelligent princess, but also strong-willed and determined: this is how we must imagine, at least according to the accounts of her contemporaries, the temperament of Elisabetta Farnese (Parma, 1692 - Aranjuez, 1766), princess ...
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A work that can be seen-just with a microscope. The Madonna and Child by Ignatius Muligin

A work that can be seen-just with a microscope. The Madonna and Child by Ignatius Muligin

The only known application of Galileo Galilei 's (Pisa, 1564 - Arcetri, 1642) microscope on a work of art concerns a work ... apparently unsuspected. Indeed, in the Diego Costantini Collection is preserved a Madonna and Child that, looking at it sup...
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And Jannik Sinner becomes a work of art. Simone Tribuiani painted the Melbourne feat.

And Jannik Sinner becomes a work of art. Simone Tribuiani painted the Melbourne feat.

Vittorio Sereni was convinced that passion for sports was a kind of grand allegory of life. And that the "soccer league cheer," as he, an avid Inter fan, called it, found its root in the overlap between the temperament of the fan and the "figure" tha...
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Lorenzo Lotto and those anti-heretical paintings that perhaps inspired Pellegrino Tibaldi

Lorenzo Lotto and those anti-heretical paintings that perhaps inspired Pellegrino Tibaldi

A snow-white and almost lunar arm attempts to grasp a hand beneath him: it is thearchangel Michael, shrouded in the divine glow of a cloud, seemingly in a last desperate and vain attempt to save the brazen morning star, still in human and harmonious ...
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Piero della Francesca's Resurrection in the pages of art history

Piero della Francesca's Resurrection in the pages of art history

At the eastern end of Tuscany, almost on the border withUmbria, nestled on the banks of the Tiber is the small town of Sansepolcro, a reality where art constitutes one of the primary reasons for attraction. Indeed, it is a land that has been the birt...
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Fendi's Baguette Bag: one bag, a thousand personalities

Fendi's Baguette Bag: one bag, a thousand personalities

Two Fs mirroring each other are now the unmistakable logo of one of the world's best-known Italian fashion houses, Fendi. Designed by Karl Lagerfeld, the historic creative director of the Roman fashion house's Women's collection from 1965 until his d...
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David Olère, the deported artist who painted the horror of Auschwitz

David Olère, the deported artist who painted the horror of Auschwitz

Art, together with literature and cinema, has told by bearing witness to one of the most terrible periods in history, one of the greatest tragedies ever of humanity: the horrors of the Holocaust, the persecution suffered by Jews under the racial laws...
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Gian Lorenzo Bernini's Apollo and Daphne, the most spectacular of the bourgeois groups

Gian Lorenzo Bernini's Apollo and Daphne, the most spectacular of the bourgeois groups

"He who loves and pursues the joys of fleeting beauty, fills his hand with foliage and plucks bitter berries." This is the couplet that can be read at the base ofApollo and Daphne, the masterpiece by Gian Lorenzo Bernini (Naples, 1598 - Rome, 1680) p...
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A monumental god at the Cinema Museum of Turin: the Moloch statue from Cabiria

A monumental god at the Cinema Museum of Turin: the Moloch statue from Cabiria

"Hate me, voracious creator who all begets and pines, insatiable hunger, hate me!" "Behold thee the purest flesh! Behold thee the mildest blood! Karthada gives thee thy flower." "Consume the sacrifice thyself in thy jaws of flame, O father and mother...
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When you discover great photographers by rummaging through old suitcases

When you discover great photographers by rummaging through old suitcases

Photography has a bizarre relationship with suitcases. Ever since the news of the discovery of Robert Capa's famous Mexican suitcase had a worldwide echo, I began to notice a repeated coincidence of fates between some hidden talents and their travel ...
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The whole story of the Moleskine notebook, a book to write and a story to tell

The whole story of the Moleskine notebook, a book to write and a story to tell

"'Do you mind if I use my notebook?' 'Go ahead.' I pulled a waxed cloth-covered notebook out of my pocket, fastened with a rubber band. 'Nice.' He commented. 'I used to buy them in Paris, but they don't make them anymore.' 'In Paris?' he repeated, ar...
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