Interviews - Finestre sull'Arte


Martin Kemp: Leonardo da Vinci fascinates us because he went beyond convention

Martin Kemp: Leonardo da Vinci fascinates us because he went beyond convention

Last Feb. 15, the Leonardo3 Museum in Milan opened a new interactive wall that brings together, on a large screen, all of Leonardo da Vinci's paintings, which can be viewed and explored in depth. For theoccasion, Professor Martin Kemp, a British art ...
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Stefania Pandakovic (Il Ponte auction house): Antiquarian book market grows in Italy

Stefania Pandakovic (Il Ponte auction house): Antiquarian book market grows in Italy

The auction house Il Ponte will put up for sale in a few days an extraordinary Renaissance manuscript: the Codex Santini, a piece of exceptional importance, the only one of the period to deal with the subject of machinatio remaining in private hands....
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Giuliano Dal Molin: art as an attempt to go beyond the image

Giuliano Dal Molin: art as an attempt to go beyond the image

Julian Dal Molin was born in Schio (Vicenza) in 1960; he lives and works in San Vito di Leguzzano (VI). Dal Molin's path of training and experimentation led him to approach modern and contemporary art to identify his own working direction in 1987. Hi...
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We want to be activators of culture&. Sabrina Bianchi, head of culture at BPER, speaks.

We want to be activators of culture&. Sabrina Bianchi, head of culture at BPER, speaks.

In 2017, La Galleria BPER Banca in Modena opened its exhibition space to the public: it has so far held as many as 18 exhibitions that aim to present the otherwise inaccessible works from its collection by important artists, including Antonio Ligabue...
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An artist dreams of matter and goes to the bottom of things. Conversation with Laura Patacchia

An artist dreams of matter and goes to the bottom of things. Conversation with Laura Patacchia

Laura Patacchia was born in Terni in 1974, she attended the Pietro Vannucci Academy of Fine Arts in Perugia, in 1999 she graduated in Painting, also in 1999 she attended the Chair of Painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bilbao following the course...
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Vladimir Kartashov, the Russian artist who brings his cyberbaroque to La Scala in Milan. The interview

Vladimir Kartashov, the Russian artist who brings his cyberbaroque to La Scala in Milan. The interview

From Russia to Italy, where he immediately made his mark despite his very young age: we are talking about Vladimir Kartashov, a Russian artist born in 1997 in Novosibirsk, Siberia. He moved very young to the far east of Siberia, to Magadan, growing u...
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Hostile to style. Mario Consiglio's art as told by him

Hostile to style. Mario Consiglio's art as told by him

Born in Maglie (Lecce) in 1968, Mario Consiglio, an Umbrian artist, lives and works between Berlin and Perugia. He made his debut towards the end of the 1980s and then fine-tuned his own language, working with various techniques and experimenting a l...
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The Uffizi according to Eike Schmidt. End-of-term mega-interview with German director.

The Uffizi according to Eike Schmidt. End-of-term mega-interview with German director.

Eike Schmidt, director of the Uffizi, will leave after eight years the museum he has directed since 2015. Schmidt, a German from Freiburg im Breisgau, born in 1968, is among the first cohort of directors of autonomous institutes created under the 201...
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Why Morandi is one of Italy's greatest artists. Interview with Maria Cristina Bandera

Why Morandi is one of Italy's greatest artists. Interview with Maria Cristina Bandera

Until Feb. 4, 2024, Palazzo Reale in Milan is hosting the exhibition Morandi 1890 - 1964, one of the most comprehensive shows ever dedicated to one of the greatest Italian artists of the 20th century, Giorgio Morandi (Bologna, 1890 - 1964). The exhib...
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Interview with Peter Campus: I do video art, but I feel I am part of the painting tradition

Interview with Peter Campus: I do video art, but I feel I am part of the painting tradition

Until Dec. 6, 2023, Peter Campus (New York, 1937), one of the fathers of video art and among the most significant exponents of this expressive form ever, is the protagonist of the solo exhibition Myoptiks held at the Carlocinque Gallery in Milan (all...
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Rediscovering Bona de Mandiargues, an important surrealist whose story has never been reconstructed

Rediscovering Bona de Mandiargues, an important surrealist whose story has never been reconstructed

When one speaks of Surrealist women, one thinks of Leonora Carrington, Meret Oppenheim, Dora Maar, Remedios Varo, but among them there is another, Bona de Mandiargues (Rome, 1926 - Paris, 2000), whose singular story has never previously been reconstr...
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The artist feels about his responsibilities. Conversation with Arianna Giorgi

The artist feels about his responsibilities. Conversation with Arianna Giorgi

Arianna Giorgi (Milan, 1965) is a visual artist born in Milan where she has lived, worked and exhibited since the late 1980s. She studied at the Brera Academy and then, after a brief period in Paris, continued her training in the 1990s in the context...
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Interview with Patrizio Roversi: Quality tourism? It is the one that creates relationships

Interview with Patrizio Roversi: Quality tourism? It is the one that creates relationships

The tourist who "enjoys" is the goal to be achieved to avoid a massification of tourism. This is what Patrizio Roversi, one of the two "Tourists by Chance" who with Syusy Blady gave birth to the RAI program of the same name in the early 1990s (from 1...
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Art galleries? We want to make them a pillar of contemporary culture

Art galleries? We want to make them a pillar of contemporary culture

From September 14 to 17, Madrid will host the fourteenth edition of the major annual event "Opening Madrid Gallery Weekend," sponsored by the Arte Madrid association: more than fifty modern and contemporary art galleries will be open to everyone free...
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Alessandra Guerrini (National Museums Genoa): completely untether museums from superintendencies

Alessandra Guerrini (National Museums Genoa): completely untether museums from superintendencies

It is one of the largest seventeenth- and eighteenth-century architectural complexes in Genoa, with reception halls complete with frescoes, stuccoes, paintings, sculptures, furniture and furnishings that belonged to the noble and royal families who i...
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Long interview with the Patriarch of Venice: ticket or closed number? It means musealizing the city

Long interview with the Patriarch of Venice: ticket or closed number? It means musealizing the city

The problems of Venice as seen from the eye of the main point of reference of the Catholic community in the lagoon city: the Patriarch of Venice, Monsignor Francis Moraglia (Genoa, 1953), who has held the Patriarchate since January 31, 2012. A dialog...
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