Interviews - Finestre sull'Arte


The great photographer Giovanna Dal Magro tells her story. It's five photographers in one

The great photographer Giovanna Dal Magro tells her story. It's five photographers in one

When we begin to grow up we are often instructed to draw one straight line and slavishly follow it containing any smears, second thoughts or deviations. We are taught that we can be one thing and one thing only if we plan to take part in the world of...
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We must know how to manage our beauty. Interview with Archbishop Betori of Florence

We must know how to manage our beauty. Interview with Archbishop Betori of Florence

A long and exclusive interview with the archbishop of Florence, Cardinal Giuseppe Betori, on several topics. We begin by talking about the relationship between art and faith: are we able today to recognize the fact that so many masterpieces are sacre...
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Inquiry into museum reform, part 2. Paolo Giulierini speaks

Inquiry into museum reform, part 2. Paolo Giulierini speaks

"We can say that MANN has never been so great." This was stated by the director of the National Archaeological Museum of Naples, Paolo Giulierini. The reference, out of metaphor, is precisely to the construction sites, from the "historic opening" on ...
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About the display cases for the Trajan Column. Bruno Zanardi speaks

About the display cases for the Trajan Column. Bruno Zanardi speaks

Last week, on the occasion of Christmas in Rome, Italia Nostra appealed to institutions to protect Trajan's Column and the Column of Marcus Aurelius with glass cases to halt the process of degradation they are undergoing: the appeal came following th...
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Veneto Museums: challenges and satisfactions at the Treviso and Verona sites. Chiara Matteazzi speaks.

Veneto Museums: challenges and satisfactions at the Treviso and Verona sites. Chiara Matteazzi speaks.

The Museums of Veneto have recently seen two major construction sites, in Verona and Treviso, the new National Archaeological Museum and the new National Museum Collezione Salce, respectively, which Chiara Matteazzi (Este, 1973), an architect in the ...
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Drawing is bare sculpture. Conversation with Riccardo Gemma

Drawing is bare sculpture. Conversation with Riccardo Gemma

A conversation with Riccardo Gemma (Rome, 1963), a graphic designer and illustrator who talks to us about his art. After art high school he graduated from the IED, as a graphic designer he works freelance, mainly in publishing for contemporary art. H...
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I believe in slow, thoughtful, constructed and poetic photography. Interview with Mario Cresci

I believe in slow, thoughtful, constructed and poetic photography. Interview with Mario Cresci

Until June 18, 2023 at the Gamba Castle - Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of the Aosta Valley, the exhibition Mon cher Abbé Bionaz! Mario Cresci a photographer for the Aosta Valley, curated by Luca Fiore and produced by Le Macchine Effim...
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Tiepolo's invisible frescoes at Palazzo Labia. Interview with Bruno Zanardi

Tiepolo's invisible frescoes at Palazzo Labia. Interview with Bruno Zanardi

In recent days I am in Venice. Immediately I go to Palazzo Labia where for many years I have been trying in vain to get in to see the "Stories of Antony and Cleopatra" frescoed by Tiepolo in the Salone delle Feste between 1746 and 1747. Palazzo Labia...
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Laura Casalis (Franco Maria Ricci): this is how FMR magazine was reborn.

Laura Casalis (Franco Maria Ricci): this is how FMR magazine was reborn.

The historic FMR magazine, founded in 1982, returned to publication in December 2021 after a long period of stop. After the first year of the "new" FMR, we spoke with Laura Casalis, editor-in-chief of the magazine and a work and life companion of the...
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Masaccio in Milan, here's how he dialogues with the Diocesan Museum's gold funds. Nadia Righi speaks

Masaccio in Milan, here's how he dialogues with the Diocesan Museum's gold funds. Nadia Righi speaks

Until May 7, 2023, the Crucifixion by Masaccio (San Giovanni Valdarno, 1401 - Rome, 1428) from the Capodimonte Museum in Naples is on its way to Milan, to the Museo Diocesano "Carlo Maria Martini ." A real exhibition itinerary has been designed aroun...
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Inquiry into museum reform, part 1. Cecilie Hollberg and James Bradburne speak

Inquiry into museum reform, part 1. Cecilie Hollberg and James Bradburne speak

"Human resource management is the biggest weakness of the reform," per James Bradburne. "The director of an autonomous museum is a 'pseudo-employer' who, however, does not make decisions": who is convinced of this is Cecilie Hollberg. With the double...
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Old towns and contemporary architecture. A 1992 conversation with Renzo Piano

Old towns and contemporary architecture. A 1992 conversation with Renzo Piano

This interview was published in November 1993 in Il Giornale dell'Arte. I meet Renzo Piano in his city studio in the heart of Genoa. It is a buzzing beehive of busy people from whose windows one can see the Romanesque black-and-white horizontally sl...
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Futurism is an avant-garde that is still relevant, revolutionary and free. Simona Bartolena Speaks

Futurism is an avant-garde that is still relevant, revolutionary and free. Simona Bartolena Speaks

The Futuristsexhibition opened at the Palazzo delle Paure in Lecco on March 18 .A Generation in the Avant-Garde, running until June 18, 2023, where works by the movement's leading exponents will be on display. We asked curator Simona Bartolena to tel...
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Vittorio Sgarbi speaks: We need to create a catalog of ancient goods in private hands

Vittorio Sgarbi speaks: We need to create a catalog of ancient goods in private hands

A catalog of antique goods, dating from before 1920, in the possession of private individuals: this is Vittorio Sgarbi's idea to make the market more agile and free both the state and dealers and collectors from the current notification system. Accor...
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A decorating artist: interview with Filippo Perego, dean of interior decorators

A decorating artist: interview with Filippo Perego, dean of interior decorators

A life spent furnishing the homes of Italians with taste and passion: Count Filippo Perego di Cremnago (Milan, 1930), one of the first and most important interior decorators in our country, has recently set up a foundation that bears his name and aim...
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Graziano Debellini (TH Group): Quality tourism? It doesn't depend on wealth, but on people

Graziano Debellini (TH Group): Quality tourism? It doesn't depend on wealth, but on people

"Many things can be taught, but the most important things, the things that matter most, cannot be taught: they can only be encountered." Thus begins, with a quote from Oscar Wilde, the interview with Graziano Debellini. A quote that he later used as ...
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