Liguria - Finestre sull'Arte

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An anonymous summit of the Renaissance in Liguria: the table of the Master of Cesio

An anonymous summit of the Renaissance in Liguria: the table of the Master of Cesio

Writing about the Cesio panel, an extravagant apex of the Renaissance in Liguria, now preserved in the highly prized Diocesan Museum in Albenga, art historian Mauro Natale had spoken of an "absolute exception": it was not in fact customary for such a...
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Wifredo Lam, a Cuban in Liguria among ceramics and sea wizards. What the Savona exhibition looks like

Wifredo Lam, a Cuban in Liguria among ceramics and sea wizards. What the Savona exhibition looks like

"Unclassifiable." This is the adjective, simple but extremely eloquent and fitting, that a few years ago Eskil Lam found to describe the art of his father, Wifredo Lam. There is perhaps no definition that better fits this artist so out of the ordinar...
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The Della Rovere polyptych by Foppa and Brea: a masterpiece of the Ligurian Renaissance in Savona

The Della Rovere polyptych by Foppa and Brea: a masterpiece of the Ligurian Renaissance in Savona

The city of Savona, nestled on the western coast of Liguria, is recognized not only for its natural beauty and thousand-year history, but also as a significant cultural center of the Italian Renaissance. The promotion of the arts in the city had a si...
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The patronage of Andrea Doria

The patronage of Andrea Doria

In 1540 the sculptor Leone Leoni (Arezzo, 1509 - Milan, 1590) was working as an engraver at the papal mint. The artist had embarked early on a brilliant career, played out in various Italian centers and a prelude to the international success that wou...
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Gerard David's Our Lady of the Loaf: a mother feeding her child.

Gerard David's Our Lady of the Loaf: a mother feeding her child.

One does not necessarily have to think of childish romanticisms when, in the first room of the Flemish in the Palazzo Bianco in Genoa, one reads the caption accompanying Gerard David's splendid panel on the right wall and notices that someone chose t...
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Dear Montemarcello, Alice Ronchi's site-specific intervention in the Ligurian village

Dear Montemarcello, Alice Ronchi's site-specific intervention in the Ligurian village

As part of the third edition of Una Boccata d'Arte, the contemporary art project of Fondazione Elpis carried out in collaboration with Galleria Continua and with the participation of Threes Productions aimed at promoting installations, exhibitions an...
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Manfredino di Alberto's San Michele, a bridge between Liguria and Tuscany in the Middle Ages

Manfredino di Alberto's San Michele, a bridge between Liguria and Tuscany in the Middle Ages

There is an important piece of Cimabuesque culture enclosed within the walls of the Museum of St. Augustine in Genoa. A detached fresco. The inscription at the base bears the name "Magister Manfredinus": it is a singular St. Michael painted in ...
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A Van Dyck in a small village in Liguria. The Crucifix of San Michele di Pagana

A Van Dyck in a small village in Liguria. The Crucifix of San Michele di Pagana

Silence is the element that more than any other illuminates the soul of San Michele di Pagana, a village of a few houses guarding a small landing place hidden among the pines and palm trees, along the short road from Rapallo to Santa Margheri...
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