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Giulio Turcato, accidents of colour

Giulio Turcato, Stump speech, 1950
The master of abstract art is the protagonist of an exhibition at Rome’s MACRO focusing on the period between 1950 and 1975

"Architecture worldwide", the global challenges of design

Architecture worldwide: infrastructure, mobility, new landscapes, Milan Triennale
An exhibition at Milan’s Triennale focuses on infrastructure and new landscapes

“Reflections of the Orient”, art history as seen through mirrors

Reflections of the Orient
Turin’s MAO exhibits 125 masterpieces from China and other Asian countries. Dating from the 5th century B.C. to the 10th century A.D., they show exquisite metalworking technique and great creativity

"Boldini, Previati and De Pisis", two centuries of art

Giovanni Boldini, Lady in pink, 1916, oil on canvas, 163x113 cm, Ferrara, Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art, Giovanni Boldini Museum
Ferrara’s Palazzo dei Diamanti hosts an exhibition featuring eighty drawings, paintings, and sculptures from Ferrara’s museums. The exhibition was designed to showcase the precious holdings of the Palazzo Massari complex, which was closed to the public as a result of the recent ... continue

“Raphael towards Picasso”, a history of portraits

Giovanni Bellini, Madonna with Child, 1509, oil on board, 84,8x106 cm, Detroit, Detroit Institute of Arts
A major exhibition in Vicenza’s Basilica Palladiana is a treasure trove of gazes, faces, and figures, with masterpieces from the 15th to the 20th century displayed by theme

Arnaldo Pomodoro, the creative freedom of theatre

Arnaldo Pomodoro, Fantastic wheel for Emilio Isgrò’s L’Orestea di Gibellina, 1983-1985, photo by Patrizio Nesi
Turin’s Palazzo Reale hosts an exhibition of twenty works for the stage created by the sculptor over a span of fifty years

Roberto Sebastian Matta, the man and the universe

Roberto Sebastian Matta, Courtesy of Galleria d'Arte Maggiore in Bologna (GAM), Italy
Bologna hosts an exhibition dedicated to the Chilean artist, part of a broader, multinational initiative to celebrate the centenary of his birth. The exhibition highlights the various phases and techniques of his artistic career

Giuseppe Capogrossi, the invention of a symbol

Giuseppe Capogrossi, Surface 137, 1955, oil on canvas, 195x160 cm, private collection, courtesy of Galleria Tega, Milan, copyright Giuseppe Capogrossi, by SIAE 2012
The Guggenheim Collection in Venice hosts a retrospective dedicated to the artistic career of the Roman painter, from his first figurative attempts to his “Surfaces” series and the development of a characteristic style

Architecture awards at the MilanTriennale

Studio ABDR - Associates Architects, New High Speed ​​Train Roma Tiburtina, Italy, 2011
The Triennale is assigning gold medals for architectural design, with the winners and other finalists on display in Milan. In that same city, a new venue, Gam Manzoni, opens its doors with an exhibition on Divisionism. Genoa hosts an exhibition on ... continue

From Color Field to Minimal Art, the masterpieces of the Schulhof collection

Alexander Calder (1898-1976), Red Disc - White Dots, 1960, sheet metal, wire, and paint, 91.4 x 88.9 x 38.1 cm, Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, Hannelore B. and Rudolph B. Schulhof Collection, bequest of Hannelore B. Schulhof, 2012, 2012.32
The Guggenheim Foundation was bequeathed the prestigious art collection, which it will exhibit at Palazzo Venier dei Leoni in Venice

The Vatican Library to digitalize 80,000 manuscripts

Vatican Apostolic Library
The operational phase of the digitalization process is about to kick off, in collaboration with Emc and Dedanext: about 40 million pages will be photographed at very high resolution and archived in a format suitable to both conservation and ... continue

Subterranean Italy, a world to be explored

Museum of the Naples Underground
Italy has numerous subterranean sites of cultural interest, many of which are open to the public: catacombs, crypts, dungeons, and waterworks, a trove of treasures from all historical eras, studied by urban archaeologists and speleologists, can be ... continue

The Basilica Palladiana at the heart of Vicenza is re-opening

Andrea Palladio, Basilica, Vicenza
After a five-year conservation restoration effort, the monument takes back its rightful place as the city’s centrepiece. The inauguration ceremony will take place on 6 October with the opening of the exhibition “Raphael towards ... continue

Europeana invests in open data, removes restrictions for 20 million digital objects

The Europeana portal
The European digital library has made available a massive dataset that can be freely used for creative, educational, and commercial purposes: both private and public institutions can draw from this resource to create apps for tablets and ... continue