There is a guaranteed method for making even the most peaceful of restorers hostile: uttering the phrase “restore to ancient splendor” in his presence. Emanuela Daffra, superintendent of the Opificio delle Pietre Dure, is explaining this to us in front of a panel by Giovanni Bellini that is under the care of professionals working in the institute’s...

If you’ve been to Florence, there’s a good chance you’ve wandered the hallowed halls of the Accademia Gallery in search of the city’s most famous inhabitant: Michelangelo’s David. Along with thousands of other visitors, you may have picked up a magnet to commemorate the encounter with this nude sculptural icon, completed in 1504. But this time-hono...

April 19 2024, 18:00 (Local time). IIC-NY 686 Park Avenue, NY. The Institute is pleased to host the presentation of the book: “Corporate art. Embracing a new mentality in marketing and sales strategies” by Arvedo Arvedi. The author in conversation with Fabio Finotti, Director of IIC-NY, and special guest. On the occasion of the Exhibition: Corporat...

Last year, the Roman Empire TikTok trend began to highlight a shockingly common obsession among men: Many revealed that they think about ancient Rome “at least once a day.” Today, the term “Roman Empire” can be used to refer to just about any kind of everyday obsession, from Caesar salad to Nicki Minaj’s “Roman’s Revenge.” But if your Roman Empire...

If you can't get away to the Amalfi Coast over spring break, the Idea Kitchen has the perfect getaway without having to clear customs. Lisa Post Art and The Idea Kitchen announced that they are bringing Southern Italy to the Sound Shore with a solo exhibit by William Papaleo, entitled "Southern Italy — An American Artist's Life." Papaleo, repres...

St. Peter's Basilica is located in the small Papal State of the Vatican in St. Peter's Square in Rome, the majestic facade and its dome visible from every corner of the city make it one of the iconic places of the city of Rome. St. Peter's Basilica is the largest Christian church in the world, symbol of the Catholic Church and seat of the Pope. Con...

Michelangelo is without a doubt one of the most remarkable, brilliant and universal artists of all time. And among Michelangelo’s many showrooms, you’ll find Rome filled with his statues, paintings, frescoes and architecture all around. To cite his friend Vasari: ‘Among the living and the dead he who carries the palm is Michelangelo, foremost not j...

The spectacular exhibition that will open in 378 Broadway, New York is intended to represent a systematic account of Leonardo's life, which is divided into two precise points of interest: one dedicated to the display of graphic sketches devoted to research on the dynamism of water, his interests in engineering studies, the subject of war and that o...

The Eternal City has historically been a leading in numerous different art forms, especially painting, sculpture, and architecture from the High Renaissance. Today, Rome has some of the most magnificent museums and galleries in the entire world, with many that unveil fundamental historical and cultural events through the display of world-famous art...

The Romans called it marmor lumensis, referring to the port of Luni in Liguria that managed its commercial trade during its most flourishing years. Today, Carrara marble is one of the most prized in the world, a true raw diamond that, over the centuries, has inspired the finest generations of sculptors.  But what is the origin of such grandeur and...