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Triennale Milano Celebrates Italian Painting

As a part of its centenary celebrations, Triennale Milano is hosting Italian Painting Today from October 25, 2023, to February 11, 2024, an exhibition which draws inspiration from the institution’s history of promoting painting as an art form and features works from 120 notable Italian artists spanning multiple generations, celebrating contemporary Italian painting. The exhibition has been curated by Damiano Gullí through consultation with an international Honorary Board consisting of Francesco Bonami, Suzanne Hudson and Hans...

WORLD EXCLUSIVE – Late Marble Bust by Neoclassical Sculptor Antonio Canova To Be Auctioned For the First Time

A stunning marble bust of Lucrezia d’Este, one of the last works of Antonio Canova, is coming to auction for the first time. The bust will be offered for auction by Hôtel des Ventes de Monte-Carlo, Monaco, in the auction Mobilier et Objets d’Art, Dessins, Tableaux Anciens et XIXème Siècle, on April 27th. No estimate of its price has been released, but a comparable Canova piece, Bust of Peace, sold for over £5m in 2018. “I read...

Italian American Guitars & Harpsichords

Our regular musical interlude this time includes a look at some innovative Italian American guitar makers and the legacy of early harpsichord music that continues to flourish in New England today.  If you had to name the most versatile musical instrument of the last hundred years, chances are it would be the guitar. There are few other modern instruments that have crossed the boundaries of classical, jazz, blues, flamenco, folk, country, world, and biggest of...

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