The San Francisco/Assisi Sister City Committee has begun a fundraising campaign to restore a 17th century Assisi wall fresco or “Aedicula”, on Via Frate Elia, the street leading up to the magnificent Basilica of St. Francis in Assisi, Italy. In Ancient Roman times, an “Aedicula” was a small shrine often appearing on city walls protecting
Restoration of the Wooden Crucifixby the school of Giovanni Teutonico (XV century) Cathedral of Santa Maria Argentea, Norcia (Umbria) The XVth century wooden crucifix by the school of Giovanni Teutonico hung above the main altar in the Cathedral of Santa Maria Argentea in Norcia since its commission in 1494 by the rector Don Ottaviano Tonti.
“THE RACE OF THE BERBER HORSES” by Corrado Cagli (1935) at the National Academy of Dance in Rome Thanks to the generous donation from the Ruth Stanton Foundation in New York, conservation work was announced to restore Corrado Cagli’s Race of the Berber Horses, a mural painting in the main dance room of the Italian National
Partnership betweenLoveItaly, American Federation of Arts &Directorate General of Italian Museums. The Italy USA Exhibition Program intends to develop art exhibitions drawn from Italian collections to be presented in museums around the United States. Initial support for the project comes from the Samuel H. Kress Foundation. The cultural cooperation between the U.S. Department of State
The Villa Farnesina is one of the most famous buildings in Rome and one of the most elegant statements of the entire Italian Renaissance, a masterpiece in which architectural design fuses with pictorial decoration. Although the first Renaissance villas with their formal gardens were built around Florence, the fashion for grand country villas soon came
LoveItaly Challenge: a project for students by students Villa Farnesina in Rome was the splendid setting for the Prize Giving ceremony of the “LoveItaly Challenge”, a competition organized by LoveItaly Young, for students from the universities of Lazio and thanks to the generous grant from The Nando and Elsa Peretti Foundation. The over 100 students
The Saints by Paolo Veneziano Among the many precious works of art in the permanent collection of San Severino Marche’s Pinacoteca Civica is a 14th century jewel – a polyptych attributed to the Venetian artist Paolo Veneziano (1300- 1365), known as “the Saints”. The piece comes with a mystery as the central, upper part is clearly