Italy

Italy

Course in curatorial practice in Venice – Open Call

Course in curatorial practice in Venice – Open Call

Posted November 7th, 2013

Curators, Education, Italy

We are excited to announce that our Curator and Business & Marketing Developer Cinzia Garzoni will be holding a seminar on the curatorial experience at the ikono’s studios. The course will offer a great insight into the unique ikono curatorial video approach, which aims at… Read More

Women

The Museum of Crying Women – Francesco Vezzoli in Qatar

The Museum of Crying Women – Francesco Vezzoli in Qatar

For his first exhibition in the Middle East, Italian artist Francesco Vezzoli will bring together his most striking portraits of iconic female figures of the last century, including Joan Crawford, Elizabeth Taylor and Lady Gaga, in a celebration of femininity. Presented by Qatar Museums Authority,… Read More

Paintings

Burlington Magazine shows unknown Titian

Burlington Magazine shows unknown Titian

Posted September 30th, 2013

Art History, Italy, Paintings

The Burlington Magazine announced the publication, in its October issue, of The Risen Christ, a previously unknown work by the great Venetian artist Titian. The painting (oil on canvas, 144 cm. high by 116.5 cm. wide) shows Christ in majesty, triumphing over death, standing on… Read More

Technology

Pompeii 's Villa of the Mysteries cleaned with lasers

Pompeii 's Villa of the Mysteries cleaned with lasers

Posted August 2nd, 2013

Art History, Italy, Murals, Technology

The Villa of the Mysteries or Villa dei Misteri is a well preserved ruin of a Roman Villa which lies some 400 metres northwest of Pompeii, southern Italy. Although covered with metres of ash and other volcanic material, the villa sustained only minor damage in… Read More

Museums

Italy’s Maxxi Museum, Strives to Make a Splash

Italy’s Maxxi Museum, Strives to Make a Splash

Posted July 26th, 2013

Contemporary Art, Italy, Museums

It’s hard enough to be the new attraction in town when you’re up against some of the world’s most famous ancient Roman, Renaissance and Baroque monuments. But Italy’s national museum for art of the 21st century, known as the Maxxi, faces even bigger challenges: attracting… Read More

Videos

The Polo Museale Veneziano Complex in Venice

The Polo Museale Veneziano Complex in Venice

Posted July 23rd, 2013

Documentaries, Featured, ikono, Italy, Museums, Videos

This month ikono focuses on four of the most charming Venetian Museums: the National Archaeological Museum, the Accademia Galleries, the Oriental Art Museum and the Ca’ d’Oro Gallery. Together with the Palazzo Grimani Gallery, the four museums belong to the Polo Museale Veneziano, an organic… Read More

Sculptures

Arte Povera 2013 – Gilberto Zorio at Blain Southern

Arte Povera 2013 – Gilberto Zorio at Blain Southern

Posted July 11th, 2013

Contemporary Art, Italy, Sculptures

Gilberto Zorio (b. 1944, Andorno Micca, Biella, Italy) is associated with the Arte Povera generation, which originated in Italy during the mid-1960s. Utilising non-traditional and unconventional materials, Zorio was a major exponent of this movement and has continued to play an important role in the… Read More

Shows

Sicily – Art and Invention between Greece and Rome

Sicily – Art and Invention between Greece and Rome

Posted July 8th, 2013

Italy, Sculptures, Shows

An island at the crossroads of the Mediterranean, Sicily occupied a pivotal place in antiquity between Greece, North Africa, and the Italian peninsula. Sicily: Art and Invention between Greece and Rome, on view at the Getty Villa until August 19, 2013, showcases ancient Sicily as… Read More

Videos

Da Vinci – The Lost Treasure

Da Vinci – The Lost Treasure

Posted June 14th, 2013

Art History, Documentaries, Italy, Videos

Leonardo da Vinci is considered by many to be one of the greatest artists who ever lived. Yet his reputation rests on only a handful of pictures – including the world’s most famous painting, the Mona Lisa. As the National Gallery in London prepares to… Read More