News about Italian Art
Gae Aulenti: maverick of Italian Midcentury design
NEW YORK — Like the notable 20th-century architects Frank Lloyd Wright and Eero Saarinen, who designed furnishings to complement their buildings, Italian architect Gae Aulenti (1927-2012) excelled at translating architectural principles into decor. As one of a handful of women in the postwar Italian modern movement, she stood out from the crowd. Her keen design […]
Italian museum sending Parthenon fragment to Athens in nudge to UK
ROME (AP) – An Italian museum is lending a fragment of the Parthenon Sculptures to Greece, in what both sides hope will become a permanent return that might encourage others – the British Museum, in particular – to send their own pieces of the works back, too.
Italian museum reconstructs home interior designed by Ettore Sottsass
MILAN – In early December 2021, Triennale Milano, an art and design museum in northern Italy, opened the Sala Sottsass on the first floor of the Palazzo dell’Arte. The Sala Sottsass contains the reconstruction and permanent display of an interior of the Casa Lana, a private residence designed by Ettore Sottsass in the mid-1960s in Milan. […]
Italian police find stolen copy of Leonardo’s ‘Salvator Mundi’
ROME (AP) – Italian police have recovered a 500-year-old copy of Leonardo da Vinci’s 16th century Salvator Mundi painting of Jesus Christ that was stolen from a Naples church during the pandemic without the priests even realizing it was gone.