Italian Art

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Venice Biennale

New Venice Biennale show reveals fraught episodes in its 125-year history

Interdisciplinary display in the Giardini will look at how the international exhibitions “crossed paths with history”

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Books

More than the meets the (shifty) eye: book looks at the life of 16th-century polymath Jacopo Strada

Despite the dodgy gaze that Titian attributed to him in his famous portrait, this double volume demonstrates the Italian's important role in cultural history

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coronavirus

Magazzino Italian Art Foundation commissions eight Italian artists to produce new work in response to coronavirus

The New York-based foundation says there is an "absolute need to support artists" as the Covid-19 pandemic shutters exhibitions around the world

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Exhibitions

Sebastiano and his mentor Michelangelo arrive in London

The National Gallery explores the highs and lows of this prolific partnership

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Books

Antonio II Badile: An Italian Renaissance drawing collector and his family

Casting light on an overlooked but fascinating aspect of the Renaissance

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Art market reports

Records tumble for post-war Italian artists

The colour white proves particularly popular as Sotheby’s expert heralds “a new dawn for Italian art”

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Forgeries

Italian pop art forgery scandal widens as six more works are now being sought

Public prosecutor Giuseppe Ferrando pursues fakes tied to JZ Art gallery

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Caravaggio

Technology reveals Caravaggio self-portrait

Searching for underdrawings, conservators discover the artist’s reflection

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Arcangelo Sassolino

Arcangelo Sassolino: Artists at Art Basel Miami Beach 2007

Visitors, beware of the creepy crawlies

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Estorick Collection

For sale: £8m De Chirico from private museum

A collector in the US is buying the painting from the Estorick Collection

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Auctions

Best results ever for Italian art at auction

An unnamed East European collector bought several works at both Sotheby’s and Christie’s

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Rome

A growing number of young collectors are now buying contemporary art in Rome

Has the Eternal City overtaken Milan and Turin?

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Lauder Initiative

Restoration of Italian works sponsored by makeup giant

Estée Lauder makeover for Santa Cecilia

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Tate Modern

Italian art at Tate Modern: Starting from zero

The Tate and the Walker Art Center collaborate to show Arte Povera 1962 to 1972, from five years before the movement was defined by its impresario, Germano Celant

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Restoration

Less is more with Lauder restoration

Several works subject to restoration paid for by Estée Lauder

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Guido Reni

Books: Guido Reni, loved by the Victorians, despised by modernists and purists

Reni is in for a late twentieth-century treatment as political activist and secretly gay

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Art market

What's on at the Italian contemporary galleries: March 1998

Anish Kapoor and Mayan motifs

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Leonardo da Vinci

The Crowley Colosso Leonardo Prize

Entries open for the Accademia Italiana's annual award

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Books

Dealers, collectors and Christie’s to fund Chatsworth book

New book will cover the 1,000 Italian drawings in the Chatsworth collection

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Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo prize for dealer sleuths

The Accademia Italiana announces award in conjunction with fair

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Art theft

Pork-trading, Bob-Marley fan caught red-handed with stolen Italian masterpieces

The reluctant collector: “The ugliest things I ever did see....only good for chasing away ghosts”