Italian Art

‘Like a chess player’: London survey show reveals practice of studious still-life painter and printmaker Giorgio Morandi

The Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art will display the 50 works by the Italian artist held in the Magnani-Rocca collection

Ten essential artworks to see in Vatican City

From Michelangelo’s Sistine Ceiling to a whole room dedicated to Henri Matisse, we round up some of the unmissable artistic treasures in the world's smallest state

Face doesn't fit? Getty Center show to shed new light on triptych by 14th-century artist Paolo Veneziano

First US exhibition devoted to the Trecento artist questions previous assumptions and reunites key panels

As Italy’s museums reopen, visitors flock for last chance to see reunited Bologna masterpiece broken up 300 years ago

Last week of once in a lifetime exhibition displaying the Griffoni Polyptych—a 16-piece panel painting dating from 1472—at Bologna’s Palazzo Fava


Master of the putti: instructive book explores Albrecht Dürer's obsession with the little cherubs

Survey including 91 illustrations shows how the artist used the winged gods prolifically in his work

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”


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

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

Sebastiano and his mentor Michelangelo arrive in London

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

Records tumble for post-war Italian artists

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


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

Casting light on an overlooked but fascinating aspect of the Renaissance


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


Technology reveals Caravaggio self-portrait

Searching for underdrawings, conservators discover the artist’s reflection

For sale: £8m De Chirico from private museum

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


Best results ever for Italian art at auction

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

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

Less is more with Lauder restoration

Several works subject to restoration paid for by Estée Lauder

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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

The Crowley Colosso Leonardo Prize

Entries open for the Accademia Italiana's annual award


Dealers, collectors and Christie’s to fund Chatsworth book

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

Leonardo prize for dealer sleuths

The Accademia Italiana announces award in conjunction with fair

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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”