Italian painting


Why Bridget Riley's bold ceiling painting at the British School at Rome is an exercise in 'soft power'

The 92-year-old artist's first-ever ceiling work takes inspiration from the "colour of the skies" and follows in the footsteps of Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel frescos

Monumental Veronese painting—once cut into 32 pieces by Austrian soldiers—to undergo fourth restoration

Work on the battle-scarred 39 sq. m Papal feast scene, housed in a monastery in Vicenza, should be completed by early 2021

Lost Italian art: Search goes on for masterpieces which went missing in WWII

We publish here for the first time in English a sample of the huge quantity of works of art removed from Italy during the war. One brave man, Rodolfo Siviero, devoted years to tracking them down, but many are still missing. Can you help?