Milan

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Book Shorts

Catalogue captures re-creation of the destroyed Tiepolo ceiling frescoes in Milan

Historic photographs and contemporary papers have been used in new book to re-imagine the cycle

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Controversies

Gaetano Pesce's anti-patriarchy sculpture outrages feminists in Milan

Work created for Milan Design Week perpetuates violence against women, critics say

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Three to see

Three exhibitions to see in Milan this weekend

From mesmeric cinematic art in a fresco-lined palazzo to the Brazilian artist Lygia Pape's first exhibition in Italy

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Art fairs

Big-hitters join Miart for first time

Hauser & Wirth, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac and other well-known galleries have joined the Milan fair

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Triennale di Milano

Why Milan’s triennial is a matter of life and death

Human extinction and planetary devastation are tackled in the XXII Triennale di Milano—but the message is one of hope through innovation

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Exhibitions

Antonello again? Sicilian master's golden moment continues in Milan

More than two-thirds of Antonello da Messina’s 35 accepted autograph works are reunited for a show at Palazzo Reale

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Renaissance

Restored Raphael cartoon gets new display at Milan’s Biblioteca Ambrosiana

The full-scale preparatory drawing for the Vatican’s School of Athens fresco is going back on view after a four-year restoration

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Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo's Salvator Mundi: expert uncovers ‘exciting’ new evidence

Did Louvre Abu Dhabi’s $450m painting belong to an English nobleman who followed Charles I to the scaffold in 1649?

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Conservation & Preservation

Why using lasers to clean feathers is not a bird-brained idea

Conservators have used the method on a ceremonial cape made by the Tupinambá—a cannibalistic tribe from Brazil

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Art market

Why Miart is starting to attract high-profile exhibitors

Galleries, benefitting from Milan's April buzz, are already reporting healthy sales

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Exhibitions

Fondazione Prada recreates 20 Italian exhibits made under Fascist rule

Show of more than 500 works ranges from Giorgio de Chirico to Gruppo 7

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Exhibitions

A quick Italian job

An upcoming exhibition explores the brief but intense creative spark that lay the foundations for Italian art of the 1960s

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Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo copy undergoes restoration at Musée National de la Renaissance

A little-known copy of Leonardo’s The Last Supper by Marco d’Oggiono will get a thorough clean

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Interviews

Interview with Alessandro Mendini on radical design: “I’m what we Italians call a dilettantissimo”

Alessandro Mendini celebrates his 80th birthday this year—and his approach to design continues to be relevant

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Art fairs

Knitted lights and boiled leather chairs: a look at current trends in design, as seen at art fairs

Collectors in search of unusual materials at Milan’s Salone Internazionale del Mobile design fair should expect the unexpected

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July 2006

France promised Mona Lisa to Mussolini to avert war: The untold story of Leonardo's 1939 Milan retrospective

King George VI loaned 19 of his best Leonardo drawings to Milan for the most important exhibition on the artist ever held

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Leonardo da Vinci

Milanese underwhelmed by realisation of Leonardo’s dream

Nina Amaku's rendition of 'Il Cavalo' is relegated to the racetrack

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Leonardo da Vinci

The director of one of Italy’s top restoration laboratories responds to denunciations of work carried out on Leonardo's Last Supper

Bonsanti defends the twenty-year project that hoped to breathe life back into the wreck of one of Leonardo's masterworks

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Leonardo da Vinci

Letter: New conservation efforts turn Leonardo into Seurat

From Jacques Franck of the Armand Hammer Center

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Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo's Last Supper restored: A wreck, but an authentic wreck

A twenty -year restoration project has removed many layers of overpainting

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Leonardo da Vinci

A rare homecoming for Leonardo in Milan

“The Lady with the Ermine” arrives in the city as part of its Italian tour

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Exhibitions

Portraiture and physiognomy exhibition shows Leonardo as the father of Western soul-searching

The relationship between painting and physiognomy explored in Milan, from Da Vinci to Bacon

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Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo’s Last Supper back on view as twenty-year restoration continues

Long waiting times expected as the doors reopen to one of Da Vinci's masterworks

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Exhibitions

What's on: Real fakes

Rotonda della Besana, Milan

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Fakes & copies

German electronics engineer opens fakes museum in Milan

Gottfried Matthaes explains that his family fakes gave him the idea

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Italy

Milan to be Italy's candidate for the European Agency for the Environment

Plans to replace Milan with Venice as a candidate have been scrapped

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Museums & Heritage

Gallery owner Cannaviello plans a broad-ranging Modern art museum in Milan

It would be the first to be run as a plc, with works of art as its capital base and private collectors as its shareholders