Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-08-06 10:10
The Gardens of Ninfa, once thought to be one of the most beautiful in Italy, are being restored, thanks to the efforts of three generations of women.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2005-07-27 20:10
"Arlecchino, Servant of Two Masters," a Piccolo Teatro di Milano production, will be touring the country this summer and fall, bringing laughs and mayhem to audiences unused to the theatrical form.
Submitted by JaneStockton on Sat, 2005-06-25 10:13
A small pearl brooch in "La Fornarina" was the clue used by art historian Maurizio Bernardelli Curuz to suggest that Raphael and the woman long thought to be his mistress were actually secretly married.
Submitted by JaneStockton on Wed, 2005-06-22 18:50
The long-lost fresco "Battle of Anghiari," considered Leonardo da Vinci's best work, could lie hidden behind a wall of the Palazzo Vecchio in Florence.
Submitted by lilli on Mon, 2005-06-20 15:50
Two Brazilian doctors who are also art lovers think they have uncovered a "secret lesson" in human anatomy in the famous Sistine Chapel frescos.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2005-06-03 21:59
"The Portrait of a Youth," a painting attributed to Botticelli and owned by Scotland's National Galleries, may be a fake.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-05-28 09:09
The National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa, Ontario will host "Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo and the Renaissance in Florence," 29 May-5 September, 2005.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2005-05-13 16:51
In an article for Nature, Leonardo Ricci, of the University of Trento, writes that poet Dante Alighieri described the law of motion in physics 300 years before Galileo.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-04-24 16:11
A newly-discovered bas-relief may be the first known self-portrait of Renaissance artist Michelangelo.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-04-23 15:10
The funeral of Pope John Paul II has sparked much interest in the history of the papacy. In an interview for NPR's Morning Edition, Renee Montagne discusses papal vestments with Father Mark Frances.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-04-16 16:13
Researchers working on the Medici crypt in Florence, Italy are puzzled. The tiny body discovered in the tomb of Filippino, the four-year-old son of Grand Duke Francesco I, was that of an infant.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-04-10 12:55
William Grimes of the New York Times reviews The Scarith of Scornello: A Tale of Renaissance Forgery, a new book by Ingrid D. Rowland about Renaissance forgery that rocked the literary world.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-04-09 12:40
Live Science, an online magazine, looks at the history of the Shroud of Turin and offers a factsheet with established facts about the Shroud.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2005-03-23 08:57
Researchers have now verified the secret that made Venetian Renaissance paintings "appear to glow." Art historian Louisa Matthew discovered that artists traded ideas and materials with dye and glass-makers.
Submitted by Justin on Wed, 2005-03-16 14:26
The Vienna Art Centre offers a new Leonardo da Vinci exhibit featuring 62 working models (some full-scale and some miniature) of his mechanical inventions.
Submitted by Karen on Thu, 2005-03-10 14:00
The Los Angeles Times discusses Italian renaissance cooking with Luigi Ballerini, the former chair of UCLA's Italian department and author of an introduction to The Art of Cooking: The First Modern Cookbook.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-03-06 09:25
Plans to expand the exhibit space of Florence's Uffizi Gallery have been thwarted by the discovery of the foundations of several medieval houses.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2005-03-04 16:26
The Faculty of Media Studies and the Department of Sociology and Communications of Rome's La Sapienza is celebrating the 700th anniversary of the university.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2005-02-24 19:29
The restoration of a renaissance painting, "The Adoration of the Christ Child," may have solved a mystery by revealing a fingerprint and stylistic touches that could tie the work to Leonardo Da Vinci.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2005-02-24 15:46
A museum in Lornardo Da Vinci's hometown Vinci, Italy, is holding a trial to sort out the facts from fiction in Dan Brown's novel The Da Vinci Code.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2005-02-17 11:03
City fathers in Milan, Italy have banned a French clothing company's advertisement featuring an all-female version of Da Vinci's famous painting of the Last Supper.
Submitted by Karen on Sat, 2005-02-05 13:05
"From Filippo Lippi to Piero della Francesca: Fra Carnevale and the Making of a Renaissance Master" will be on display in the Robert Lehman Wing of the Metropolitan Museum of Art through May 1, 2005.
Submitted by Anonymous on Fri, 2005-01-14 13:06
A laboratory once used by Leonardo da Vinci for his research into the natural sciences, but later sealed off by adjacent construction, has been found at a monastery next to the Basilica of the Santissima Annunziata, in Florence, Italy.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2004-12-23 18:56
A chemist working for Washington's National Gallery of Art may have discovered the secret to the bright, translucent colors of European Renaissance paintings: ground glass.
Submitted by Karen on Fri, 2004-11-26 13:18
The Metropolitan Museum of Art has purchased the Stroganoff Madonna, the last known painting by Duccio di Buoninsegna still in private hands.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2004-11-25 12:12
Michael Kimmelman of the New York Times reviews the much-praised Raphael exhibit now showing at the National Gallery in London.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2004-11-10 10:39
Has Johannes Gutenberg been wrongly credited with the invention of the printing press? An Italian researcher thinks so.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2004-10-23 15:25
Michelangelo's David, long thought to be the model of male perfection, is not as perfect as once believed. He is missing a back muscle.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2004-10-21 13:25
The exhumation of remains from the Medici Family tomb in Florence, Italy has set to rest the question of whether or not family members were murdered.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2004-10-17 15:02
A well-preserved fresco dating to 1370 has been found on the wall of the Santa Maria della Scala hospital museum in Siena, Italy.