April 17, 2022
Happy Easter (Buona Pasqua) from the Italian Art Society!

April 15, 2022
Today is Good Friday, the anniversary of Jesus’ death on the cross.

April 14, 2022
Today is Holy, or Maundy, Thursday, when Jesus washed his disciples’ feet in an act of humility that is seen as a reminder of the cleansing waters of Baptism and a foreshadowing of the purification brought by the Crucifixion .

March 20, 2022
Allegories of Spring in Italian Art

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March 20, 2022
Happy First Day of Spring!

April 1, 2021
Caravaggio’s Denial of St. Peter commemorates the dramatic predawn Holy Friday event of the apostle’s denial of Jesus.

March 28, 2021
Today is Palm Sunday, or Passion Sunday, when Western Christians celebrate Jesus’ Entry into Jerusalem.

January 10, 2020
CFA: Raubkunst at the Ringling: A Catalogue in Absentia

A researcher and writer is being sought to investigate the provenance of a quartet of quirkily shaped, sized, and framed 18th Century oil paintings associated with the work of Venetian artist Giovanni Battista Piazzetta (1682-1754).

June 30, 2019
Guido Dettoni della Grazia’s “Maria” in Santa Maria delle Rose in Assisi

June 16, 2019
Filippo Juvarra is believed to have been born on June 16, 1678 in Messina; his father was a silversmith whose approach to applied art and decoration likely influenced his son’s architectural ornamentation.

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