February 12, 2017
Mario Mafai, who with his wife Antonietta Raphaël was one of the central figures of a group of artists called the Scuola di Via Cavour, was born 12 February 1902 in Rome, where he lived and worked for much of his life until his death there in 1965.

April 20, 2016
Italian police recover Nazi-looted paintings in Milan

December 31, 2015
The “ Master of Swish ,” Giovanni Boldini, was born on the last day of the year, 1842, in Ferrara, Italy.

August 18, 2015
The July 24, 1944 edition of LIFE magazine includes a photo-essay about the destruction of Italian art during World War II.

July 19, 2015
On this day, 19 July, Rome burned.

June 20, 2014
Incredible photos of WWII destruction at Rimini.

April 3, 2014
institutefinearts : Lantern Slides: Monuments Men, Brescia, Italy, Cathedral, original state and with the cupola on fire, Commission for the Restoration of Italian Monuments, images gift of IFA alumnus Frederick Hartt

March 25, 2014
institutefinearts : Lantern slides: Monument’s Men, figure of Cosimo I by Giambologna at Poggio a Caiano, October 1944 (top) and the figure of Cosimo I by Giambologna put back on his horse in Florence (bottom), Commission for the Restoration of Italian

February 20, 2014
institutefinearts : Before and after destruction lantern slides of the Benedictine Abbey of Monte Cassino taken by the Monument’s Men.

November 10, 2013
As of today, the Ponte Santa Trinita in Florence will be open only to pedestrians and cyclists.

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