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How Italian artist’s mild colors dominate world of design

The Morandi color scheme has become an across-the-board fashion that now prevails in the world of design. Soft and sophisticated Morandi colors such as coral, salmon, champagne, pearl gray and eucharis are considered as apt choices for design of all kinds. When darkened and unsaturated for a low-key look, they feel calm, fresh and comfortable to the modern taste. Of the whole scheme, sophisticated ...

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Italian Authorities Seize Artworks from Architect of ‘Putin’s Palace’ – ARTnews.com

Italian authorities seized artworks and other valuable properties from Lanfranco Cirillo, the architect who designed what is dubbed “Putin’s Palace.” The enormous luxury property on the Black Sea allegedly belongs to Putin, though he and Cirillo have both denied that. The Art Newspaper reported that authorities confiscated $144 million worth of valuable assets such as jewelry and cash, as well as 150 pieces of ...

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Italian eco-zealots glue their hands to Botticelli’s masterpiece Primavera at Florence art gallery

Italian eco-zealots glue their hands to Botticelli's masterpiece Primavera at a Florence art gallery in the latest climate change stunt inspired by Just Stop Oil vandals.Three environmental activists attached themselves to the glass cover of the iconic renaissance painting in the Sala Botticelli of the Uffizi Gallery in Italy at 10:30am on Friday.The protest was carried out by an unnamed man and two women ...

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NFTs Based on Italian Masterworks Are No Longer Allowed – ARTnews.com

The Italian government has put a hold on the sale of NFTs based on classic Italian Renaissance paintings, the Art Newspaper reports. “Given that the matter is complex and unregulated, the ministry has temporarily asked its institutions to refrain from signing contracts relating to NFTs,” a spokesperson for Massimo Osanna, the director general of museums in Italy, told the Art Newspaper. “The basic intention is ...

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Italian Police Recover Titian Portrait Lost for Two Decades – ARTnews.com

The Italian police unit in charge of cultural heritage announced they had recovered a portrait by Renaissance painter Titian that has been lost for nearly 20 years. Discovered by a Turin branch of the cultural heritage unit, a subsidiary of the Italian state police known as the Carabinieri, the 16th-century work, titled Portrait of a Man with a Beret, first went missing two decades ...

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Remote Venetian island to be transformed into art and ecology hub by Italian collector Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo

More than 200 art world luminaries—including Tate director Maria Balshaw and Venice Biennale curator Cecilia Alemani—were transported yesterday to a private Venetian island for a sneak peek of an ambitious private project backed by one of Italy’s most prominent collectors.Turin-based Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo plans to turn the island of San Giacomo—which lies between Murano and Burano—into "a place to produce artistic projects, to ...

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Russia’s Hermitage Museum Is Demanding the Early Return of Loans It Made to Italian Museums

The State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia, is seeking the early return several key loans to museums in Milan and Rome. The news, which comes as the Russian invasion of Ukraine enters its second week, was first reported in English by the Guardian. The request for the returns was made in writing by Hermitage director Mikhail Piotrovsky, and comes directly from the Russian ministry of culture, according ...

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As Four Major Italian Museums Sell NFT Reproductions of Masterpieces, Some Say Digital Editions Could Be Better Than the Real Thing

Cash-strapped museums suffering from a drop in visitor numbers and income during the pandemic may have found a lifeline in the form of a new partnership with a tech company and a commercial gallery. Four major Italian museums, including the Uffizi Galleries in Florence, have signed onto an ambitious project that will see them sell editioned digital replicas of priceless masterpieces from their collections ...

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Art Industry News: A London Art Gallery Is Selling Classic Masterpieces From Italian Museums as NFTs + Other Stories

Art Industry News is a daily digest of the most consequential developments coming out of the art world and art market. Here’s what you need to know this Friday, February 11. NEED-TO-READ How the Brooklyn Museum Conquered Fashion Shows – The Brooklyn Museum’s senior curator of fashion and material culture, Matthew Yokobosky, has developed a playbook for building theatrical blockbuster shows on the likes of ...

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Italian Mission Unearths Buddhist Temple in Pakistan – ARTnews.com

An ancient Buddhist temple dating from the 2nd or 3rd century BCE has been uncovered during an Italian-led archaeological excavation in the city of Barikot, in the Swat region of northern Pakistan. The 2,000-year-old religious monument was built on an apsidal podium host to a cylindrical base that supports a stupa, or a dome-shaped structure typical of Buddhist shrines. A staircase and series of ...

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