There are lost works in the Herculaneum library that only technology will be able to resurface from oblivion. Indeed, art and culture have a fascinating way of intertwining with science, especially when it comes to revealing the mysteries of the past. In
recent times, we have witnessed a true technological miracle, thanks to which ancient words imprinted on fragile papyrus scrolls have been unearthed. These scrolls, witnesses to a forgotten era, perhaps contain literary works that could change our understanding of history.
Here is the story of the works housed in the charred library at Herculaneum.
The lost Greek and Latin works in the Herculaneum library
Tullio Crali, Incuneandosi nell’abitato. Tuffo sulla citta
Have you ever heard of Futurism and Aeropainting? More importantly, do you know the historical and cultural roots that gave birth to these revolutionary artistic movements?
As the 19th century came to a close in Italy in a climate of growing social unrest and authoritarian tension, Futurism was born as a cultural storm, ready to sweep everything away. This historical phase saw Italy undergoing rapid industrial development but also the challenges posed by infrastructural deficits and economic disparities, especially in the southern regions. Let us look together at the terrain on which aeropainting was born.
Futurism and Aeropainting: the artistic revolution that transformed the world
Have you ever heard of Art Nouveau, the artistic movement that swept away the aesthetic conventions of the Victorian era to revolutionise the world of art and design? If the answer is no, you are in the right place to discover all the details of this fascinating movement.
Born at the end of the 19th century during the Belle Époque, Art Nouveau marked a period when art merged with philosophy, architecture and the applied arts to create a symphony of forms and styles that influenced countless aspects of everyday life, from architecture to fashion, from furniture to funerary art. Let’s discover together how Art Nouveau transformed the perception of art and culture in Europe and beyond.
Art Nouveau: the artistic movement that defined an era
Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Beata Beatrix, 1880, Olio su tela, cm 86 x 66,7. Edimburgo, National Galleries of Scotland. Dono di A.E. Anderson in memoria del fratello Frank, 1928. © Bridgeman Images
Have you ever heard of the Pre-Raphaelites? This fascinating 19th century British art movement is a real hidden gem in the art world. I am sure their story will fascinate you, just as it fascinated me.
In this post we will dive into the world of the Pre-Raphaelite artists, discovering their philosophy, the influence they had and the masterpieces they left behind. Get ready for an exciting journey.
Pre-Raphaelite artists: transforming art with spirituality and innovative vision
Have you ever stopped to reflect on the artistic phenomenon that is changing the face of creativity in our century? We live in a time when technological innovation permeates every aspect of our daily lives and how could art, the eternal expression of the human soul, remain indifferent to this revolution? Yes, I am referring to digital art, that new expressive universe that embodies the intersection of creative genius and the technological avant-garde.
This art sector is becoming more and more relevant, influencing not only the creative aspect of the artwork, but also our way of enjoying art and collecting.
From the birth of computers to the frenetic NFT market, digital art is an ever-evolving frontier, and today I want to guide you through its intricate paths.
Digital art: what it is, artists, techniques and market