Exploring the works of Agostino Ferrari: a journey through the art of the sign

Agostino Ferrari, Interno / Esterno, 2011, cm 150 x 150, acrilico + sabbia su tela

How can an artist explore and transform a single element until it becomes the focus of his artistic expression? In this post I want to share with you some things I have discovered about Agostino Ferrari, an important artist in the Italian art scene, born in Milan in 1938.
Agostino Ferrari’s works are distinguished by his innovative use of sign, an element that has characterized and continually renewed his style over the years.

The works of Agostino Ferrari

Continue reading

The greatest art theft in history

In the early hours of March 18, 1990, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston was the scene of the largest art theft in history. Two men dressed as police officers appeared at the museum’s entrance, claiming to have been called to respond to an emergency call.
Naively, the security guards allowed them access, and once inside, the fake police officers quickly immobilized the guards, binding and gagging them in the basement, taking total control of the museum.


Continue reading

Lombroso Museum in Turin: how to visit and what to see

The Cesare Lombroso Museum of Criminal Anthropology was founded in the last quarter of the 19th century at the behest of the physician and anthropologist who still bears his name, best known for his theories on the link between physiognomy and criminal degeneration. Although these theories have been largely disproved scientifically, even today visiting the Museum of Crime in Turin is certainly a singular experience. After all, Turin is known for its mysterious and esoteric character. What to know about the museum?

What the Lombroso Museum holds

Continue reading

Vermeer’s concerto a trio: description of a lost masterpiece

One of Vermeer’s most enigmatic and discussed works is “The Concert for Three.” A lost masterpiece by the 17th-century Dutch master known for his intimate and luminous depictions of domestic life. This painting is one of thirteen works stolen during the famous theft from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston in 1990, considered one of the largest unsolved art thefts in history.


Continue reading

Embroidery and tears in the works of Francesco Vezzoli

Francesco Vezzoli, installation view, Musei delle Lacrime, 2024, Museo Correr, Venice, Italy. Photo credit: Melania Dalle Grave_DSL Studio.

Francesco Vezzoli has always raised questions about gender dynamics and art history with his works; he has also provoked strong reactions at times, but always with the aim of provoking debate and confrontation.
Known for his habit of embroidering his own paintings, Francesco Vezzoli has challenged traditional categories of male and female, subverting artistic conventions.

Now his works, ranging from historical pieces to new creations, are on temporary display from April 17 to Nov. 24, 2024 at the Museo Correr in Venice, offering a rare opportunity to see more than two decades of artistic production up close.

The works of Francesco Vezzoli

Continue reading