22 novembre 2010

"Two Empires: The Eagle and the Dragon" @ Palazzo Venezia, Roma

Two ancient cultures collide in an exhibition where the Roman Empire meets the Chinese Qin and Han dynasties (200 BC-200 AD), considered a golden age in China's history. The exhibition displays 450 similar yet contrasting artefacts relating to both empires. Jade, lacquer and silks combine with marble statues, glass, mosaics, silver and bronze. With the participation of almost 50 museums, the exhibition is the result of extensive collaboration between China and Italy and is held in honour of the Cultural Year of China in... [Lire la suite]
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23 février 2010

Important Antiquities Lent by Republic of Italy on View at Metropolitan Museum

'Terracotta Kylix' (drinking cup), Greek, Laconian, ca. 575-560 B.C. Attributed to the Boread Painter. From Cerveteri, Banditaccia cemetery, tomb 1, inv. 106335. Interior, Boreads pursuing harpies, with a sphinx below. Lent by the Republic of Italy, 2010. NEW YORK, NY.- A rare, recently excavated ancient Roman dining set consisting of 20 silver objects—one of only three such sets from the region of Pompeii known to exist in the world—and an important ancient Greek kylix (or drinking cup) have been installed in The Metropolitan... [Lire la suite]
03 mai 2009

'Pompeii and the Roman Villa: Art and Culture around the Bay of Naples' @ The Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Portrait of a young woman, probably 1st century AD. Pompeii, House of the Citharist, marble, 17 3/4 in. Soprintendenza Speciale per i Beni Archeologici de Napoli e Pompei, Ufficio Scavi, Pompei. Photo: Luciano Pedicini. LOS ANGELES, CA.- The Los Angeles County Museum of Art presents Pompeii and the Roman Villa: Art and Culture around the Bay of Naples, on view at LACMA May 3 through October 4, 2009. Having premiered at the National Gallery of Art, the exhibition features rare ancient works of art excavated from the houses of... [Lire la suite]
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29 avril 2009

The frescoes from the City of Pompeii @ the Naples National Archaeological Museum

There are 400 frescoes in total, exceptionally conserved by the ashes from Mount Vesuvius which wiped out the city in 79 AD. Photo: EFE. NAPLES.- The frescoes from the City of Pompeii will again go on view starting tomorrow in Naples with their original splendor after a restoration process that has lasted more than 10 years and that has not allowed the public to see what might as well be the best collection of Roman painting. There are 400 frescoes in total, exceptionally conserved by the ashes from Mount Vesuvius which wiped... [Lire la suite]
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