During my last trip to Italy I visited local collections - namely in Venice the Gallerie dell'Accademia and the Palazzo Cini Galleria, in Vicenza the Gallerie di… Read more "(pieces of) Italian Music Iconography on show…"
The Neimeijer archival boxes contain mainly excerpts from auction catalogues. The works of art documented, belong to any age and are realized with any technique, from painting…… Read more “The Neimeijer Archive pt.2: notes on a portrait”
Il Colombo overo l’India riscoperta, is a ‘dramma per musica’ written by cardinal Pietro Ottoboni in 1690 [link to Googlebook], published under the pseudonym of Crateo Pradelini…… Read more “The frontispiece of Il Colombo”
Countless are the ways music and visual arts meet. Here is the short account of what was recently discovered behind a painting on copper.* This tale begins…… Read more “The plate and the painter: on a little discovery in late 2017”
I ran into a drawing by Giovanni Pietro Ligari (1686-1748) at the Casa Ligari museum in Sondrio (Palazzo Sassi de Lavizzari). It looked too Flemish to me.…… Read more “Noli me Tangere”