Lorenzo Giuntini and the Great Turtle

In the second half of 1882 Alfred Percival Maudslay (1850-1931), the famous English archaeologist and explorer, was laboriously busy in preparations for his new expedition to South America, Guatemala and Honduras to study the Mayan sculpture. After reporting a series of photographs, reliefs, measurements and 'Paper Squeezes’ from previous expeditions to Quirinuá, Copan and Yaxchilan,...

The Wounded Art

The birthplace of Antonio Canova where is located the house and today also his grave, is located in a wrong place. Italy north east, at the foot of the Monte Grappa and very close to the Piave and Brenta rivers, just where the Italian troops seized after the battle of Caporetto during the First World War in 1917. There, the...

Get the Face Back

Sometimes art meets life in a much deeper way. Some artists have done great things but have not received the right contribution during the decades.One of the was the american sculptress Anna Coleman Ladd. Anna was inspired to offer her talent as an artist to help world war I soldiers in France after reading an article...

Hold Out! – a Norman Rockwell’s illustration

In this small oil painting, the famous American illustrator Norman Rockwell (1894 - 1978) depicts the great depression of 1929. A man with a pretentious appearance and the dropped air holds two plaster busts. The man is working as a delivery man and his clothing is comprised of ordinary non-coordinated slacks, jacket, and vest over...

Anatomy of Man by Edouard Lanteri

Some time ago I discovered a remarkable Ecorchè model hiding in a dusty corner of the workshop. My father bought it many years before in an antiquary shop and I remember it among the cast collection since I was a kid. I was very surprised when I realized that was exactly the famous Anatomy...