a Polaroid in Canova’s Studio

On the long tradition of Atelier d'Artiste paintings, which today also preserve an extraordinary historical value, the Pompeo Calvi's (1806-1884) painting appears like a modern snapshot, like a Polaroid that captures the exact moment of life. What happens in a place, a context, a real scene that otherwise we could only imagine. The interior of the roman...

Peepshow from the Past

Lorado Taft had bigger plans. His studio, near the south edge of the Midway, became a gathering place, studio space, and living quarters for the many artists under his tutelage, creating a modern Renaissance workshop with Taft at the head, initiating oftentimes grandiose projects in which everyone was expected to take part. One of this project was the Dream Museum,...

Apron or Smock?

Every craftsman wears the most suitable clothing for his work, with the aim first of all to protect his body. The differences consist in the type of garment but also in the different type of fabric or leather that can be more or less indicated on the materials and equipment used. Today, workwear has become...

the Statue of Liberty – Under the Skin

On June 19th of 1885 the French frigate Isère anchored in the sea of ​​Bedloe's Island in New York. In its holds was kept an exceptional load as well as precious, 214 crates of robust wood, well constructed and placed, that contained the complete all sections to build the most famous statue in the world....

l’Atelier Musée d’Antoine Bourdelle

One of the most fascinating places in Paris is the studio of Antoine Bourdelle (1861-1929) in Montparnasse. The calm and extraordinary light suggest the real atmosphere during a moment of creation by this famous sculptor. Every oject is there to evoke the intimacy of this 'sacred' place. The skylight and the garden respect the taste typical of these places...