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Giano-Culsans - Il doppio e l'ispirazione etrusca di Gino Severini. Dalle collezioni dell’Accademia Etrusca di Cortona
The exhibition "Giano-Culsans. Il doppio e l’ispirazione etrusca di Gino Severini. Dalle collezioni dell’Accademia Etrusca di Cortona" is dedicated to the theme of dualism and the double, in the two-faced, physical and symbolic relationship of dialectic and opposition. The protagonists are two Etruscan small bronzes from the 3rd century B.C., which are in turn compared with two sculptures by Gino Severini (1883-1966). The first of the two 3rd century BC Etruscan bronzes is Culsans, the Etruscan deity corresponding to the Roman Janus; the second is Selvans, god of the forest and agrarian activities.It is precisely from the Etruscan Culsans that Severini was inspired to create the two sculptures on display: the first is Giano bifronte, a bronze made in the early 1960s, while the second is a posthumous casting made at the behest of his daughter Romana Severini. Severini is an artist who has always shown interest in the Etruscan world, and more generally in the archaeology of his homeland with a strong connection to Cortona, his home town. An assiduous visitor to the Museo dell'Accademia Etrusca, he has often been inspired in his works by the finds preserved in the museum.The catalogue accompanying the exhibition, in addition to highlighting Severini's relationship with Etruscan art, delves into his bond with Pablo Picasso, another artist fascinated by the ancient world and the Etruscan one in particular, through the re-presentation of an exchange of letters dating back to 1958.
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Giano-Culsans

Il doppio e l'ispirazione etrusca di Gino Severini. Dalle collezioni dell’Accademia Etrusca di Cortona

Sergio Angori, Paolo Bruschetti, Giulio Paolucci, Romana Severini Brunori, Paolo Giulierini, Marco Belpoliti

pages: 88 pages

The exhibition "Giano-Culsans. Il doppio e l’ispirazione etrusca di Gino Severini. Dalle collezioni dell’Accademia Etrusca di Cortona" is dedicated to the theme of dualism and the double, in the two-faced, physical and symbolic relationship of dialectic and opposition. The protagonists are two Etruscan small bronzes from the 3rd century B.C., w
Tesori etruschi - La collezione Castellani tra storia e moda
The catalog is published in Italian with English text attachedThe exhibition “Etruscan Treasures. The Castellani Collection Between History and Fashion” (25 October 2023 – 3 March 2024), hosted at the Luigi Rovati Foundation and organized in collaboration with the Museo Nazionale Etrusco di Villa Giulia, brings to Milan the most important archaeological finds and extraordinary jewels of the Castellani collection, one of the richest and best-known Roman antiquarian collections, not only for the importance of the objects that compose it, but also for the relevance of the personalities who contributed to its creation during the nineteenth century.The name of the Castellani family is linked both to the invention of a new genre of jewelery and goldsmithery "in the style of the ancients", which imitated materials of archaeological origin in appearance and techniques, and to an intense activity of collecting and trading antiquities from the Peninsula, culminating in 1926 with the transfer of the largest core of the collection to the Museo Nazionale Etrusco di Villa Giulia.The possibility of exhibiting a selection of these objects, for the first time exceptionally outside their premises, allows us to appreciate not only the great variety of materials, but also the singular quality, which had long made the Castellani studio an obligatory stop for visitors to the Eternal City.The catalog follows the exhibition itinerary by presenting the works exhibited in the following sections: “Masterpieces”, “Mediterranean Productions”, “Women’s Life”, “Jewellery”, “Gods and Heroes” and “The Castellani Family”. With texts by Maria Paola Guidobaldi, Antonella Magagnini, Daniel Neumann, Valentino Nizzo, Giulio Paolucci, Giuseppe Sassatelli, Annalisa Zanni, the catalog is enriched by important contributions that add several new features to what was already known about the historical importance of the Castellani collection and on its characteristics, with particular attention to its intertwining of ancient and modern.
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Tesori etruschi

La collezione Castellani tra storia e moda

pages: 208

The catalog is published in Italian with English text attachedThe exhibition “Etruscan Treasures. The Castellani Collection Between History and Fashion” (25 October 2023 – 3 March 2024), hosted at the Luigi Rovati Foundation and organized in collaboration with the Museo Nazionale Etrusco di Villa Giulia, brings to Milan the most important arc
Il lampadario di Cortona - Dal collezionismo delle origini alle raccolte contemporanee
Italian edition onlyThe chandelier held by the Museo dell’Academia Etrusca in Cortona isone of the most renowned  Etruscan masterpieces.  Considered one of the finest examples of ancient bronze-work, itweighs more than a half a ton. The only Etruscan chandelier to have been found intact, it entered the collections of the museum after being discovered by chance and following complex negotiations for its acquisition. Today experts seem to agree that the monumental  lamp with 16 lips was made in a workshop located in the hinterland of central-southern Etruria, between Arezzo and Orvieto. An area that in the 4th century BCE was well equipped for a production of this kind, as indicated by the other large bronzes known to have originated there. The complex iconography, the remarkable quality of the casting technique, and the precious material, enable us to exclude the possibility of such a valuable artefact’s being installed in a private property. The most plausible hypothesis is that it was destined for a public sanctuary, where it would have been able to perform its function  uninterruptedly to great effect.The volume includes essays on the theme of lighting in the Etruscan world, antiquarian history, and the creation and analysis of the decorative apparatus of the chandelier. These are complemented by a selection of letters and documents taken from Nuove letture del lampadario etrusco (1988) and a new introductory essay by Paolo Bruschetti and Giulio Paolucci, written especially for the exhibition at the Fondazione Luigi Rovati Art Museum.
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Il lampadario di Cortona

Dal collezionismo delle origini alle raccolte contemporanee

pages: 112 pages

Italian edition onlyThe chandelier held by the Museo dell’Academia Etrusca in Cortona isone of the most renowned  Etruscan masterpieces.  Considered one of the finest examples of ancient bronze-work, itweighs more than a half a ton. The only Etruscan chandelier to have been found intact, it entered the collections of the museum after being disc
Collezionisti, accademie, musei: storie del mondo etrusco dal XVI al XIX secolo - Atti dei convegni internazionali "La tradizione etrusca e il collezionismo in Europa dal XVI al XIX secolo", Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa, 2014-2016
Italian edition onlyThis book presents the proceedings of two international conferences on the Etruscan heritage and collecting in Europe from the 16th to the 19th century held in the splendid setting of the Palazzone di Cortona (1–2 November 2014 and 29–31 January 2016). Organized by the Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa and the Municipal Council of Cortona, these events marked the culmination of the research project “The Etruscan Academy of Cortona: Collecting and the Republic of Letters in 18th-Century Europe”, supervised by Maurizio Ghelardi and directed by Ilaria Bianchi. Great scholarly importance attaches to the conferences, which addressed subjects connected with museology and collecting that have become a focus of antiquarian interest in recent years. The Etruscan world and collecting are also at the centre of the work of the Fondazione Luigi Rovati, whose Etruscan museum in Milan endeavours to play an active part in the study and valorization of the archaeological heritage, not least by developing solid relations with academic institutions inside and outside Italy. This approach could hardly fail to include Cortona and the Accademia Etrusca, with which collaboration has been established in support of research and scholarly debate. The Fondazione Luigi Rovati readily espoused the project of publishing the contributions of the scholars present at the conferences as a preliminary step towards in-depth examination of the processes whereby the collections of the major Italian and European museums were built up.
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Collezionisti, accademie, musei: storie del mondo etrusco dal XVI al XIX secolo

Atti dei convegni internazionali "La tradizione etrusca e il collezionismo in Europa dal XVI al XIX secolo", Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa, 2014-2016

pages: 343 pages

Italian edition onlyThis book presents the proceedings of two international conferences on the Etruscan heritage and collecting in Europe from the 16th to the 19th century held in the splendid setting of the Palazzone di Cortona (1–2 November 2014 and 29–31 January 2016). Organized by the Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa and the Municipal Counc
 

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