Archive for November, 2009

Uomo Vitruviano at Accademia Gallery

Wednesday, November 25th, 2009

The Vitruvian Man, a Leonardo Da Vinci’s opera, can be admired again after seven years!!!

It has been stored at Accademia Art Gallery in venice since 1822, when it has been bought by the Austrian Government from a private collectors (together with other 25 Leonardo’s drawings). The drawning show the proportion of the man according to the standards of Vitruvio Pollio (a roman Architect, 1st Century a.C.).

The opera has been made in 1487, it’s a reprentation of the proportions between the man and the geometry. Vitruvius tought a man’s body had to be the source of proportions for the Classical orders of architecture.

This opera will be shown at Accademia Museum just until the 10th January 2010. If you are in Venice in this period don’t loos the opportunity to take a look at the original one!!!

Vitruvian Man - Leonardo Da Vince

Restored Fresco at Tolentini Church

Wednesday, November 11th, 2009

Fondazione Città Italia just finished the restoration of Cappella Pisani’s fresco, inside of Tolentini church close to Piazzale Roma in Venice, with the contribution of the Venice’s Casinò.

This Fresco is an opera of Camillo Procaccini: a portrait of angels and on the back a monk who shoot San Carlo Borromeo (a real happening!). This opera is a real rarity for many reasons: the author, the subject (San Carlo Borromeo is painted in the whole cappella, completely painted by Procaccini) and for the paint technique (oil based, very hard to preserve during the centuries).
But not the whole Cappella is restored, there are still 30.000 € missing to finish the job!!!

We remember you that the visit of the Tolentini Chruch is free of charge, if you come in Venice you have to visit it!!!

Cappella Pisani

Cappella Pisani before and after the restoration