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Marble carving tables

Marble carving tables

Thanks to the discoveries at Herculaneum and Pompeii, a new chapter in the history of the use of colored marble began in the 18th century: objects were made, especially table tops, which at first constituted real souvenirs or became a source of curiosity for fans of classicism who came to Rome to admire the vestiges. […]

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Curious figure that of the antiquarian!!!

Curious figure that of the antiquarian!!!

A merchant destined to deal with a special “commodity”: the evidence of our past, of our own and others’ civilization. On the one hand, he must not fail in his role as a merchant, as an entrepreneur who leads a business and cannot do without the logic of profit; on the other hand, he must […]

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Neapolitan gouache

Neapolitan gouache

* …Nu quadro è luntananza… The technique of “gouache,” or “guazzo,” has always been used in painting, but it is in the landscape genre in the eighteenth century that it yields its most significant results. In Naples it spread from the second half of the 18th century and lasted throughout the 19th century. The technique […]

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The “bianchi” Majolica of Compendiary style

The “bianchi” Majolica of Compendiary style

The term ‘Majolica’ refers to all those artifacts made from worked and subsequently fired earth. Since ancient times the soils and clays used came from quarries or rivers and were previously treated and purified before use after which the mixture was mixed with other elements according to predetermined doses designed for the material to reach […]

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Artist’s repentance

Artist’s repentance

Artist’s repentance or correction is nothing more than the change that the artist makes in the course of the work, in some already executed part of the work itself; it can be discovered by the resurfacing, with the passage of time and especially in ancient paintings, from the deepest and often initial layers of color. […]

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Barnebys talks about us

Barnebys talks about us

The largest art search engine talks about us and our auctions. Barnebys is not one of the many online auction platforms, no transactions are made on their site, rather it has become a point of reference for the collector.   It was born in 2011 in Sweden and then also established itself in the USA, […]

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