Leonardo’s Codex Atlanticus

Leonardo da Vinci INVENTOR, ARTIST, GENIUS… The first Italian designer ever with a penchant for being incredibly  ahead of his time. He didn’t just invent new things, he also came up with concepts  and designs which took centuries for mankind to implement and develop. A visionary who merged art [...]

Pinacoteca Ambrosiana Milano

©Veneranda Biblioteca Ambrosiana, Milano  |  courtesy: camerAnebbia srl MORE THAN 24 ROOMS, 300 PAINTINGS, THE ENTIRE LEONARDO DA VINCI CODEX ATLANTICUS The Biblioteca and Pinacoteca Ambrosiana was founded in Milan in 1607.  It is the first library ever to be open to anyone who could write and read. Galileo Galilei used to attend it for his studies. The pInacoteca is made [...]

Opera Historical Archive

Italian Opera Arts The Ricordi Historical Archive is a private collection  and tells the story of the most important Italian Operas  and of La Scala Theatre in Milan. The Archive is housed within the Palazzo di Brera in Milan. The universally known masterpieces of Rossini, Verdi, Puccini, [...]

Getty Museum

The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center features works of art dating from the eighth through the twenty-first century, showcased against a backdrop of dramatic architecture, tranquil gardens, and breathtaking views of Los Angeles. The Getty collection is made of 30.000 pieces among ancient art, [...]

Van Gogh, Irises

Vincent van Gogh (Dutch, 1853 – 1890) - Irises, 1889, Oil on canvas - 74.3 × 94.3 cm (29 1/4 × 37 1/8 in.), 90.PA.20 - The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles Maybe the world best known painting. In 1987 this painting was bought [...]

New York Public Library

The New York Public Library is a palace of wonders  containing diverse collections of over 46 million  objects including rare books, maps, paintings, prints,  sculpture, photographs, films, recorded sound,  furniture, ephemera, rare and important historical  documents. www.nypl.org Berenice Abbott "Changing New York", [...]

Getty Villa Malibu

The Getty Villa  is one of the locations of the Getty Museum and is located between the cities of Los Angeles and Malibu. The museum, housed in a building structured as the ancient Roman villa Villa dei Papiri in Ercolano, boasts more than 44,000 works of ancient  [...]

Terracotta Army at Xi’An

The mausoleum of the first Qin emperor (秦始皇陵S, Qín ShǐhuánglíngP) is the most important archaeological site in China. It is located near Xi'an, in Shaanxi province, and consists of an extensive funerary complex designed in the guise of the imperial capital of Xianyang on an area of 6.3 km. Work on its construction [...]

Beijing Palace Museum

The Beijing Palace Museum is housed in the Forbidden City, China's Ming Dynasty and Qing Dynasty imperial palace. For nearly five centuries, it was the home of the Emperor and his family and the ceremonial and political center of the Chinese government. UNESCO World Heritage Site. 15 millions visitors [...]

Hokusai

"Hokusai is not only one artist among others in the floating world, he is an island, a continent, alone a world." (Edgar Degas) Painter and xylographer, Katsushika Sori aka "Hokusai" (Edo 1760 - Edo 1849) is considered one of the greatest Japanese artists of all time. The artist chose the [...]

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