Identificato nel 1984 a seguito di una ricognizione condotta dalla Soprintendenza per il Colosseo, il Museo Nazionale Romano e l’Area Archeologica di Roma, il sito de La Polledrara di Cecanibbio è tra i pochi siti paleontologici musealizzati in Italia ed è un’importante testimonianza della preistoria nell’area romana.
Dei pigmenti (ITA)
Il re degli azzurri (ITA)
The etymology of this precious blue pigment named ultramarine blue or lapis lazuli, tells its story. The former (ultra – maris) suggests a color from far away, travelling along the sea before landing on the European coasts. That is what Filarete tells in his “Architectural treatise” in 1464. Indeed, the lapis lazuli stone is common in the Middle East, especially in Afghanistan (Badakshan mines), the first supplying country in ancient world. Here the first use of lapis lazuli as a pigment is attested in the 6th and 7th century.
Tessendo la tela: trama e ordito in Vermeer (ITA)
In this article we will try to understand how a canvas painting is made from the artworks of Johannes Vermeer. Vermeer mostly worked on canvas: just 2 of his 36 masterpieces are on panel. Vermeer shares a preference spreading in Italy from the 16th century. In fact, canvas were easier to prepare and carry. The word “canvas” is commonly used for different textiles – mostly linen – with a low tendency to absorb water. That is because of the presence of a net of vertical (warp) and horizontal (weft) wires.