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OPENING TIMES

From 10th to 18th February 2024
From Monday to Wednesday 3.00 am – 7.00 pm
From Thursday to Sunday 10.30 am – 7.00 pm

Tickets price € 15 on sale at ModenaFiere

Reduced access price € 12 for:
• Invalids and soldiers
• MEF member
• FAI cards

dove siamo

WHERE WE ARE

ModenaFiere srl

Exhibition Center ModenaFiere
Viale Virgilio 90 – 41123 Modena
tel +39 059 848380
fax +39 059 848790

Free entry for the categories below:
• AAI
• FIMA
• AEFI
• Bolognafiere passes
• Modenafiere passes
• Rotary club Modena
• Friends of the Estensi Galleries
• 100% non-self-sufficient disabled people with companion
• Police

Phone

ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE OF THE EVENT ``MODENAFIERE``

phone +39 059 848380
e-mail: info@modenantiquaria.it

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HOW TO GET TO MODENAFIERE

Arriving by plane:
By car the exhibition center is only 20 minutes far from Bologna Marconi Airport. It is available also a shuttle service to Modena. For detailed information www.aerbus.it
Flight information: www.bologna-airport.it
In addition, the exhibition center is 45 minutes far from Verona Catullo Airport and one hour and 15 minutes from Milan Linate Airport

Arriving by train:
The Modena railway station is connected with the main Italian cities; for further information you can consult the website www.ferroviedellostato.com
From the station you can take bus no. 9 that will take you directly to the exhibition center (Bus Stop: Fiera, it is near the entrance).
Reach Modena by train and take advantage of special discounts.

Arriving by car:
A1motorway: Exit Modena Nord, at the intersection with the Brenner motorway. The exhibition center can also be reached from the north and south ring roads of Modena.

Arriving by pubblic trasport:
The exhibition center can be reached taking the bus no. 9 of the urban transport line (Bus Stop: Fiera, it is near the entrance). For further information: www.setaweb.it

Arriving by taxi:
– 10% discount for the routes:
Modena Train Station – ModenaFiere
ModenaFiere – Modena Train Station
Discounts are reserved for COTAMO Taxis, control the abbreviations placed on the front sides of the taxis.
Radiotaxi tel 0039/059/374242

MODENANTIQUARIA 37th ANTIQUE SHOW

The treasure chest of Beauty reveals its secrets and treasures at ModenaFiere.
A sought-after destination and meeting point for art collectors, designers, Experts in search of masterpieces for large international collections or museums and lovers of art and refinement.

PROJECTS AND LANDSCAPES BETWEEN CLASSIC AND CONTEMPORARY
30th EDITION

Petra is renewed, in a new format dedicated to the outdoors, which combines the past and the present, the ancient and the modern, the classic and the contemporary, between city and countryside.

Petra becomes the exhibition dedicated to landscape design between classic and contemporary.

ITALIAN MASTERPIECES FROM THE 13TH TO THE 20TH CENTURY, III EDITION

Modenantiquaria presents the second edition of Sculptura new thematic space dedicated to Sculpture which consolidates the ambition to become an annual event for all collectors and enthusiasts. In recent years, sculpture has awakened an exceptional market interest: it is therefore the project that was missing, a suitable place to learn about new trends, authors, proposals, and quotations.

NEWS

Great success for the XXX Edition of Petra, “Projects and Landscapes between classic and contemporary”!

This thirtieth edition of Petra saw the birth of two new thematic areas “DOMUS PETRA” by Giulio Cappellini, the hybridization between indoor and outdoor in the city, and “SLOW GARDEN LIFESTYLE“, by Marta Meda and Luca Fois, an installation that explores, thanks to a selection of high design objects and materials from the most prestigious Italian and international brands, the new aesthetics of the landscape.

We thank the architects and designers who contributed to the creation of this new project:
Antonella Grossi
Marta Meda
Luca Fois
Giulio Cappellini
Leonardo Talarico
Ilaria Marelli

We thank the “Friends of the Landscape” Committee made up of:
Mauro Felicori – Councilor for Culture and Landscape of the Emilia Romagna Region
Gianluca Cristoni – President Biohabitat
Marco Filippucci – President of the Emilia Romagna Architects Federation
Luca Fois – Creative Advisor
Antonella Grossi – ModenaFiere Consultant
Marco Momoli – CEO of ModenaFiere
Ruggero Moncada Di Paternò – Architect
Roberto Pasini – Full Professor of Landscape Architecture – ALMA Mater Studiorum University of Bologna
Judith Wade – President of Grandi Giardini Italiani

Thanks to Gianluca Cristoni and to Daniela Campogrande for the setup!

Thanks to all the exhibitors:
DOMUS PETRA:
Artelinea
Cassina
CC Tapis
Ceramica Flaminia
Ethimo
Icone Luce
Lapis Vitae
Olmar
Paolelli Garden
Steeles
Travertino Toscano
Treesse
Vetrine Empoli

SLOW GARDEN LIFESTYLE:
Astro Lighting
Diamond Fire
Giacopini
Euro 3 Plast
Newfloor
Picta
Plust Collection
Red hook lab
Toynamics Italy

PETRA:
Antichità Amore
Antichità Davide
Antihità San Martino
Antichità Storchi Paolo
Antichità Tuci Rita
Antonio Magni Antichità
Arte Arredo Andriollo
Atelier du Bois
Bovo Alberto
Campagnola Restauro – Restauro opere d’arte
Copetti antiquari
Eurekart di Paolo Sessa
Green Code
Historya restauri e decorazioni
Il mercante Antichità
Miele di Giovanna dalla Turca
Orvieto Arte
Pavarani Enrico “Atelier del Design”
Piera Giglio
Salpa di Pisani Paolo
Scalabrini Marco Antichità

Thanks to:
Order of architects, planners, landscape architects and conservators of Modena

We look forward to seeing you next year at Petra ModenaFiere!

Modenantiquaria, in its 37th edition, confirms itself as the most prestigious annual business center for ancient art in Italy!
A heartfelt thanks to the antique dealers who accompanied us and who we hope will be with us again next year!

Here we are with the second thanks news dedicated to the antique dealers who supported us and who we hope will be with us next year too!

THANK YOU:
Antiques Scarapazzi
E.L.A. Antichità
Antichità G.N. di Luciano Guagenti
Liberty Art Nouveau di Tina Biazzi e figlie
Galleria La Torre
Galleria “Le due Torri”
Santa Barbara Art Gallery
L.M. Gallery
Blu Old Sheffield
Antichità Fabrizio Fallavena
Galleria Mason
Arte-Moda
Merigo Art Books
Bertacchi Orfeo Antichità
Bulgarelli Fausto
Gems and Antiques
Milani Antichità
Big/Ciaccioarte
SA Fine Art
B& Facchini
Galleria Giamblanco
Galleria Roberto Ducci
Art Decoratif
Ossimoro Galleria d’Arte
Galleria d’Arte San Barnaba
Galerie de Cicco
Les Galeries du Luxembourg
Egidi Madeinitaly
Quadreria dell’800
Conti Caponi Galleria
Gallerie Maspes
Art Studio Pedrazzini
Antichità La Bagatelle
Federico Andrisani
Galleria 900
Optima Cecchetto Antiquario
Barbieri Fine Art
Il mercante antichità
I Volpini
Atelier du Bois
Bottega d’Arte
Sine Tempore Studio
Galleria d’Arte Bentivegna
Odisseus Antiques
Paolo Campopiano
Amici delle Gallerie Estensi

37 record-breaking years for Modenantiquaria: we thank the antique dealers who supported us and who we hope will be with us again next year!

Ancient art conquers audiences and sales!

Target achieved: the quality of the galleries present is very high – with the most important nationally and big international names – and of the works proposed, sales are good.

We thank the Antique Dealers who supported us and who we hope will be with us again next year, in two consecutive posts given the large number!

Thank you!:
Cantore Galleria Antiquaria
Carlo Orsi
Maurizio Nobile Fine Art
Marco Longari di Longari Arte Milano
Altomani & Sons
Antonacci Lapiccirella Fine Art
Paolo Antonacci Roma
Fondantico di Tiziana Sassoli
Enrico Gallerie d’Arte
Ars Antiqua Milano
Tornabuoni Arte – Arte Antica
Verdini Antiques
800900 Art Studio
Secol-Art di Davide Masoero
Giovanni Asioli Martini Antiquariato
DYS44 Lampronti Gallery
Phidias Antiques
Mearini Fine Art
Dario Ghio Antiques
Raffaello Pernici – Best Ceramics
Copetti Antiquari
Antichità Giglio
Attilio Cecchetto Antiquario
Antichità all’Oratorio
Galleria d’Arte del Caminetto
Matheus Gallery
Maurizio Brandi Antiquario
Reve Art
AliceFineArt
Mirco Cattai
Galleria Antiquaria Camellini
Iotti Antichità
Studiolo
Moroni Renzo
Enrico Lumina
Antichità La Pieve
Kalòs di Bozzoni Fausto
Antichità Via Ganaceto
Arcuti Fine Art
Mattarte
Giusti Antichità
Galleria d’Arte Cinquantasei
R.V. Art Gallery Studio
Butterfly Institute Fine Art
Galleria Arte Cesaro
Galleria d’Arte Goldoni
Lanfranco Donatone
La Galleria BPER Banca

SCULPTURA:
Botticelli Antichità
Alessandra Di Castro
Mearini Fine Art
Cantore Galleria Antiquaria
Secol-Art di Davide Masoero
Carlo Orsi
Walter Padovani
Longari Arte Milano
Altomani & Sons
Giovanni Asioli Martini Antiquariato
Brun Fine Art
Maurizio Nobile Fine Art
Antonacci Lapiccirella Fine Art
Galleria Gomiero
Galleria del Caminetto
Copetti Antiquari

Bruno Botticelli, President of the Italian Antique Dealers Association, for Modenantiquaria 2024!

“Ancient art is going through an excellent moment, in the sense that great masterpieces are holding up the market perfectly, proof of which is that after two three hundred years of collecting ancient art is still the most coveted product in Italy.

I always refer to the Italian market because I consider Italy the true homeland of ancient art, sculpture is an essential, fundamental part of it.

The work I am exhibiting at Sculptura 2024, is realized by a Venetian sculptor from Treviso, Giovanni Comin, between 600 and 700.

The work perfectly represents our times, the times of vanity, years in which we focus too much on the external appearance, on beauty and on what appears, sometimes losing sight of the true meanings of life!” Bruno Botticelli

Fabrizio Moretti, General Secretary of the International Antiques Biennial of Florence, at Modenantiquaria 2024!

Thank you Fabrizio for honoring us with your presence!

“Ancient art is a niche market, a market for the sophisticated person, but Modenantiquaria has always been a place where all woodworm lovers always come.

I began my career as a dealer here in 1999 and I remember this audience who was passionate about paintings, sculptures, furniture and tapestries.

This is Modena, a beautiful market where you can find everything and more and it makes us understand again how much love for art and for the art market exists in the Italian province.”

Thanks Fabrizio Moretti

Tg2 Mizar, by Tommaso Ricci, dedicates a prestigious report to Modenantiquaria!
In the interview: Marco Momoli, CEO ModenaFiere, Pietro Cantore, Attilio Luigi Ametta, Francesca Antonacci and Marco Longari!

“Total immersion in one of the peculiar dimensions of Italy, the country with the greatest antiquarian intensity in the world, where creative production and the pleasure of being surrounded by it have their privileged residence. It is the Modenantiquaria now in its XXXVII Edition, the most important showcase in Italy, where the best antique dealers in the country, and beyond, meet with buyers from all over the world to give circulation to beauty.

Around it are celebrated the marriage of passions and business, pleasures and investments, furniture, paintings, objects and a special section for sculpture, a large department dedicated to exteriors, the traditional PETRA, classic and modern, ancient and contemporary, every predilection can be found here its satisfaction and also for those who are not directly interested in purchasing it is an extraordinary opportunity to form, forge and increase one’s taste.

Wandering around the stands and pavilions of Modenantiquaria is truly a rewarding experience.”
Tommaso Ricci

Live from Modenantiquaria: Lampronti Gallery, Altomani & Sons and Mearini Fine Art, absolute prestige.

Modenantiquaria: the Beauty of History, the Prestige of Tradition until February 18th at ModenaFiere!

LIVE shots live from Modenantiquaria 2024: great Timeless Art!

Lampronti Gallery – Il Correggio 22
Altomani & Sons – The Carracci 11
Mearini Fine Art – Guido Reni 4

Timetables:
from Monday to Wednesday from 3.00 pm to 7.00 pm
from Thursday to Sunday from 10.30 am to 7.00 pm

Entrance ticket €15 on sale at ModenaFiere
Reduced admission €12
For reductions, consult our website on the INFO Times and Tickets page

LIVE: Longari Arte Milano, Enrico Gallerie d'Arte and Verdini Antiques at Modenantiquaria 2024, true art excellence!

Modenantiquaria: the Beauty of History, the Prestige of Tradition until February 18th at ModenaFiere!

LIVE shots live from Modenantiquaria 2024: great Timeless Art!

Longari Arte Milano – Guido Reni 5
Enrico Gallerie d’Arte – Il Guercino 5
Verdini Antiques – Il Guercino 1

Timetables:
from Monday to Wednesday from 3.00 pm to 7.00 pm
from Thursday to Sunday from 10.30 am to 7.00 pm

Entrance ticket €15 on sale at ModenaFiere
Reduced admission €12
For reductions, consult our website on the INFO Times and Tickets page

The lion, symbol of the sun, strength, and courage: an image of royalty and heroism! Petra 2024 awaits you until Sunday 18 February!

The lion is the image of royalty and the embodiment of heroic debut.

In Buddhism, the lion symbolizes courage, dignity, and stability.
It is believed that Buddha, in one of his incarnations, had the appearance of a lion.

In China, the lion was associated with the idea of power.

The characteristics of the lion can be admired in the images of mythical creatures, such as: the sphinx, the griffin, and the chimera.

Images of lionesses as guards are common in Egypt, Assyria and Babylon, India.
In medieval bestiaries, the lion is endowed with the ability to sleep with his eyes open, and for this reason, he is also heard as the embodiment of an alert guard for your home!

In heraldry, the lion represents strength, virtue and prudence.
The lion in Christianity stands out as an ambivalent figure.
The roar of the lion is like the word of God and the devil, “like a roaring lion.”

The lion, as interpreted by Jerome, symbolizes the evangelist Mark, who announces the royal dignity of Christ.
It is also the emblem of the Son of God and endowed with a penchant for contemplation, asceticism and solitude.

Dante describes it as a symbol of pride.

In many esoteric traditions, the lion is a symbol of the sun.

In Freemasonry, the lion represents power and glory; the top of the Royal Arch, where the sun returns during the summer solstice.

In the mysteries of Mithras, those who successfully passed the tests were called “lions”.

Isaiah’s prophecy provides the biblical symbolism of the lion, resting peacefully beside the sheep.

In Christian legend, we find Daniel with the lions in the den together.

For Jung, the lion in nature is a symbol of hidden passions, it can indicate the risk of being absorbed by the unconscious.

In alchemy, the lion is the symbol of raw, untreated material.
In combination with three other animals, it is an element of the earth.

The Earth lion is the enemy of the celestial eagle, master of nature, spokesperson of strength and support of the masculine principle.
It is the actual “red” symbol.
The winged lion is the element of fire: “Philosophical Fire”.
Two lions represent constant struggle, sunlight, morning, royalty, and victory.

In Greece, the lion was the emblem of the calendar.
In spring Dionysus could take on the appearance of a lion.

In heraldic systems, lion means prudence, firmness and strength of mind.

Impressive and proud lions await you in Petra 2024 until February 18!

MARCO MOMOLI, CEO of ModenaFiere, for the XXXVII EDITION OF MODENANTIQUARIA, the leading event of the ModenaFiere trade fair calendar!

“WE ARE VERY HAPPY WITH THE RESULTS WE HAVE HAD SO FAR, 120 ANTIQUE GALLERIES for an edition of true excellence.

The event is the LEADER event in our country for high-level antiques and is always accompanied by two other important events: “PETRA”, this year with a truly new style dealing with all that concerns the furnishing of both classical and contemporary art of outdoor spaces and landscapes, and SCULPTURA, a section dedicated to sculptural works from the 13th to the 20th century.”

GREAT EVENTS IN MODENA UNTIL FEBRUARY 18!!!”

Great Protagonists on display, LIVE shots: Cantore Galleria Antiquaria, Fondantico by Tiziana Sassoli and Phidias Antiques, true timeless Art!

Modenantiquaria: the Beauty of History, the Prestige of Tradition until February 18th at ModenaFiere!

LIVE shots from Modenantiquaria 2024: great Timeless Art!

Cantore Galleria Antiquaria – Guido Reni 1
Fondantico di Tiziana Sassoli – I Carracci 1
Phidias Antiques – Guido Reni 2

Timetables:
from Monday to Wednesday from 3.00 pm to 7.00 pm
from Thursday to Sunday from 10.30 am to 7.00 pm

Entrance ticket €15 on sale at ModenaFiere
Reduced admission €12
For reductions, consult our website.

Slow Garden Lifestyle and the squirrel "Jerome" by Red Hook at Petra 2024!

The “Jerome” squirrel by Red Hook is the realization of an idea that combines imagination with absolute quality.

Technological research inspired by creativity.

An experience, a journey into the exceptional nature of everyday life.

Jerome the squirrel is an elegant guardian of light and color!

Beauty has no dimension and Red Hook has created Jerome XXL which is giant like your dreams and Jerome medium so you can always have it next to you!

Come to Petra until February 18th at ModenaFiere to choose your favorite size!

Timetables:
from Monday to Wednesday from 3.00 pm to 7.00 pm
from Thursday to Sunday from 10.30 am to 7.00 pm

Tickets:
Entrance ticket €15 on sale at ModenaFiere
Reduced access at the price of €12

The East and its wonders: magical carpets from a thousand and one nights in the Mirco Cattai gallery!

The Mirco Cattai Gallery presents the Kazak carpets, among the most significant of this area: Kazak with swastikas, karaciof and Bordjialu, a large Star Kazak and three Transilvania carpets, a Lotto ushak, a double niche and a Tintoretto ushak.

The making of a carpet has a very rich meaning.

The carpet’s spine, the warp yarns, evoke the immutable and divine axis of the world, which connects the earth to the sky, while the horizontal weft yarns symbolize the infinite weaving of worlds and destinies. The carpet is an image of the universe, where creatures are knotted and woven by God on the chain of his omniscience.

Depending on its decoration, it is also an abstract figure of the soul, its balance and its complexity.

Each carpet is a world in miniature and reflects the ideals, values and life of a community. It leads to the invisible, to the threshold of the soul.

Mirco Cattai awaits you in Modenantiquaria from 10 to 18 February: pure magic to experience!

Petra 2024 is a true oasis of peace where you can take refuge to escape the hustle and bustle of the city!

Orvieto Arte, the great protagonist of Petra 2024, has real “winter gardens” in store for you, customizable in size, paint, number and type of doors and windows; heavy and solid structures that can be paved with stone, tuff, marble, travertine, wood or brick.

A rest area for you and your family, a study area surrounded by greenery, a winter garden to shelter your plants, your flowers or lemons!

Orvieto Arte awaits you in Petra until February 18th at ModenaFiere!

Timetables:
from Monday to Wednesday from 3.00 pm to 7.00 pm
from Thursday to Sunday from 10.30 am to 7.00 pm

Tickets:
Entrance ticket €15 on sale at ModenaFiere
Reduced admission €12
For reductions, consult the website on the INFO page Timetables and tickets.

Animalier portraiture: a great homage to the animal kingdom by Rv Art Gallery Studio at Modenantiquaria 2024!

Animalier portraiture pays particular attention to the ethological component, paying a real homage to the animal kingdom both in terms of morphology and character, often placed in anthropocentric contexts, the subjects never lose the ancestral nature of the species.

The artists who dedicated their careers to this theme, which for centuries remained a niche genre where the human figure is almost totally excluded or placed in the background, were first and foremost great enthusiasts and connoisseurs.

After an accurate study, they spent endless moments of observation in close contact with the subjects, exposed to any atmospheric condition
, creating an infinite number of sketches to capture the best pose to translate onto canvas or transform into material as regards sculpture.

Many works, as in this case, are precious testimonies of the evolutionary phase that concerns the various species. In the dog world as well as in the equestrian world, breeds have undergone significant transformations based on the aptitude developed in activities in close contact with humans.

RV Art Gallery Studio IS WAITING FOR YOU among cats, dogs, horses… man’s best friends… because Modenantiquaria is also this!

High-ranking oriental characters for Sculptura 2024 by Secol Art by Davide Masoero!

This is a rare pair of modeled stucco objects depicting oriental characters, with robes that determine a high rank of belonging, in use as a compendium of furnishings in the Chinese cabinets present in the Savoy Royal Palaces (and not only) from the first half of the 18th century.

To highlight this, two images are explanatory and exhaustive, one taken from the catalog of the 1963 Piedmontese Baroque exhibition curated by Vittorio Viale, it is Room ; the other is the full-page publication in the series Mobili Regionali Italiani – Il Piemonte by Elio Quaglino, Ed. Gorlich, of the female figure.

The exceptionality is the recent discovery of the male figure on the antiques market which makes these objects UNIQUE.
The provenance also certifies the passage from the prestigious Antique Gallery of Armando Colombari in Turin (the paper stamps of the time are present) and subsequently to a prestigious private collection in Turin (which intends to remain anonymous).

The rarity of the objects is further strengthened by the fact that similar works in polychrome painted stucco were often created in Piedmont, of which, however, nineteenth-century replicas also exist.

Secol Art awaits you with the magic of the East at Sculptura 2024 from 10 to 18 February at ModenaFiere!

COUPLE OF DIGNITARIES
Modeled and patinated stucco, painted with golden motifs and traces of profiles in the tone of blue
Piedmontese modeller of the mid-18th century.
H. 74 cm. diameter of the base approximately 20 cm.

SLOW GARDEN LIFESTYLE by Marta Meda and Luca Fois present "JOIE", design Michele Giacopini and "FLIP", design Salomè Hazan (by GIACOPINI)!

JOIE is an elegant table football for true connoisseurs!!
Completely made of metal, with attention to the smallest details with cork knobs and ball!

FLIP is a very comfortable and refined seat with two stations and a coordinated table which, when turned, transforms into a chaise longue with footrest, the maximum leisure to enjoy on your terrace or in your garden!!

We are waiting for you at Petra 2024…until February 18th, ModenaFiere Pad. B!

Timetables:
from Monday to Wednesday from 3.00 pm to 7.00 pm
from Thursday to Sunday from 10.30 am to 7.00 pm

Tickets:
Entrance ticket €15 on sale at ModenaFiere
Reduced access at the price of €12

MODENANTIQUARIA is also TALK and ENTERTAINMENT with STYLE!

Saturday 10 February, at 6.00 pm, Meeting Area pad. A,
“COLLECTING AND HERITAGE. Passions in comparison” with

Toto Bergamo Rossi, Director Venetian Heritage,
Alessandra Di Castro, Vice President of AAI,
Stefano Aluffi Pentini, Art Historian,
Tommaso Pasquali, Art Historian, Director of Palazzo Bentivoglio, Bologna

Leonardo Piccinini, moderator.

MODENANTIQUARIA: the Beauty of History, the Prestige of Tradition

UNTIL FEBRUARY 18th at ModenaFiere!

Petra 2024 in “Slow Garden Lifestyle” by Marta Meda and Luca Fois live from ModenaFiere with the Fade line by PLUST Collection and the MATERICA by Picta Collection!

Fade is a family of furnishings that stands out for a vibrant surface and particular finishes that restore the effect of natural materials such as stone and granite.
Dream objects starting from:

Fade Coffee Table Structure, a low table that requires an HPL top, to be chosen separately.
Fade Chair, a comfortable armchair with a redone surface with finishes that appear natural.
Fade Table Lamp, a small waterfall of light that can be positioned anywhere.
The ridged surface of the base creates a singular play of shadows.
Fade Table Lamp Metal the new proposal that illuminates every room with a cascade of light.

Picta presents spectacular
Material bottles
Tower vases
Amphora vases
Conical Vases
Flower pots

all in scratched finish available in 3 colors, carbon black, sand and lava red.

Gods of Olympus, winged lions, maids and vestals, fairies and mischievous elves for your garden: Petra 2024 awaits you!

Come to Petra to discover an enchanted world…handmaids and vestals for the protection of your home and family, mischievous elves who come to life, Olympian gods and winged lions await you until February 18th!

Timetables:
from Monday to Wednesday from 3.00 pm to 7.00 pm
from Thursday to Sunday from 10.30 am to 7.00 pm

Tickets:
Entrance ticket €15 on sale at ModenaFiere
Reduced access at the price of €12

Sira, beautiful in appearance and heart: Fabiola's slave, with high moral qualities and disturbing charm, awaits you in Phidias Antiques at Modenantiquaria 2024!

The Novara sculptor Alessandro Rondoni (1841- post 1898) was one of the most talented students of Vincenzo Vela at the Albertina Academy in Turin, at least until 1867; he later perfected himself and worked in Rome and Naples.

Sira is one of his first compositions to have received widespread approval from the public and critics.

The subject chosen by the artist is taken from the historical novel, well known at the time, set in ancient Rome and entitled Fabiola or the Church of the Catacombs, published in 1854 by the high prelate of Irish origins (but born in Seville) N.P.S. Wiseman (later also Archbishop of Westminster).

It also featured the tragic story of the slave Sira owned by the young and beautiful mistress Fabiola. Sira in the novel has Middle Eastern origins and is of Christian faith.

In the interpretation given by the Italian sculptor, the slave wears a bracelet decorated with a cross and the monogram of Christ. Rondoni’s composition captures the moment following the wounding of Sira’s arm with a stiletto by the mistress, of pagan faith, offended by the words full of Christian brotherhood uttered by her slave.

Compared to the martyry and virginal figure of the slave outlined in the Irish prelate’s novel, the sacral component of the subject is somewhat toned down in Rondoni’s work, which connotes the young and beautiful figure of a human charge, at times sensual, well in line with the ‘realist’ taste of the time, so much so that the painter Costantino Abbatecola, commenting on the marble version today at the Gallery of Modern Art in Palermo, highlighted precisely these aspects with some emphasis, concluding: «one of those ideal slaves who would would drive a master who was lucky enough to own her and to understand the beauties of her face and heart to go mad.”
Sira awaits you in Phidias Antiques in Modenantiquaria 2024 until February 18th!

Alessandro Rondoni
“Sira”, 1873.
Polychrome marbles, burnished bronze and golden mosaic at the base.
Circular base with a rotating movement hinge.
Titled «SIRA» in capital letters and signed in italics «A. Rondoni / Rome» at the base.

Marco Longari, great International Protagonist at Modenantiquaria 2024, presents "Lion’s head"!

Marco Longari returns to Modenantiquaria “with great vigor and enthusiasm – he states – because this is the first truly important event of the year.

It is an exhibition in which you really have a finger on the pulse of the situation in the world of art, an exhibition that has the patronage of the Association of Antique Dealers of Italy which guarantees a quality mark.

I present an object from my exhibition, this incredible “Lion’s Head“, a marble fragment probably from a shelf. It is a Lombard lion head from the late 13th and early 14th centuries.

I chose it because I find it to be a very modern object despite being so medieval. With this incredible decoration in the hair, it is an object that would look good among works of contemporary art.” concludes Longari.

Marco Longari, the great International Protagonist at Modenantiquaria 2024, awaits you until February 18th at the Guido Reni 5 stand.

Thank you Marco Longari for honoring us with your presence!

Antonella Grossi, Architect and Consultant Petra 2024: a completely renewed XXX Edition!

Architect Antonella Grossi, Petra 2024 Consultant, talks to us about this great, completely renovated Edition:

“Petra in its 30th Edition wanted to transform itself by trying to open the world of antique garden furniture towards the themes of design, outdoor, landscape and contemporary equipment and furniture.

This first edition in which the classic is combined with the contemporary sees the presence of two installations:

the first is Interior design with the inclusion of elements designed by international designers in which the indoor part is closely related to the outdoor part as in the ancient houses in Pompei.

The second installation concerns the SLOW GARDEN LIFESTYLE curated by Marta Meda and Luca Fois, in which contemporary objects inspire everyday external life.”

The Three Graces by Verdini Antiques are sinuous and enchanting: divinities between heaven and earth that bring harmony and nobility of soul to Modenantiquaria 2024!

Daughters of Zeus and Eurymone, the three girls are the personification of female beauty and grace. The Greek poet Hesiod in his Theogony recalls their names: Euphrosyne (the Joy), Aglae, (the Splendor) and Talìa, (the Prosperity).

Divinities placed between heaven and earth, with the single, very important task of implementing harmony in the world through the arts that make the soul of men more noble, the Three Graces are among the most positive figures of the mythology of the ancients.

Among the Greeks they were called Charites (in ancient Greek Χάριτες) and became the Graces (in Latin Gratiae) in Roman mythology.

Probably since the origin of the myth linked to the cult of nature and vegetation, they are also the goddesses of the joy of living and spread the liveliness of Nature in the hearts of gods and mortals.

The Three Graces, joy, splendor and prosperity, await you in Verdini Antiques, stand Guercino 1, at Modenantiquari 2024 until February 18th!

Live from Slow Garden Lifestyle, curated by Marta Meda and Luca Fois, the "DiamondFire" barbecue Elegant Collection by DiamondFire!

PETRA 2024 LIVE photos!

From Slow Garden Lifestyle, by Marta Meda and Luca Fois, for you the “DiamondFire” barbecue “ELEGANCE” collection by DiamondFire.

DiamondFire transforms the way of cooking, thanks to its unique and unmistakable technical characteristics that combine cooking excellence with a modern design style that is easily adaptable to any living and dining context.

The DIAMONDFIRE Barbecue has a double cooking zone: the first directly on the grill, placed right above the brazier, the second on the lava stone of volcanic origin which collects and separates the fats.

Honest, erudite, with Junoesque beauty and languid charm: the Heroine of Christianity "Saint Ursula" by Simone Pignoni by Maurizio Nobile Fine Art.

Honest, erudite, with Junoesque beauty and languid charm: the Heroine of Christianity “Saint Ursula” by Simone Pignoni by Maurizio Nobile Fine Art.

Ursula is a figure of Saint celebrated above all in the Middle Ages thanks to her unshakable firmness in her faith, pushed to the point of martyrdom.

His story has spanned the centuries between history and legend, inspiring the compositions of writers, musicians and artists of colour; among the latter, the Flemish Memling (1434 – 1494), Carpaccio (circa 1460 – 1525/1526), Tintoretto (1518 – 1594) and Caravaggio (1571 – 1610).

The story tells of a beautiful princess, Ursula, daughter of the Christian king of Britain.

Honest and wise, she lived by consecrating her life choices to the Lord when she was desired by the powerful and overbearing king of England as his son’s bride.

The messengers sent by the king received the refusal of Orsola’s father who instead did not refuse the marriage request, after having been inspired by God in a dream, who instructed her to ask for 10 virgins alongside to go on a pilgrimage to Rome, alongside others a thousand virgins for himself and for each of the others. Another condition was that the betrothed converted to Christianity.

It took 3 years to prepare the ships for the large group of girls, three years to prepare for the new life and the conversion to the Christian faith of the betrothed, in the hope that he could then come to understand his vocation and had therefore renounced the I intend to marry her.

Once the conditions were accepted, preparations began, while the virgins came to gather from every part of the earth.

Under the leadership of Orsola, the immense procession set off crossing the sea at the English Channel with a fleet of eleven ships. The fleet landed in Gaul, and went up the Rhine to Switzerland; Orsola and her entourage continued the pilgrimage, reaching Rome, gathering crowds of faithful.

On their return, having arrived in Cologne which was at the time besieged by the Huns, the virgins were murdered by the barbarians.

Orsola was first spared by Attila who, struck by her beauty, wanted her as his wife; then, when she refused the tyrant, she was pierced with an arrow.

“Simone Pignoni, an artist of the 1600s, famous for his female representations, paints Orsola dying but at the same time languid and sensual, with a Junoesque beauty very dear to the painter.” Attilio Luigi Ametta.

SIMONE PIGNONI
Saint Ursula
Oil painting on canvas

A hymn to Nature, a fusion between ancient and contemporary

A hymn to Nature, a fusion between ancient and contemporary for your garden or terrace: Petra 2024 is your dream come true!

We are waiting for you until February 18th at ModenaFiere, pavilion B!

Timetables:
from Monday to Wednesday from 3.00 pm to 7.00 pm
from Thursday to Sunday from 10.30 am to 7.00 pm

The most famous Milanese sculptor of the first half of the 18th century: CARLO BERETTA and the "Four Allegorical Portraits" by WALTER PADOVANI for SCULPTURA 2024!

Carlo Beretta was remembered in local literature, just over a decade after his death, as “the most famous sculptor that the city of Milan had at the time”.

Active in the first half of the eighteenth century, during his long career he had sculpted many statues for the cathedral of his city, but perhaps he had given his best on other construction sites, from the church of San Gaudenzio in Novara to the Castle of Belgioioso, where he was able demonstrate his particular skills as a modeler in wax and terracotta.

The four imaginary portraits confirm how Beretta’s most interesting results are linked to the use of plastic materials.

These four busts must be understood as genre figures, each intended to illustrate a human type which probably also had an allegorical meaning underlying it, a typology of works in some ways comparable to the so-called “character heads” which had been produced since the second half of the seventeenth century. in large quantities by the sculptors of the Serenissima, but which in the Lombard area was presented without the more loaded and grotesque expressive accents dear to their Venetian counterparts.

Walter Padovani awaits you at SCULPTURA 2024 until February 18th at ModenaFiere!

Carlo Beretta
(Milan 1687-1764)
Four allegorical portraits
Terracotta, h. 60cm

Petra 2024: a true hymn to Nature!

Petra 2024 is pure emotion!

Masterpieces of ancient and contemporary art for your green space: Petra is the place to make your wishes come true, we are waiting for you!

You can find the right solution for you here…at ModenaFiere until February 18th!

Live from Petra 2024 LIVE photos of the unmissable XXX Edition that awaits you until February 18th at ModenaFiere, pavilion B!

Petra is a world waiting to be discovered, a fusion between ancient and contemporary, a hymn to gardens and greenery!

Of a restless and overbearing nature, Vincenzo Gemito and the sensual and vibrant warmth of timeless masterpieces: the Portrait of Mariano Fortuny, the Leonardo da Vinci of the twentieth century, by Antonacci Lapiccirella Fine Art!

Who was Mariano Fortuny?
Mariano Fortuny perfectly embodied the Wagnerian concept of a total work of art, a canon that animated all his inventions, inimitable mixes of styles and influences, which drew on the past or on remote cultures and places, created, however, with the most innovative technologies.
His haute couture garments and fabrics are unique and unparalleled, Fortuny was also a painter, engraver, photographer, set designer, creator of electric lamps and furnishing elements and a revolutionary in theatrical lighting.

Mariano Fortuny and Henriette established their atelier in Venice, a laboratory located on the top floor of Palazzo Pesaro degli Orfei – later transformed into a museum – where some of the most extraordinary creations of the twentieth century in the fields of fashion and design came to light.
Pleated silk dresses, velvet coats and shawls with intricate ethnic motifs are an expression of timeless style, so much so that they can be worn today as items of clothing of unparalleled contemporary refinement. The lamps he designed are also current and modern, and are still chosen by international architects and designers as precious furnishing elements.

Vincenzo Gemito, a timeless great, dedicated a masterpiece from the Arabian Nights to him!
Certainly, the instinctive temperament, the equally disinherited youth and the realist training contributed to the sensual and sentimental warmth in narrating the experience of reality.
Of a restless and overbearing nature, he spent a poor and turbulent adolescence, bonding with his peer Antonio Mancini, known as Totonno, even in his early artistic experiences. He attended the studios of two sculptors: he was a boy in the workshop of Emanuele Caggiano and, at twelve years old, of Stanislao Lista, promoter of the study of life in sculpture.

On April 23rd. In 1864 he was admitted to follow courses at the Royal Institute of Fine Arts, but rather sought inspiration in the alleys of the ancient center and in the Guillaume circus located at the Bellini theatre. His debut at the exhibition of the Society promoting fine arts of Naples where he exhibited the Player dates back to 1868. In this work – purchased by Vittorio Emanuele II for the Capodimonte collections – he adopted pictorial and vibrant modeling to suggest the concreteness of the visual experience and the spontaneity of the Neapolitan vernacular reality.

Gemito confirmed these formal innovations in the Portrait of the painter Petrocelli (Naples, Minozzi collection) created around 1869, as proof of the intolerance towards the academic codification of sculptural art, which was then moving between the uncertainties of romanticism and the latest results of the current canovian. Furthermore, together with other artists rebelling against official art – including, in addition to Mancini, Giovanni Battista Amendola, Vincenzo Buonocore, Achille D’Orsi, Luigi Fabron, Ettore Ximenes – Gemito rented a studio in the former convent of S Andrea delle Dame. Here the delicate heads dated 1870-72 and preserved in Naples took shape, admirable for the liveliness of their looks and naturalness of attitudes, such as Moretto, Scugnizzo and Fiociniere, Fanciulla velata and Malatiello; these sculptures were made in terracotta, a plastic medium congenial to the realistic interpretation of the subject, due to the free variations of planes and the mobile luminous vibrations.

Vincenzo GEMITO (Naples 1852 – 1929)
Portrait of Mariano Fortuny, c. 1880

Sculptura III Edition! Italian masterpieces from the 13th to the 20th century awaits you at Modenantiquaria 2024!

16 prestigious galleries for an unforgettable exhibition to say the least!

Botticelli Antichità
Alessandra Di Castro
Brun Fine Art
Antonacci Lapiccirella Fine Art
Altomani & Sons
Maurizio Nobile Fine Art,
Carlo Orsi
Cantore Galleria Antiquaria
Longari Arte Milano
Asioli Martini
Galleria del Caminetto
Walter Padovani
Galleria Gomiero
Secol Art di Davide Masoero
Mearini Fine Art
Copetti Antiquari

31 Works from One Thousand and One Nights until February 18th at ModenaFiere, Pavilion A!

LIVE shots from Petra 2024

The Domus Petra by Giulio Cappellini is unmissable, a true hybridization between indoor and outdoor in the city.

The Domus Petra is an exploration of the desire for green of those who live in cities where design and architecture dialogue with landscaping and history.

Live from Modenantiquaria great LIVE shots

LIVE shots of the prestigious Galleria Fondantico by Tiziana Sassoli, AliceFineArt and 800/900 Artstudio.

Modenantiquaria awaits you until February 18th at ModenaFiere, Pavilion A.

Modenantiquaria LIVE

Prestigious galleries, Timeless masterpieces:
the Beauty of History and the Prestige of Tradition await you at ModenaFiere until February 18th!

In Modenantiquaria you can also find Diabolik and his legendary car in Secol-Art Antichità by Davide Masoero!

Raffaello Pernici Best Ceramics: from Ginori and Gio Ponti at Manifatture Lenci!

Timeless masterpieces of unparalleled beauty await you at Modenantiquaria until February 18th, stand Guido Reni 19!

Petra XXX Edition awaits you until February 18th at ModenaFiere, pavilion B!

Petra is a world to discover, a fusion between ancient and contemporary that will amaze you!

LIVE shots from ModenaFiere!

To be continued… stay connected for other photos of Domus Petra, Slow Garden Lifestyle and …

The “Aristocrat of dance”, Jia Ruskaja at Sculptura 2024, BY MAURIZIO NOBILE FINE ART!

This sculptural masterpiece in bronze by Aldo Andreani by MAURIZIO NOBILE FINE ART is suggestive and disturbing.

SUBLIME DANCER Perhaps not everyone knows the story we tell below.

The Russian naturalized Italian Jia Ruskaja, stage name of Eugenia Borisenko (Kerch, Crimea, 1902 – Rome, 1970), after classical and musical studies, moved to Italy, dedicating herself to dance. Belonging to the so-called free dance movement, he chose a style that was linked to the postulates of the Greek-Mediterranean trend already adopted at the beginning of the century by Isadora Duncan.

Nicknamed by her contemporaries the “Aristocrat of dance”, Jia Ruskaja moved to Rome in 1923 making her debut at the Teatro degli Indipendenti directed by Anton Giulio Bragaglia.

After opening a dance school in Milan, he gave his choreographic contribution to the shows of the Greek Theater of Syracuse and in other places of equal structure and environment.

From 1932 to 1934 she was co-director of the Teatro alla Scala Dance School and in 1936 she presented her school at the Berlin Olympics.

In 1940 she moved to Rome where she founded the Royal Dance School which in 1948 transformed into the National Dance Academy, of which she held the position of director until her death.

Aldo Andreani portrays the dancer during her Milanese period, the moment of her greatest Italian fame. Suggestive and moving, the bronze is set on the diagonal, ensuring that the synthetic portrait of Ruskaja, composed and with hollow eyelids reminiscent of Wildtia, is found in the center of the large cloak that encircles her bare shoulders.

The nervous jerk of the head turning to the right then highlights the presence of the young woman’s long braids, a brilliant compositional complement that is anything but secondary to the work.

Andreani exhibited this bronze at the XIX Venice Biennale in 1934 and presented it again in 1938 at the XXXV Anni exhibition of the Pesaro Gallery in Milan.

Maurizio Nobile Fine Art awaits you at Modenantiquaria 2024 from 10 to 18 February at ModenaFiere!

Aldo Andreani Mantua, 1887 – Milan, 1971 Jia Ruskaja, (Portrait of Jia Ruskaja),

(Portrait), (1934).
Bronze h. 57cm.
Signed: Aldo Andreani
Exhibitions: Venice, 1934; Milan, 1938.

MAURIZIO NOBILE FINE ART awaits you from 10 to 18 February at ModenaFiere!

ANCIENT GODS: from the foam of the sea rises the "SEA VENUS", goddess of love and triumphal beauty!
Altomani & Sons for SCULPTURA 2024 with "MARINE VENUS" in terracotta from the French School (late 17th-early 18th century).

Greek legend tells of Venus as She who incited love in the hearts of men and gods and lorded over all creation with this great power.

Venus is the Goddess of those who risk for love: “You must dare: Venus herself helps those who have courage.
If a young man tries a threshold first, she indulges him and if a girl with the teeth of a key opens the door ajar, it is Venus who teaches her to creep furtively from the soft bed, to place her foot without making a noise, to exchange in front of his man eloquent gestures. and to hide messages of love in agreed gestures.
But he does not teach it to everyone: only to those who are not held back by indolence or to those who are not prevented by fear from getting out of bed on a dark night.”” TIBULLUS.

Zeus (for some sources her father) made her marry Hephaestus or Vulcan who she immediately betrayed with Ares (or in Latin Mars).
Helios the Sun revealed the betrayal to Hephaestus so the God Vulcan made a golden net and imprisoned them in his embrace, taking the cheaters to the other gods and asking for revenge.

The Goddesses left out of pity or modesty but the Gods greatly appreciated the forms of Venus: Hermes (Mercury in Latin) expressed himself very transparently saying he would not have minded staying in Mars’ place.

And so…Venus made him her next lover: from this great love was born Cupid, the chubby and spiteful god of Love.

Even the GREAT GREEK HERO, Aeneas, is the son of the Goddess and Anchises!

ALTOMANI & SONS FOR SCULPTURE III Edition presents a terracotta MARINE VENUS which contains all the grace and triumphal Beauty of the Goddess.

"Slow Garden Lifestyle" by Marta Meda and Luca Fois presents: Nomad, Jura Spike, Harvard Lantern, Dunbar 160 and Pimlico 400 by Astrolighting!

With an elegant and contemporary appearance, Nomad is a portable and rechargeable table lamp that offers bright and functional lighting both indoors and outdoors, having an IP65 protection.

Jura Spike is contemporary design forged in solid brass, excellent for outdoor lighting even in harsh environments. It is fully adjustable to ensure precise aiming, and is ideal for gardens and terraces.

The Harvard Lantern reinterprets the traditional outdoor lantern, adding a bold, textured black powder-coated finish that provides just the right protection for outdoor environments.

Contemporary in design and made of concrete with integrated LEDs for optimal efficiency, Dunbar 160 still has a soft look and is recommended for various environments, including coastal areas. It won the Red Dot Design Award.

Pimlico 400 is an outdoor wall light with an unusual and contemporary shape; dimmable, it provides surprising ambient lighting thanks to its cylindrical transparent glass diffuser.

Timeless stories, of Gods, Princesses and Heroes: BRUN FINE ART presents the sensual "abandoned Ariadne", granddaughter of the Sun God and wife of Dionysus, at Sculptura 2024!

“Granddaughter of the Sun God and wife of Dionysus: Ariadne’s crown moves among the stars and runs together with the sun, companion of Aurora, daughter of the morning”!

Princess Ariadne, daughter of Minos, king of Crete and of Pasiphae, fell in love with the Athenian hero Theseus and, with a thread or glittering jewels, helped him escape from the labyrinth of Knossos after he had killed the Minotaur, a half beast bull and half man that Minos kept in the labyrinth.

The poets and artists of ancient Greece loved to portray Ariadne sleeping on the banks of Naxos while Dionysus, the god of wine and revelry, looked at her with love and admiration.

Ariadne’s story was then taken up by European artists, writers and composers including Richard Strauss in his work “ARIADNE AUF Naxos”.

The labyrinth of Knossos had been built by Daedalus with a collection of corridors, doors and entrances where anyone who entered would immediately get lost.

When Androgenus, son of Minos, was killed in Athens, his father took revenge on the Athenians and forced them to deliver 7 young women and 7 young men every year to be locked up in the labyrinth as a gift to the Minotaur.

Theseus, son of the king of Athens, decided to put an end to this incredible custom and faced the Minotaur, killing him.

To save the Hero from certain death, Ariadne gave Theseus a ball of wool that would help him find his way out. Theseus thus managed to get out after killing the monster and leave for Athens with Ariadne.

However, when he stopped in Naxos, he dreamed of Dionysus ordering him to leave Ariadne… and so frightened by that dream, he left and abandoned the Princess.

Ariadne was thus consoled by Dionysus or Bacchus in Latin, who drove a chariot pulled by panthers, who took her as his wife and immortalized his love for the Princess by transforming her CROWN INTO A CONSTELLATION!
“The crown of Ariadne that moves among the stars and runs together with the sun, companion of Aurora, daughter of the morning!” (the Dionysians).

Who was Dionysus?
The God of wine and revelry
, son of Zeus, who grew up in Naxos, and of Semeli, daughter of the king of Thebes.
Lorenzo de’ Medici describes the marriage between the two thus:
“This is Bacchus and Ariadne,
beautiful and ardent for each other:
because time flees and deceives,
they are always happy together.
These Nymphs and other people
they are cheerful however.
Whoever wants to be happy is:
THERE IS NO CERTAINTY OF TOMORROW!”

And Theseus? HE WAS NOT VERY LUCKY... he forgot to change the black sails with which he had left for Crete and the Aegean king, his father, believing he had been killed by the Minotaur, due to the pain of the loss of his son, he threw himself into the sea, giving rise to the AEGEAN SEA.

Brun Fine Art awaits you at Sculptura 2024 to enchant you with the refinement and magic of the masterpieces on display!

1. Abandoned Ariadne bronze sculpture, late 19th century 42.5 x 38.5 x 17.5 cm
2. Angelo Montegani Milan 1891 – 1959
“Female bust” Signed and dated lower right marble sculpture 42×47 cm
Felice Bialetti 1869-1906
3. Unsigned dominant thought Bronze h 41 x 44.5 x 31 cm including base

Petra 2024 in "Slow Garden Lifestyle" by Marta Meda and Luca Fois!
Today we present the Fade line by PLUST Collection (Euro3plast brand)!

Fade is a family of furnishings that stands out for a vibrant surface and particular finishes that restore the effect of natural materials such as stone and granite.

The soft and welcoming lines characterize every space with informal elegance, from public places to private residences.

First for you:
Fade Coffee Table Structure, a low table that requires HPL top to be chosen separately.
The line is soft, the redone surface is singular and the finishes are particular, reminiscent of natural materials. The coffee table can be equipped with a special lighting kit.

Fade Chair is a comfortable armchair with a redone surface with finishes that appear natural.

Fade Table Lamp is a small waterfall of light that can be positioned anywhere.
The ridged surface of the base creates a singular play of shadows.

Fade Table Lamp Metal is the new proposal that illuminates every room with a cascade of light: it is equipped with an LED light source and an easily rechargeable battery thanks to the magnetic connection cable.
Strong and linear design adapts to any environment.
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Cosmos and chaos, art and memory, truth and artifice: Copetti Antiquari presents “Contadini” by Alik Cavaliere at Sculptura 2024!

“The work of Alik Cavaliere, in all its complexity, appears as one of the vastest meditations on nature and things in post-war sculpture.

In his research Alik considered man with existential philosophy; observe nature in its vital impulse, in its vulnerability, in its metamorphoses; reflects on the relationship between art and memory, cosmos and chaos, truth and artifice.

He defined himself as a pictor-philosophus
, Alik embodied the rarest figure of the sculptor-philosophus, among the most profound and at the same time light and ironic of his generation. Few artists, like him, have broadened their gaze on many themes. And the fact is even more singular if we think that his work never translates into a literary contentism, into a conceptualism disinterested in the execution of the work, but cultivates a stubborn attention to the concreteness of the sculpture and the suggestion of the various materials” Elena Pontiggia

Alik Cavaliere was born to Alberto Cavaliere, Calabrian, chemist and poet, and Fanny Kaufmann, Russian sculptor of Jewish religion, who emigrated to Italy after the Russian Revolution. Raised between Rome and Paris, he settled in Milan in 1938. After high school he enrolled at the Brera Academy of Fine Arts. Here he met Giacomo Manzù, Achille Funi, Dario Fo and Marino Marini of whom he became first the assistant and then the successor to the chair of Sculpture. The first exhibition dates back to 1945 during a collective exhibition of young artists. The first solo exhibition was held in 1951 at the Galleria Colonna in Milan.
He participated in the Venice Biennale in 1964 and 1972. He carried out his teaching activity for over 30 years at the Brera Academy of which he also became Director. He is buried at the Monumental Cemetery of Milan.

Copetti Antiquari awaits you at Sculptura 2024 to enchant you with the enchantment of its sculptures of timeless beauty!

From 10 to 18 February at ModenaFiere!

ALIK KNIGHT
Peasants, 1952
Refractory earth

ALIK CAVALIERE
Contadini, 1952
Terra refrattaria

The son of Jupiter, king of Olympus, and of the greatest sorceress of all time, Circe: FAUN, the good NUMBER with prophetic dreams, inspirer and protector of animals, by Galleria Carlo Orsi in "SCULPTURA"2024!

“ALL KIND OF HUMAN WISDOM IS VAIN!” he loved repeating the FAUN to those who questioned him!

God of nature, first son and then consort of Fauna, the Goddess of nature, is often represented with a flute and cornucopia, dressed in goat skins, and armed with a shepherd’s cap.

Faun spoke prophetically through the rustling of the wind in the branches, or the whisper of the leaves in the woods and for this reason he was nicknamed FATUUS.

But he was also an inspiring and invading deity, who unloaded his obsessive and possessive action on his prey, the Nymphs of springs and springs. who, consequently, became similar to the Sibyls in their prophesying.

But he was also an inspiring and invading deity, who unloaded his obsessive and possessive action on his prey, the Nymphs of springs and springs. who, consequently, became similar to the Sibyls in their prophesying.

Sometimes Faun makes his voice resonate even today in the woods and forests and sends prophetic dreams to those possessed by ecstasy.

He is the inventor of the very ancient Saturnian verses on which Latin poetry is based.

He is therefore the GOD OF PROPHETIC AND POETIC INSPIRATION, like PAN and like the NYMPHS TO WHICH HE IS CONNECTED.

It is also associated with panic fear, with frightening apparitions and supernatural voices.
However, his voice does not always inspire terror, on the contrary, sometimes it reassures and encourages.

He is a GOOD DEITY, protector of domestic animals, flocks and crops.

With goat’s feet and horns on his forehead, he often expressed this saying to those who questioned him:
“ALL KIND OF HUMAN WISDOM IS VAIN!”

The Faun, in fact, was the bearer and supporter of the INSTINCT which is based directly on himself and on the world, without mental ruminations!

THE FAUN IS WAITING FOR YOU AT SCULPTURA 2024… what prophetic dream could inspire you?
We are waiting for you from 10 to 18 February at ModenaFiere!

A little ARTIST HISTORY FOR YOU:

Giuseppe Pisani was born in Carrara in 1757 and trained at the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence, before moving to Rome where he was taken under the wing of Giuseppe Albani.
Traveling with Albani to Vienna, he was introduced into the circle of Archduchess Maria Beatrice Vittoria d’Este who appointed him drawing tutor for her children, a position which earned him numerous commissions. When the Duchy of Modena recovered after the fall of Napoleon, Francis IV appointed Pisani as court sculptor and teacher at the city’s Academy of Fine Arts, of which he would become director in 1821.

The popularity of Albani’s Satyr is confirmed by an inventory of the works of Luigi Valadier’s workshop drawn up by his son Giuseppe in 1810, which mentions versions of the sculpture in both stucco and wood. A bronze version by Luigi Valadier, dating from around 1780, is now in the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, while another version was held at Trinity Fine Art in London in 2004.

Giuseppe Pisani
Bust of a faun
Carrara marble

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The splendor of the BUCINTORO of Venice by Historya by Ivan Ceschin at Petra 2024!

The “Bucintoro” model returns to Petra, further embellished with numerous gold leaf friezes compared to the previous 2023 edition.
This work conceived and created by the master Ivan Ceschin and a team of experts in his studio, is the result of years of research and work.

The model reproduces in 1:25 scale the famous Venetian BUCINTORO from the 1700s, a masterpiece from the complex wooden components of the structure to the smallest and most meticulous detail, from the hundreds of sculptures entirely modeled by hand.

Each figure of the decorative apparatus was designed by faithfully listening to the descriptions and images according to the iconography and artistic style of the time, adding further studies by revisiting the existing models and the reconstructions of some important scholars.

The materials chosen are of the best workmanship, the inlays with precious and ancient woods embellished with mother-of-pearl inserts; the sculptures are hand-gilded in 24 carat pure gold leaf, the crimson velvet chosen from the best fabrics made with antique looms.

All this to recall the splendor of the most famous and identifying vessel of the wealth of Venice.
Model dimensions cm.183 x 100 x 100 h.

The work was requested by the Civic Museums of Venice for the “Births and Rebirths” exhibition held in 2022 at the Palazzo Ducale in Venice to celebrate 1600 years of history and presented with a particular scenography with the characters dressed in the precious clothes coming from Palazzo Fortuny Museum and the choreography of the paintings of the greatest artists of the time.

The Bucintoro, the favorite parade ship of the Republic of Venice, was a spectacular galley of enormous dimensions, entirely covered in carvings, decorations and golden statues symbolizing the glory of the Republic.

The first was commissioned in 1311 and since then, although modified and rebuilt several times over the centuries, it is recognized for being the most sumptuous and majestic ship that has ever sailed the waters of the Venice lagoon.

Representative vessel of the Doge during the Feast of Sense (the Ascension) and was at the center of the rite of the Marriage of the Sea, a rite in which the Doge, symbolizing the State of Venice, threw a gold ring into the sea from a hole placed on the Bucintoro to celebrate the union between Venice and the Adriatic Sea.

The last Bucintoro that sailed the waters of the lagoon was begun in 1719 and completed in 1729. Although it was similar in structure and iconography to the previous one, it stood out because it was the most sumptuous of all in terms of decorations, carvings, statues and gilding.

The last Marriage of the Sea took place in Venice in 1796 and saw the last staged with great pomp of the Bucintoro.
In fact, the galley was destroyed in 1798 when Napoleon’s French troops abandoned Venice following the Treaty of Campo Formio with the order to put the Venetian ships out of action.
The paintings and engravings depicting the Bucintoro and created by the major Venetian painters of the time, primarily Canaletto, are still famous today, unique evidence of the splendor and wealth of Venice and the Bucintoro.

Ivan Ceschin and the most sumptuous ship that has ever searched the waters of Venice await you at Petra 2024 from 10 to 18 February at ModenaFiere!

Solemn classism, serene gaze and powerful neck: Mearini Fine Art presents "FEMALE BUST", a great UNPUBLISHED work by Giuseppe Piamontini, at SCULPTURA 2024!

The beautiful female bust by Giuseppe Piamontini from around 1686, of a solemn classicism detectable in the sober tone, in the serene gaze, in the powerful neck, in the beautiful hair wavy with mastery – once probably completed, at the top of the forehead, by a moon that does not we know when it was removed – it is an unpublished work, we believe a youthful one, by Giuseppe Piamontini, one of the protagonists of Florentine plastic art of the late Medici age.
It is supposed to be the fourth “FEMALE BUST” commissioned by Ferdinando de Medici from the artist; three busts are currently on display at Palazzo Pitti.
The sculpture must date back to the artist’s beginnings: this can be deduced from the distinctly “Roman” tone of the figure, indicative of a still alive experience, made in the City in direct contact with the great examples of ancient statuary and with the “modern” ones masters of chisel, who in the case of Piamontini – sent by Cosimo III to the Medici Academy founded in Rome to renew the Tuscan figurative “language” in a markedly late-Baroque direction – was followed between November 1681 and October 1686.

During the five years he spent in the Eternal City, Piamontini, a pupil of Ercole Ferrara and Ciro Ferri – the latter, who continued the work of Pietro da Cortona at Palazzo Pini – was specially chosen by the Grand Duke “to study the Ancient” , completed a complex educational journey, nourishing himself on archaeological culture also studied through the filter of Cortona, Algardi and Duquesnoy (mediated by the controlled chisel of the master Ferrata), also showing attention to the solemnity of Domenico Guidi and the composed beauty of Antonio Raggi.

Returning to Florence, Piamontini, who distinguished himself in Rome for his great commitment and professional seriousness, had an easy time entering the circle of the most notable commissions.
The beautiful dead Christ in alabaster today in Palazzo Pitti is dated to 1687; the following year an important public work, the Saint John the Baptist destined for the Florentine baptistery; from 1688 the relationship with the great prince Ferdinando de Medici was then certified, who until 1695 rewarded him with commissions of great importance such as the series of four female busts, three of which are today preserved in the grand staircase of Palazzo Pitti.

It is precisely with this series, dating back to 1689, and with other works of that period, that our presumed Diana finds many points of tangency.

MEARINI FINE ART awaits you at Sculptura 2024 from 10 to 18 February at ModenaFiere!

GIUSEPPE PIAMONTINI
(Florence, 1663-1744)
Female bust (Diana?), circa 1686
White marble, height 80 cm
Private collection

Sharp and elegant, almost abstract in its purity: in the wings a mastery that becomes a lyrical interpretation, “The stretching damsel” by Renato Brozzi, the "Cellini" of the century, by GALLERIA GOMIERO for Modenantiquaria 2024!

In 1949 Francesco Sapori, publishing his memorable text on modern Italian sculpture, included among the photos of the four sculptures chosen to illustrate Renato Brozzi’s work, the elegant Damsel stretching, dedicating two shots to it, exactly as for the creation most famous and celebrated by the Traversetolese artist: the “wonderful Cheli”, a gigantic gilded bronze turtle inserted into the dorsal armor of the original animal, completed on commission by Gabriele D’Annunzio in 1925 and initially placed to guard the Chamber of Leper before being solemnly placed in the then cenacle of the angel (which will take the name of the Cheli Room from her) in the new house of the poet, who came to settle in Gardone, following the disappointment of the “Bloody Christmas” of 1920. In short, a sort of implicit homage to this fascinating work and a certain consecration of it at a high level: a finger pointed at the quality of its creator’s craft and the type of culture he represented.
Of such a craft, the work showcased that decorative attitude refined and refined in detail, against any suggestion of sketching, and that refined and aristocratic virtuosity that found its roots in noble historical models, especially of Renaissance inspiration, while at the same time nourishing itself on The artist’s incredible technical knowledge, profound knowledge of the processes of fusion, embossing and cold finishing of metals and of all the sculpture techniques experimented during his early apprenticeship.

In fact, at just fifteen years old, Brozzi had been placed at an artistic foundry in the town, “Giuseppe Baldi”, which produced candelabra, lamps and watch cases, decorated with the decorations in vogue at the time. In the foundry, the very young artist had been assigned to the finishing work carried out with the chisel, an activity more congenial to his fragile constitution, which had allowed him to reach heights of virtuosity in metalworking in just a few years comparable to those of the greatest artists of the Renaissance , thanks to that unparalleled softness of modeling that characterizes his cultured and very particular manner, especially in the treatment of the subjects of his extensive zoomorphic iconography.

Haloed in his shining precocity by the epithet of “modern Pisanello” or “Cellini of the century”, Brozzi will gradually lose the physiognomy of a re-enactor of Renaissance models, inventing his own free courtliness which poses as ancient but is outside of every imitation, as in the work exhibited, where the sharp, elegant, almost abstract in its purity, exhibits in the quivering unfolding of the wings a mastery that becomes lyrical interpretation.

Even the exceptional mastery of goldsmith techniques, such as the use of fire or mercury gilding (a complicated and highly refined process aimed at enhancing the nervous modeling of the plumage by supporting suggestive luministic solutions) will merge over time the chromatic sensitivity of the author with the taste for polychromy, following a precise direction of the most sumptuous déco which has in the precious creations of Mario Buccellati, D’Annunzio’s “excellent goldsmith”, and above all in the imaginative bestiary of Alfredo Ravasco, the peaks of excellence of a specific orientation.

Under the smoothing of the light, which accentuates the precious and intense harmony of a gently sculpted chiaroscuro tonalism, the artist transforms the luminous tones of the metals into alchemical elegance with the mottling of onyx and agate, the veins of the green malachite or lapis lazuli with an intense ultramarine blue colour, always used in works of important commissions, as this important sculpture certainly had to be.

RENATO BROZZI (Traversetolo, 1885-1963)
The stretchin damsel, 1941
gilded silver on lapis lazuli base, h 28 x w 48 x d 25 cm
signed and dated on the base «R. BROZZI 1941»
Bibliography: F. Sapori, Modern Italian Sculpture, Rome, Libreria dello Stato, 1949, p. 258

Petra 2024 presents "Slow Garden Lifestyle" by Marta Meda and Luca Fois: for the occasion Giacopini will exhibit a selection of metal accessories with his unmistakable contemporary design, in the brightest shades of Bright pop.

Flip – design by Salomé Hazan for Giacopini; Flip is a versatile and multipurpose metal furnishing accessory: a seat with two stations and a matching table which, when turned, transform into a chaise longue with footrest. Flip is designed for outdoor comfort capable of adapting to people’s different needs. Made of metal and perforated sheet metal, it incorporates the distinctive elements of Giacopini products.

The products in the catalog offered by the brand are a trace: the decades of experience of the founder Michele Giacopini allows the company to develop completely tailor-made projects, thus becoming a partner of interior designers, architects and private clients.

Joie – design by Michele Giacopini
Joie is an elegant table football, for true connoisseurs. Completely made of metal,
and with attention to the smallest details with cork knobs and ball. The soccer table is enclosed in a body made of perforated sheet metal, a distinctive sign of Giacopini products.

Bea – design by MM Company design studio
A modular metal coffee table with a minimal and refined design, Bea gives space to the most creative, simple or extremely complex compositions, thanks to its modules and accessories that can be infinitely combined, and adaptable to all contract or domestic spaces.

Narcissus – design by Michele Giacopini
Narcissus is a decorative object created from a single sheet of metal, folded at the bottom. Available in two versions, with flower holder and candle holder function, this furnishing accessory can be hung or placed flat.

Pliè – design by Michele Giacopini
A metal sheet transformed, with just a few gestures, into an iconic origami-style tray. It is available in various sizes.

ABOUT GIACOPINI
In 2006 Michele Giacopini founded a company specializing in iron creations. In 2018, with the creative consultancy of MM Company, Giacopini was created, a brand of modular and customizable metal objects. “Bright Metal Objects” is the payoff of the company whose sophisticated chromatic universe plays with the brightest shades of the trendiest bright-pop, such as mint, melon and asphalt grey. In addition to the catalog collections, the company also develops completely tailor-made projects for contract and domestic environments.

ABOUT SALOMÉ HAZAN
Salomé Hazan is a young French designer, based in Paris, who works as an interior architect, graphic designer and product designer. Having graduated in June 2019 with honors from L’école Bleue, in September of the same year she exhibited her work during NOW Le OFF in Paris. This exhibition allows her to meet Michele Giacopini and give life to this new collaboration.

ABOUT MM COMPANY
MM Company is a creative consultancy agency that creates and connects every aspect of the brand experience: graphics, communication and design. MM Company deals with corporate identity, catalogues, websites, photographic and video services, design of objects, spaces, shop windows or displays, drafting of texts or strategic communication projects and creative direction. In 2015 he organized the #FeedWithCreativity project, a calendar of events to talk about the various facets of creativity. And in 2017 an internationalization project was launched, with the establishment of the MM Award, to support emerging international brands. A complete service, to support the business. An approach that is both creative and pragmatic, capable of going beyond simple beauty.

Alessandra Di Castro for "SCULPTURA" III Edition and the very precious unpublished “Field Marshal Heinrich Joseph Johannes Bellegarde, Austrian governor in Milan, by Pompeo Marchesi” (in marble), an unpublished and very precious work.

Marchesi was the most important sculptor in Milan during the Restoration; one of the greatest interpreters of the artistic politics of THE HAZBURG

“This precious bust is a masterpiece of Italian sculpture from the very first years of the Restoration.

With extreme refinement, the marble, whose execution is still influenced by the methods of Napoleonic portraiture and the so-called Imero taste, depicts in court clothes an Austrian dignitary linked to the Kingdom of Lombardy-Veneto, the vassal state of the Habsburg Empire with its capital in Milan established in 1815 at the behest of Chancellor Klemens von Metternich during the Congress of Vienna.

This high-ranking character, in fact, is decorated with two Habsburg honours: the one with the cross can be traced back to the prestigious Royal Order of Saint Stephen of Hungary instituted by Empress Maria Theresa in 1764; while the other with the Habsburg double-headed eagle is the medal of the Order of the Austrian Iron Crown founded by the Emperor of Austria Francis I in 1816, taking up the Order of the same name established by Napoleon in Milan in 1805 at the birth of the Kingdom of Italy .

The man depicted in the bust, dressed in a general’s uniform decorated on the chest with laurel branches and wrapped in an old-fashioned cloak that alludes to a command role, is therefore a character linked to the Lombard-Veneto government and to the city of Milan, center of power of the new Austrian viceroyalty.

The dating of the bust can be limited with great precision: after January 1st 1816, the date of establishment of the new Order of the Iron Crown, but not far from this date considering the extreme proximity of the bust, due to the style and setting of the ‘court dress, to the portraits of the Napoleonids made between 1810 and 1815 in both painting and sculpture (just think of those painted in Milan by Andrea Appiani for the viceregal court of Eugène de Beauharnais).

The physiognomic features of the portrait, although very idealized here, correspond in fact to those of Count Heinrich Joseph Johannes Bellegarde (Dresden, 1756 – Vienna, 1845), the first Austrian governor of Milan in the aftermath of Napoleon’s defeat (fig. 1). Close advisor to Emperor Francis I, president of the Royal War Council, field marshal commander-in-chief of the Austrian army in northern Italy during all the war campaigns against the Napoleonic armies.

For the formal execution, for the typical rendering of the hair, for the smoothness with which the marble is worked and for a nascent principle of naturalism that can be seen in the rendering of the facial features, the bust is certainly the work of Pompeo Marchesi, an artist protagonist of Lombard sculpture of the first half of the nineteenth century. Son of a marble worker, Marchesi moved to Milan at a very young age with his father, a sculptor on the cathedral construction site, and studied at the Brera Academy. From 1804 to 1810 he lived in Rome, where he was able to get close to Antonio Canova. Returning to Milan, in the years of the Napoleonic reign he worked for the cathedral and for the decoration of the Sempione arch under the direction of Luigi Cagnola. With the Restoration Marchesi became the most important sculptor in Milan and one of the major interpreters of the artistic policy OF THE HAZBURG” BY FRANCESCO LEONE.

ALESSANDRA DI CASTRO WAITS FOR YOU IN MODENANTIQUARIA FROM 10 TO 18 FEBRUARY TO GIVE YOU ART EMOTIONS FROM “THOUSAND AND ONE NIGHTS”!

Great start for the III Edition of Sculptura with a highly prestigious masterpiece by Bruno Botticelli, President of the Italian Antique Dealers Association.
How beautiful is youth, that is always slipping away! Whoever wants to be happy, let him be so: of tomorrow there's no knowing.

The kneeling cherub offers us his tears, which must be read as the most primordial of responses to the discovery of the inevitability of common human destiny, that is, its material transience.

A painful feeling that has its primary cause in the presence of the skull – on which our child places his right hand and which he holds close to himself through the cloak that partly dresses him. The skull, without the mandible and with the incisors and canines of the upper dental arch absent, is placed on a closed volume.
The putto’s face is characterized by hyper-expressive facial expressions with a strong chiaroscuro emphasis. In short, we are faced with the lively reaction of one on the silent and perennial impassibility of the other.

Carved from a single block of Carrara marble, “The Putto with the skull and book” recalls, as already mentioned, the theme of Vanity, that is, one of the concepts dearest to seventeenth-century European culture.

It was in that century that this particular subject had one of its moments of greatest ‘fortune’ and, so to speak, ‘success’, coming to experience a real iconographic development not comparable to that of previous periods, including the sixteenth century. With it, with its representation, an attempt was made to “overcome the trauma of mortality” by becoming aware of oneself and one’s finitude.

If on the one hand it was necessary to “meditate on death, defeat the call to worldly goods, earthly things being “pictures of clouds appearing to have disappeared, flours mixed with privations, colorful lies of verisimilars, spirits volatile in being, not fixed in last, shadows””, on the other hand, however, vanitas – with the implicit reference to the biblical: “Vanitas vanitatum et omnia vanitas” – led man to exaggerate to excess the essence of the meaning of the Horatian carpe diem, of that «How beautiful is youth, that is always slipping away! Whoever wants to be happy, let him be so: of tomorrow there’s no knowing ” sung by Lorenzo the Magnificent in his The Triumph of Bacchus and Ariadne of 1490. Seize the moment, therefore. Giving space to the senses, in search of pleasure and enjoyment; to the immediate satisfaction, therefore, of desire, whether carnal or intellectual.

BOTTICELLI ANTICHITA’ WAITS FOR YOU AT MODENANTIQUARIA 2024, to give space to the senses, to fully experience the BEAUTY of Art that satisfies the soul and intellect!

BRUNO BOTTICELLI IS RECONFIRMED THIS YEAR AS PRESIDENT OF THE ANTIQUES DEALS ASSOCIATION OF ITALY!

GIOVANNI COMIN
Putto with skull and book (Allegory of Vanity)
Last quarter of the 17th century (before 1695)
Carrara marble

Lumiflor, Synthetic Grass and Green Floor System by Newfloor for “SLOW GARDEN LIFESTYLE” curated by Marta Meda and Luca Fois at Petra 2024!

PETRA “Projects and landscapes between classic and contemporary” from 10 to 18 February at ModenaFiere and SLOW GARDEN LIFESTYLE by Marta Meda and Luca Fois present:

1) Synthetic grass by Newfloor which is proposed coupled on X-floor or monolithic stoneware both as a furnishing complement for interiors and outdoors.

In the latter case, it is an optimal solution for setting up external areas such as terraces, swimming pool edges and ideal for creating children’s play areas, as it is made of hypoallergenic material and not subject to the proliferation of harmful insects.

It is a surface composed of high-density plastic polymer filaments sewn onto a draining support. Extreme ease of routine maintenance, as it can simply be washed with water, possibly mixed with the appropriate bactericidal detergent and then sprayed.

2) Lumifloor by Newfloor: the Lumifloor raised floor allows the panels, or part of them, to be visible and stand out in the absence of light, exploiting the distinctive physical property of rare photoluminescent pigments present in nature, capable of “capturing” and subsequently retaining sunlight or artificial light and then return it to the dark.
The installation of Lumifloor is especially indicated in workplaces or public places such as museums, shopping centres, showrooms, cinemas, etc. where it would certainly be very useful to provide further information regarding emergency exits.
It can also be used in open spaces such as terraces, paths, swimming pool edges made with X-floor raised flooring with the aim of highlighting certain areas during the night hours.
Available in different colors: lunar white, yellow-green, ocean blue, aquamarine green.

3) Green Floor System by Newfloor consisting of steel panels measuring 60×60 cm and stabilized plants available in various sizes and types.

The lid can be made of decorated Aisi 304 stainless steel, ennobled with decorated and antibacterial films, customized with films that are extremely resistant to trampling and abrasion, resistant to stains and easy to clean.

Stabilized greenery is a set of plants, branches and flowers that are subjected to a 100% organic conservation process to maintain their beauty and freshness. 100% natural, does not require any maintenance (neither water nor light), does not attract dust, is sound-absorbing. In the case of outdoor installations, Green Floor System can contain natural greenery, in which case the tank is deeper to accommodate soil and clay.

The Newfloor company
, founded and run by the Matterazzo family since 1986, is an Italian company born following decades of experience in woodworking.
Constant research and development lead to the creation of new patented products such as the raised panel covered with multiple porcelain stoneware plates edged together with a permanent and resistant joint (1998) or the Freefloor system, dry self-laying flooring (2013).
In recent years Newfloor has proposed and perfected two new products: Radiafloor, the raised floor with radiant module for underfloor heating and cooling and the self-centring S-lock system structure.
New for 2020 is Lumifloor, the new Newfloor proposal for both an indoor and outdoor floor that glows in the dark thanks to special pigments that charge with light, as well as some accessories for X-floor and new covering possibilities.

Sculptura III Edition

An area entirely dedicated to Italian sculpture: 31 works from 16 important antique galleries – created with different techniques and materials – retrace seven centuries of history.

This third edition of “Sculptura. Italian masterpieces from the 13th to the 20th century” offers 31 masterpieces from 16 important galleries: Botticelli Antichità, Alessandra di Castro, Longari Arte Milano, Altomani & Sons, Antonacci Lapiccirella Fine Art, Giovanni Asioli Martini Antiquario, Cantore Galleria Antiquaria, Brun Fine Art, Carlo Orsi, Copetti Antiquari, Galleria Gomiero, Galleria d’Arte del Caminetto, Maurizio Nobile Fine Art, Mearini Fine Art, Secol-Art di Davide Masoero, Walter Padovani.

The works were selected by a scientific committee made up of some of the most important scholars in Italian art: Andrea Bacchi, Aldo Galli, Fernando Mazzocca.
From the Middle Ages to the early twentieth century, from wood to marble, from terracotta to bronze: Sculpture, Italian masterpieces from the 13th to the 20th century at Modenantiquaria 2024 from 10 to 18 February at ModenaFiere!

Light and truth, harmony, and perfection: the GOD OF ARTS AND PROPHECIES in Altomani & Sons for Modenantiquaria 2024!
"The more man denies himself, the more he will receive from the gods"! Horace

Who is the God of arts and prophecies still worshiped today?

The God Apollo also God of music and poetry, lord of the Muses and protector of the Oracle of Delphi.

HORATIO: “The more man denies himself, the more he will receive from the gods”! Apollo was the son of Zeus, king of Olympus, and Leto, a Titanide.
Era, the consort of the king of the gods, discovered the escapade and started a ferocious persecution against Leto who suffered enormous pain for 9 days.

The Gods, however, had compassion and, since Leto was expecting twins, they allowed the little girl, ARTEMIS, to be born and quickly become an adult to help her mother give birth to her brother Apollo.

Artemis was so shaken by her mother’s suffering that she decided to remain a virgin forever.

Leto’s ordeal did not end at the birth of Apollo. Hera, still very furious, sent the PYTHON to exterminate the family.

The gods intervened again and made Apollo grow in just 4 days so that he could kill the monster.

Apollo killed the Python, but since it was a sacred animal, he had to do penance for having taken its life.
Where the monster fell, the ORACLE OF DELPHI was raised, a place of which Apollo became the protector by whispering in the ears of the Pythiae and fortune tellers.

Who wouldn’t like to receive a prophecy, an immediate solution to every obstacle in life?

Come to Modenantiquaria 2024, STAND Carracci 12 at Altomani & Sons: THE GOD APOLLO AWAITS YOU! From 10 to 18 February at ModenaFiere!

Vicenzo Dandini (Florence, 1609- 1675)
Apollo Oil on canvas 131×103 cm 1660-1670 ca.
Attribution and study: Prof. Francesca Baldassarri

An elegant Apollo, cut in three quarters, accompanied by the double bass which he embraces by squeezing the bow between the fingers of his left hand and not by the more usual lyre, dominates the canvas. The other arm is laid loosely on the side where a bouquet peeks out under the vermilion cloak. A laurel plant lays out the composition on the left and ideally crowns the musician who is not looking at us, his expression absorbed in who knows what thoughts.

PETRA 2024 AND SLOW GARDEN LIFESTYLE present Diamondfire “ELEGANCE” collection by DiamondFire.

Diamondfire is the tool that reforms the way of cooking, thanks to its unique and unmistakable technical characteristics that combine cooking excellence with a modern design style that is easily adaptable to any living and restaurant context.

The DIAMONDFIRE Barbecue has a double cooking zone: the first directly on the grill, placed right above the brazier, the second on the lava stone of volcanic origin which collects and separates the fats.
The ashes drawer allows you to control the oxygen supply to regulate combustion, significantly reducing smoke and allowing the wood to be transformed into embers in short time.

DiamondFire is a Swiss company specializing in the creation of exceptional wood-fired barbecues, fire pits and luxury outdoor furniture, known for its commitment to innovation, elegance and the art of wood-fired cooking, a benchmark in providing experiences high level outdoor.
Diamondfire offers real products, symbols of timeless luxury and refined craftsmanship, seeking excellence through partnerships with architects, designers, luxury professionals in the real estate sector and in the lively Ho.Re.Ca sector.

ORIGINALITY AND ELEGANCE, STRENGTH, DELICACY, and IRREVERENCE IN STUDIOLO FINE ART at Modenantiquaria 2024!