Italy

A Window on Italy – The Corsini Collection: Masterpieces from Florence (Art Gallery of Western Australia)

Iva Glisic
26 February 2018

The final week of February in Australia means, among other things, that another summer is almost over. Yet in contrast to the fleeting nature of lived experience, a new exhibition at the A More

Christopher Menz reviews 'Siena' by Jane Tylus

Christopher Menz
27 August 2015

Visitors to Siena are told about two major historical catastrophes that determined the future of the city: the Black Death in 1348 and the final capitulation to Florence in 1555. Such events manifest themselves respectively in the spectacularly incomplete Duomo and in the marked reduction of buildings and art creat ... More

Claudio Bozzi reviews 'The Italians' by John Hooper

Claudio Bozzi
30 July 2015

The Economist’s foreign correspondent John Hooper turns to a quintessentially English theme: Italians. Italians seem to be a sort of recurring obsession, a presence that periodically intrudes into the English imaginary. The cultural construction of Italy is a particularly sensitive and timely topic in the context of debates about the future of Europe. The a ... More