Masterpieces by Botticelli could be taken out of storage at the Uffizi Galleries and shown at the Villa of Careggi in the hills outside Florence as part of a new initiative that will turn Tuscany into a giant museum. Details at The Art Newspaper
Italy has issued a set of stamps depicting stolen artworks recovered by its “monuments men” taskforce as it tries to shake off its status as the country with the highest number of art thefts in the world.
The stamps, which show works by Van Gogh, Mantegna and Raphael, celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Command for the Protection of Cultural Heritage.
More at The Guardian
A council about to auction off more than 400 paintings by famous British artists for hundreds of thousands of pounds has prompted calls for other authorities to follow suit
Hertfordshire County Council is to give up 90 per cent of its £26.2 million art collection amid fears the cost of maintaining them in storage cannot be justified.
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Interesting article by Kelly Grovier on the bbc.com website relating to the colour green. Makes mention of the Arnolfini Portrait.