Giuseppe Castiglione. Jesuit and Painter in the Celestial Empire

Giuseppe Castiglione (Milan 1688-Bejiing 1766) was an Italian Jesuit who served as court painter to three Chinese emperors of Qing Dynasty (Kangxi, Yongzheng and Qianlong). In 2015 we need to re-identify Giuseppe Castiglione, especially for the non-Chinese visitors to the Santa Croce virtual exhibition. Castiglione was a Jesuit low in the hierarchy of the Society … More Giuseppe Castiglione. Jesuit and Painter in the Celestial Empire

In the Language of the Other: Giuseppe Castiglione, a Jesuit Painter in the 17th Century China

He picked up his things and moved fearlessly across the world. Unsure of what he would find, he desired to share his thoughts and beliefs. Surprisingly, the foreign culture impacted every aspect of his life – from his name to his art. Born in Milan, Italy, Giuseppe Castiglione (1688 – 1766), better known as Lang … More In the Language of the Other: Giuseppe Castiglione, a Jesuit Painter in the 17th Century China

Shoah Exhibit in the Memorial Crypt of Santa Croce

On the occasion of Yom Ha’Shoah  – Holocaust Memorial Day, the Memorial Crypt of Santa Croce has been transformed in a solemn location for an exhibit organized by the Italian Ministry of Internal Affairs. Open for free to visitors and school groups the exhibit “1938-1945 la Persecuzione degli Ebrei in Italia: Documenti per una Storia” will remain … More Shoah Exhibit in the Memorial Crypt of Santa Croce