Medieval art

Medieval art

The department of medieval art: sell and buy sculptures and art objects from the medieval era at auction or by private treaty (private rooms) - Free valuations - Expertise and technical-scientific analysis of works of art from the 7th to the 13th century.

Directed by Luca Bortolotti and Andrea Pancotti, the department deals with sculptures and art objects from the Byzantine area and northern, central and southern Europe executed between the 7th and 13th centuries.

The department's primary task is the study, cataloguing, evaluation and placement on the Italian and foreign markets of works on account of sale, intended for the enchanting trade and private negotiation (the latter reserved for pieces of particular historical, artistic and economic value).

At the same time the department deals with the drafting of expertise of sculptural works and art objects made in the periods of its relevance and the design and production of cultural events and temporary exhibitions also in partnership with public institutions and private subjects.

A selection of works and objects of various price ranges that can be purchased out of auction is always available in our premises.

Andrea Pancotti (VII-XI century)
Archaeologist specialized in topography of ancient Italy. Member of the Italian Academy of Numismatic Studies, member of the editorial committee of the "Bulletin of the History and Art Union". He has to his credit numerous scientific publications in the historical-archaeological field.

Luca Bortolotti
An art historian and university lecturer with teaching experience at the Ca' Foscari University of Venice, the University of Rome Tor Vergata, the University of Rome La Sapienza, the LUISS Business School of Rome, Luca Bortolotti is a specialist in the antique art market, a skill put to good use by collaborating, from 2007 to the present, as an expert in antique paintings for important Italian and foreign auction houses.

In his studies he mainly dealt with 16th and 17th century painting, genre painting, theory of criticism and historiographic methodology.

Among his writings: Still Life. History, artists, works, Florence 2003; Time visualized; Movement, action and story in classical representation, in "En blanc et noir", Rome 2008; Ma è del Seicento! Authorial, qualitative, cultural constraints: physiology and paradoxes of the market (and value) of ancient art, in "Vincoli", Milan 2009; L'esperienza dell'arte visiva. Gli spazi (mentali) dell'attenzione, dell'interazione e dell'apprezzamento nel confronto coi testi figurativi, in "Spazio fisico, spazio vissuto", edited by M. Di Monte and M. Rotili, Milan 2010, pp. 99-122; Le mostre d'arte come esperienza e come discorso critico, in "Cose", edited by M. Rotili and M. Tedeschini, Mimesis, Milan 2013, pp. 57-68.
Luca Bortolotti

Luca Bortolotti

Department head