Shipping Artwork Internationally: Expo of Carlo Dolci

Shipping artwork internationally is a challenging task, especially when we talk about large collections of artworks created by world-famous artists. Take, for example, the exhibition of a well-known Italian artist Carlo Dolci (1616-1686) that is currently open in the USA.

Carlo Dolci was born in Florence. It is important to mention that one of his close relatives, a maternal grandfather, was a painter as well. So, it can be said that Carlo derived his artistic talent from his grandfather. Carlo’s artistic skills manifested themselves in early childhood, so he was sent to Jacopo Vignali’s art school to polish his art skills. Years he spent in this school provided him with the valuable knowledge and skills that later informed his style. He was inspired by the Baroque movement and created extraordinary pieces of art under its influence. Dolci’s contemporaries and his biographers such as Filippo Baldinucci noted his painstaking technique and great attention to small details, which distinguished him from other artists. Due to his unique style and mastery, the man became one of the most famous painters of his time, whose works are still highly valued by art connoisseurs.

According to the words of Filippo Baldinucci and other biographers, Carlo Dolci was a very pious person. Therefore, it is not surprising that many of his paintings were dedicated to different religious subjects and Biblical characters. His extraordinary technique and bright color scheme made Carlo Dolci one of the favorite painters of the Medici family. Members of this noble family occupied important posts in society and politics: from the Patriarch of Rome up to the regents of Florence. They are also known as art patrons of talented painters, and they supported Carlo Dolci as well. Therefore, it was decided to call the exhibition “The Medici’s Painter: Carlo Dolci and 17th-Century Florence.”

It is the first expo of Carlo Dolci’s works in America, which includes more than 50 original canvas. Many of them were presented by private collectors from America and other countries. Museums all over the world including the Uffizi Gallery and Palazzo Pitti in Florence and the Louvre Museum in Paris were also very kind to give their artworks by Carlo Dolci’s, so transporting them safely was one of the main challenges associated with this beautiful exhibition. Thus, people organizing the exhibition faced the problem of shipping artwork internationally. Naturally, they used professional art shipping services to make sure that invaluable pieces of art are safe. Now, this exhibition is placed in the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, so do not miss the chance to see and feel the flare of the European art culture.