Società di Belle Arti is a reference point for the sale and purchase, for the evaluation, management and intermediation of Italian paintings ofthe nineteenth and twentieth century.
Founded by Giuliano Matteucci and at present managed by Francesco Palminteri it has achieved a leading role as a contact for some of the most important museums, bank foundations and private amateurs, thus contributing to enrich the collections with real masterpieces.
All that was also possible thanks to the firm fiduciary relations with the heirs of the most important historic collections and to the many contacts cultivated in the course of a long and well-established experience.
Knowing that in a sector as delicate as the art market is, that condition, along with the high professionalism and the wide esteem, represents a valuable heritage to be preserved and increased, the Society of Fine Arts aspires to identify with the "connoisseur" art dealer of former times. If, as Delacroix asserts, this is equivalent to admit that "the first virtue of a painting is being a feast for the eyes", the Society of Fine Arts fully reflects that model.
Its own principle is in fact to attach more value to the quality of the paintings rather than to their signatures, and it wants to take on this line for a long time.
In the main seat of Viareggio, the Society of Fine Arts periodically sets up historical monographic exhibitions enriched by the presence of important works made by masters of the nineteenth and twentieth-century Italian painting. By appointment it is also possible to view the paintings directly.
In the Milan seat, Società di Belle Arti carries out an art consulting activity with regard to the sale and purchase, evaluation, management and intermediation of nineteenth and twentieth-century paintings.
Società di Belle Arti, which has been present in Cortina for over forty years in the historic gallery in Corso Italia, has recently achieved new exhibition areas in Silvestro Franceschi Square, 6, near the famous Hotel de la Poste. The gallery is open to the public during Christmas time, in the month of August and in springtime.