Giorgio Baratti Antiques: Appraisal, Acquisition and Sale of Ancient Fine Arts
Tuscan by birth and Milanese by adoption, Giorgio Baratti is an art expert who has worked for decades both in dealing antiques and in providing appraisals. A fine connoisseur of Art History, he becomes fascinated by the antique art at a very young age and – thanks to his insight, sensibility and eagerness – he has quickly become a point of reference for the new trends of art collectionism.
At the end of a glorious decade for the antique art market, in 1982 he opens the doors of Giorgio Baratti Arte Antica in the heart of downtown Milan. Over the years, the gallery has widely expanded its exhibition area, gradually establishing itself as an important presence in the life of the Italian and international antiques market. The selection of the pieces aims at satisfying various customers, ranging from the demanding collector to those looking for a touch of antiquity and prestige or for wise and secure investment.
Giorgio Baratti Antiques Gallery in Milan
Constantly exhibiting a diversified collection of antique fine arts, the activities of Giorgio Baratti Antiques are mainly concerned with ancient paintings by Italian or foreign artists. The art works presented in the gallery are preferably paintings with religious or mythological themes, although portraits, still lifes and landscapes are also regularly shown. Besides paintings, the gallery offers selected pieces of antique sculpture, from the Middle Ages to the Baroque, and pieces of antique furniture and decorative arts. A special mention must nevertheless go to Renaissance Tuscan furniture, an old and personal passion of Giorgio Baratti.
Relevant Collaborations and Art as a Priceless Heirloom
Over the course of his career, Giorgio Baratti has established meaningful istitutional relationships.
He has been a consultant for the Metropolitan Museum in New York, the National Gallery in Washington and the National Museum in Warsaw. The galleries have taken part in many fairs, including MINT and INTERNATIONAL, both held in Milan, and GOTHA, held in Parma.
Through a sensitive and generous policy of loan, important pieces of his collection have been exhibited at numerous shows held in both private and public museums, so pivotal to make art available and accessible to a larger audience.
He loaned an important tapestry by a design of Jacob Jordaens to the Brussels Museum of Fine Arts and paintings at various shows such as “Niccolò Machiavelli. The Prince and His Times. 1513-2013”, held at the Vittoriano in Rome, or at the Museum of the City of Rimini, where four paintings were exhibited.
The Municipality of Cesena celebrated his figure in occasion of the show curated by Professor Massimo Pulini “Lo Studiolo di Baratti”, a recapitulative exhibition that summarizes decades of research and discoveries. In 2011 the Republic of San Marino organized an exhibition at Palazzo Arzilli in honor of Giorgio Baratti, titled “Body, Love and Sentiment”, all the exhibited collection was published in a catalogue.
“Beyond legitimate economic gains, it is essential to preserve and protect ancient works of art as a priceless heirloom of our culture and roots, to pass it on to the future generations”, Giorgio Baratti loves to say. His personality is defined by a passion for beauty and art that exceeds the mere economic profit. Giorgio Baratti’s moveable and somewhat nomadic collection, at the end, is nothing else but the reflection of his eagerness to leave a lasting memory of his career, his discoveries and his passion for antique art.