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Textiles and riches in 14th-century Florence. Wool, silk and painting.

09-01-2018

In the XIV century, especially after the Black Plague of 1348, a rediscovered desire for life and consequently for luxury and splendor began to spread throughout Europe. In this period fashion as we know it today is born, and the quality of Florentine textiles reached a level of excellence as...

The Italian tradition of the Nativity scene

20-12-2017

A Christmas tradition that has Italian roots is that of the Nativity scene ("Presepe" in Italian), a display of objects and figures representing the birth of Jesus. The term “presepe” derives from the Latin “praesaepe,” meaning manger, trough, or an enclosed area for sheep and goats.
The baby Jesus,...

F-light the light festival of Florence

13-12-2017

Since December 2011, during the Christmas period light games illuminate and color the façades of the historical buildings of Florence. It’s the F-Light Florence Light Festival, that inaugurated every year with the lighting of the great Christmas tree on 8 December in Piazza Duomo and spread out in more than...

The Laurentian Library

04-12-2017

Built in a cloister of the Basilica of San Lorenzo there is one of Florence’s invaluable treasures: The Medici Laurentian Library.
The complex was designed by Michelangelo Buonarroti in 1519 for the cardinal Giulio de Medici, who later became Pope Clement VII. Michelangelo supervised the works in person until...

Jean de Boulogne: a Flemish in Florence

29-11-2017

Trades between Florence and the Flanders began in the 15th century. Many Florentine families commissioned works to Flemish that once arrived here in Florence, greatly influenced local artists. In addition to the works, many artists from Flanders also arrved, many of whom were involved in the Medicean Tapestry Manufactory founded...

Michelangelo's David

22-11-2017

What do we know about the story of the creation of Michelangelo’s David, one of the world’s greatest masterpieces?
As one could expect it all started with a piece of stone. A huge 5-meter-high block of marble stone that other artists had already attempted to sculpt before, giving up...

Keith Haring, Paolo Buggiani and the origin of Street Art

14-11-2017

The Street Art has arrived to Florence. The exhibition currently on view at Palazzo Medici Riccardi “MADE IN NEW YORK. KEITH HARING, Paolo Buggiani and co. The true origin of Street Art” will remain open until February the 6th showing how this contemporary form of art, thanks to its immediacy,...

The Japanese Renaissance at the Uffizi

07-11-2017

“The Japanese Renaissance. Nature in painted screens from the XV to the XVII centuriey” the exhibition dedicated to Japanese art that inaugurated at the Uffizi on the 3rd of October will go on until January the 7th.
The display consists of folding screens and sliding doors, coming from temples...

The story of Ginevra degli Almieri

31-10-2017

To celebrate Halloween, today we will tell you a nightmarish story, that will have you biting your nails with dread. It is a real story although different versions exist, and it takes place in the medieval Florence in the year 1396.

You have to picture the city back in those...

Utopie Radicali at Palazzo Strozzi

24-10-2017

The spaces of the Strozzina in Palazzo Strozzi will host a new exhibition until January 21: “Radical Utopies. Beyond architecture”.
On display 320 artworks by Archizoom, Remo Buti, 9999, Gianni Pettena, Superstudio, UFO, Zziggurat and many others, that include design objects, clothing, jewelry, ceramics, photos, collages, models, videos, and...

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