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Pigmentsd in Art

25-05-2018

Red, black, brown, white and ochre were part of the color palette artists used in cave paintings. The first pigments, invented about 40,000 years ago, were a combination of soil, animal fat, burnt charcoal, and chalk, but since then, the number of colors available to the artists has continued to...

Santa Maria Novella unveiled

18-05-2018

The Santa Maria Novella Church is one of the most beautiful churches in Florence as well as one of the most important examples of Gothic architecture in Tuscany, and yet, it is too often neglected by tourists, drawn to more famous places of interest.
Do not make this mistake....

I Mondi di Calder at Palazzo Medici Riccardi

08-05-2018

Palazzo Medici Riccardi hosts the new exhibition "I mondi di Calder", curated by Gianluca Marziani, curator and artistic director of Palazzo Collicola Arti Visive in Spoleto.
An exhibition dedicated to the American artist, who was particularly attached to the city of Spoleto. Here he spent some periods of his...

A thousand years of San Miniato al Monte

01-05-2018

The Abbey of San Miniato al Monte has just celebrated a thousand years since its foundation!
The church was built in honor of St. Miniato, the first martyr of Florence. He was allegedly an Armenian prince who was passing through Florence around the year 250. After refusing to venerate...

The Florence Experiment

24-04-2018

The much anticipated Florence Experiment has finally opened to the public!
The project by Belgian artist Carsten Höller and Stefano Mancuso, taking place at Palazzo Strozzi, merges art and science in a unique and much fun experience.
It is not surprising that the two have decided to collaborate...

The new Modern Art Museum in Florence

17-04-2018

A new modern art museum has opened in town: the Roberto Casamonti Collection. Art dealer Roberto Casamonti, developed a passion for art as a child and in the course of his life acquired a vast number of art works of exceptional value that he never placed on the market....

El Jardín del Lirio

13-04-2018

Florencia es bella incluso bajo la lluvia, pero cuando resplandece bajo el sol de la primavera, se vuelve algo espectacular. Entonces hay que salir absolutamente a dar un paseo en el centro, o a lo largo de la orilla del río Arno, o mejor aún, ir a visitar uno de...

La restauración de la Capilla Capponi

06-04-2018

Recientemente concluyó la restauración de la Capilla Capponi en la iglesia Santa Felicita, fundada por la Fundación Amici di Firenze. La obra que duró casi un año, se realizó en todo el complejo arquitectónico y las magníficas obras de arte que ahí se contienen.
Los visitantes podrán admirar los...

Inside Brunelleschi's Dome

30-03-2018

Brunelleschi's dome, with its red tiled roof and white contrasting marble ribs, is one of the most distinctive architectures of Florence. Admired and known for its exterior appearance, it is actually an architectural masterpiece that is equally astonishing when viewed from the inside. Brunelleschi had left the interior of the...

Dawn of a Nation at Palazzo Strozzi

20-03-2018

Last week at Palazzo Strozzi opened another great temporary show, Dawn of a Nation – from Guttuso to Fontana and Schifano. The exhibition curated by Luca Massimo Barbero gives us an insight on Italy after World War II.
Eighty works by Italian masters such as Renato Guttuso, Lucio Fontana,...

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