Author: Andrea Paoletti

Andrea Paoletti is an arts and culture photographer in Florence, Italy. He contributes to The Florentine on a regular basis as well as to a range of other magazines and publications. He runs ArtBlog (
June 19, 2017

Exhibition at the Salvatore Ferragamo Museum

Florence’s Ferragamo Museum is putting on an exhibition to convey the artistic and manufacturing atmosphere of Florence in 1927.
June 13, 2017

Pitti Uomo 92 kicks off with SONICS performance

Pitti Uomo, the international menswear fair par excellence, begins today at the Fortezza da Basso, but most shows and parties are closed to the public. Last night, however, the public got in on all the pageantry with a performance by Italian acrobatic troupe SONICS in piazza Pitti. Titled “Meraviglia Water and Flames” and sponsored by the Centro […]
June 12, 2017

Ytalia is beautiful

The 2017 summer season of contemporary art in Florence began on June 2. This year’s city-led showcase is not a monographic edition but a collective one titled “YTALIA: Energy Thought Beauty. Everything Is Connected”.
June 6, 2017

YTALIA: The “Dormienti” by Mimmo Paladino

As part of the Ytalia exhibition, the San Pancrazio crypt is hosting Mimmo Paladino’s “I Dormienti” (“Sleepers” in Italian).
June 1, 2017

YTALIA: Alberta Ferretti and Mimmo Paladino

Mimmo Paladino and Alberta Ferretti have crafted delightful ornaments in the Rucellai Chapel, housed in Florence's Marino Marini Museum.
May 30, 2017

Andy Warhol and Simone D’Auria at Gallery Hotel Art

Lungarno Collection’s popular art installations, set up in the unassuming square outside Gallery Hotel Art (vicolo dell’Oro 5, a stone’s throw from the Ponte Vecchio), have returned in their fifth rendition. With artist Simone D’Auria’s “Freedom” installation, which uses the quintessential Italian design icon—the Vespa—visitors’ gazes are drawn up the building and back down, and finally led […]
April 20, 2017

Robot Fever exhibition at the Stibbert Museum

“Robot Fever: The Samurai in the Chogokin Era” at the Stibbert Museum will run until September 10, 2017, an exhibition for grown-up geeks and little ones.
April 13, 2017

Black on Black. From Fontana and Kounellis to Galliani exhibition

The contemporary art exhibition “Black on Black. From Fontana and Kounellis to Galliani” opens on April 14, 2017 at Florence’s Villa Bardini.
March 27, 2017

A Finn at the Court of the Medici: Markku Piri at the Palazzo Medici Riccardi

A Finn at the Court of the Medici is the solo exhibition of the Finnish painter and designer Markku Piri, held at the Palazzo Medici Riccardi from March 23 to June 4.   The exhibition is part of celebrations in Italy for the 100th anniversary of Finland’s independence, born out of a deep bond between […]

WOMAN POWER on display at Palazzo Pitti

It’s the first exhibition in Italy by the “painter” (as she wanted to be called), MARIA LASSNIG, a pioneering Austrian artist in the feminist movement within visual arts.   One of the most important artists of the second half of the 20th century, Maria Lassnig (1919-2014) earned recognition for her role in this artistic era […]