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 (
April 21, 2018

The Florence Experiment in photography

Until August 26, Palazzo Strozzi is hosting The Florence Experiment, a new site-specific project jointly devised by artist Carsten Höller and scientist Stefano Mancuso: an experiment combining art and science to study the interaction between plants and human beings.
December 20, 2017

Silvano Campeggi exhibition at Palazzo Vecchio

Florence pays tribute to Silvano Campeggi, the famous Hollywoodian film poster artist, with an exhibition in the Palazzo Vecchio’s Sala d'Armi.
December 12, 2017

The Santo Spirito nativity scene

Follow the star to the church of Santo Spirito to wonder at the impressive nativity scene designed by Matera-born artist Francesco Artese.
September 28, 2017

“Visual Passions” of Marino Marini

The first retrospective on Marino Marini’s sculptures has taken up suitable residence at Palazzo Fabroni, in Pistoia.
September 25, 2017

30th Biennale Internazionale dell’Antiquariato

The 30th Biennale Internazionale dell'Antiquariato international antiques fair, held at Palazzo Corsini, began on September 30.
September 19, 2017

Dalai Lama in Florence

The Dalai Lama pleased the crowds at the opening day of the Festival delle Religioni on September 19, 2017.

Anselm Kiefer exhibition, Pistoia

German artist Anselm Kiefer has exhibited 15 of his bookish works made between 1999 and 2013 in Pistoia's Biblioteca San Giorgio library.
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”.