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 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 […]
March 13, 2017

Bill Viola electrifies Palazzo Strozzi

He’s the undisputed master of contemporary video art, and it was right here in Florence back in the 1970s that his creative career took flight. Palazzo Strozzi is celebrating Bill Viola with the large-scale exhibition Bill Viola. Electronic Renaissance, inaugurated on March 10 and running until July 23. Through works spanning the 1970s until today, visitors […]
January 9, 2017

Pontedera remembers futurism and speed

The impact of speed in revolutionising transport and shaping Italian futuristic art has been brought to life in two new exhibitions in Pontedera.