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 (
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”.
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 […]