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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 (www.andreapaoletti.com).

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    ART + CULTURE

    Street art in Sesto Fiorentino

    Sesto Fiorentino did its own thing in atypical 2020 by a welcoming street art project. Sestreet 2020 culminated with Exit Enter’s Awakening of a Puppet, a mural in Sesto’s piazza ...

    ART + CULTURE

    The Dream of Lady Florence Phillips in Siena

    The Dream of Lady Florence Phillips exhibition currently showing at Siena’s Santa Maria della Scala features a collection of masterpieces belonging to the Johannesburg Art Gallery.      The collection ...

    ART + CULTURE

    Venice Film Festival: In Pictures

      Andrea Paoletti reports from the red carpet at the 77th Venice International Film Festival.  

    ART + CULTURE

    The Immensity of the Universe – Giovanna Garzoni

    All photos by Andrea Paoletti.     A nature-based exhibition to check out this June is The Immensity of the Universe in the Art of Giovanna Garzoni. Hosted in the ...

    NEWS

    Florence for Florentines

    No longer the stronghold of tourists, locals rediscovered their city by bike or on foot as if Florence were a country town.

    ART + CULTURE

    Porta San Frediano: an inside look

    All photos by Andrea Paoletti     On Saturday, October 12, Porta San Frediano opened to visitors for a guided tour, which will be repeated every Saturday this month.   ...

    ART + CULTURE

    Venice Film Festival: In Pictures

      Andrea Paoletti reports from the red carpet at the 76th Venice International Film Festival.

    ART + CULTURE

    “Verrocchio: Master of Leonardo”: in pictures

    The first comprehensive retrospective devoted to Andrea del Verrocchio opened at Palazzo Strozzi on March 9, with an accompanying section at the Bargello Museum, both running until July 14, 2019.

    ART + CULTURE

    Marco Lodola’s Winter Garden at Mercato Centrale Firenze

    Made from plexiglass, sheet metal and coloured light emitting diodes, this year’s Christmas lights, aptly titled Winter Garden, at the city’s popular marketplace have been designed by visual artist Marco Lodola.

    ART + CULTURE

    Flowers in the Florentine sky

    Despite the late-November winds and the chill in the air, if you looked up in the sky at any point yesterday in Florence, you could be forgiven for thinking it ...

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    Tomorrow’s Michelangelos in Monte Altissimo

    Monte Altissimo is famous for the marble quarries where a certain Michelangelo selected the marble for his Renaissance sculpture. Today it’s a place of billion-dollar business and rife with opportunity ...

    NEWS

    Celebrity Fight Night gala in Florence

    Gala evening held at Palazzo Pitti

    ART + CULTURE

    Rockin’1000 in the Renaissance city

      It’s perhaps time for the Rockin’1000 to consider a name change: nearly 1500 musicians came together for the giant group’s performance in Florence on July 21 at Franchi Stadium, ...

    THINGS TO DO

    IBCPC Participatory Dragon Boat Festival in photos

    Photos of Day One of the IBCPC Participatory Dragon Boat Festival in Florence, Italy, as breast cancer survivors compete on the river Arno.

    ART + CULTURE

    For whom the bell tolls at Forte Belvedere

    Forte Belvedere has opened its summer show, Gong, staging the works of Eliseo Mattiacci up on the regal ramparts of Florence’s fort.       The Marche-born artist proved a ...

    THINGS TO DO

    Quidditch in Florence

    This year the IQA World Cup is taking place in Florence (fittingly, just after the final match of Florentine calcio storico, another near-otherworldly sport). 31 teams from around the world ...

    ART + CULTURE

    The “Card Players” at the Uffizi

    Twenty-five years after the via dei Georgofili attack, a painting wrecked by the bombing, Bartolomeo Manfredi’s "Card Players", has returned to the Uffizi Galleries.

    ART + CULTURE

    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.

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    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.

    ART + CULTURE

    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.

    THINGS TO DO

    “Visual Passions” of Marino Marini

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

    ART + CULTURE

    30th Biennale Internazionale dell’Antiquariato

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

    NEWS

    Dalai Lama in Florence

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

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    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.

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