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 (
May 30, 2016

A portrait of Antonio and Xavier Bueno

  Villa Bardini is currently hosting a dual exhibition on 20th century artists and brothers Antonio (1918-1984) and Xavier Bueno (1915-1979). Double Portrait – Antonio and Xavier Bueno. Counterpoints to Reality, From the Avant-Garde to Representation, consists of around 130 works, offering a complete overview of both brothers’ careers, and shedding light on their stylistic similarities and differences. […]
May 20, 2016

Jan Fabre at Forte di Belvedere

Launched in April at Palazzo Vecchio and in piazza della Signoria, Florence’s “Jan Fabre: Spiritual Guards” exhibition recently opened its Forte Belvedere section. Approximately 60 works in bronze and wax are on display, dating from 1978 to 2016. Inside the Palazzina di Belvedere, visitors can also watch films showcasing Fabre’s performance art. Though Fabre is most often […]
June 25, 2015

A review of Expo 2015

    Until October 31, visitors from all over the globe are heading to Milan for Expo 2015. Under the theme ‘Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life,’ this Universal Exposition has brought together almost 150 countries and 40 international organizations and businesses to celebrate their diverse cultures, traditions, technology and innovations, especially relating to food […]
May 28, 2015

Pitti Uomo colors Florence

photos by Andrea PaolettiPitti Uomo 88 arrived in Florence this week with a splash of color. Held twice annually, the men’s fashion week showcases the top brands as well as offers a platform for up-and-coming names in the industry. This year, more than 30 countries will be represented along with 1178 brands.Deputy general manager of […]

Palazzo Pitti’s grand kitchen reopens

    After several months of renovation work, Palazzo Pitti welcomes back an important piece of its museum.   In the southernmost wing of Palazzo Pitti, thanks to the combined work of the Palatine Gallery, the Polo Museale Fiorentino and the Ente Cassa di Risparmio di Firenze, the cucinone (or grand kitchen) is now open […]

A Palace and the City exhibition

All photos by Andrea Paoletti   For the 150th anniversary of Florence’s time as capital of Italy, a new exhibition called A Palace and a City has opened at Palazzo Spini Feroni, home to the boutique and offices of Ferragamo.   The exhibition goes back in time. The entrance showcases a reproduction of the clock […]
November 6, 2014

Frenopersciacalli at Florian’s

A new exhibition has recently opened at Florian’s Café, marking the first event in the Florian Underground initiative. The exhibition "n.n - non noti", from artist Frenopersciacalli, is composed of a number of artworks underground, in the cellar, which will not be accessible to the public. Therefore,