Linda Falcone

    Linda Falcone, an English-speaker and an Italian-thinker, is the author of three books with The Florentine Press, and others with Jane Fortune for the Advancing Women Artists Foundation. She has lived, taught and written in Italy for almost 2 decades.

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    THINGS TO DO

    From the Heart to the Hills: An art trek from the turn of the century to today

    From the Heart to the Hills trek celebrates early 20th-century literature and modern-day book art from a female perspective on May 8.

    ART + CULTURE

    Oltrarno Gaze: events in April

    From exhibitions to workshop walks, here's some insight into this month's Oltrarno Gaze events from The British Institute and Il Palmerino.

    ART + CULTURE

    Oltrarno Gaze 2022: events this spring

    The Oltrarno Gaze is a calendar of events this spring that forges a bridge between modern-day art and artisanship and the works of historic female artists, with a particular focus on the Oltrarno district.

    ART + CULTURE

    The New Woman Behind the Camera

    On November 16, at 6.30pm in Italy, tune into Restoration Conversations, the newest episode of the online interview series, featuring exhibition curator Andrea Nelson, on the groundbreaking show at the ...

    ART + CULTURE

    Art of Healing artworks return to San Giovanni di Dio

    In June 2021, just two weeks before Advancing Women Artists’ definitive closure, the Ancient Hospital of San Giovanni di Dio in borgo Ognissanti welcomed two newly restored ovals by eighteenth-century ...

    ART + CULTURE

    Advancing Women Artists announces its closure

    It’s time for good-bye, or at least the beginning of a good-bye as this article holds the announcement that Advancing Women Artists, which works in Florence to restore and exhibit ...

    ART + CULTURE

    Restoration Conversations: Elizabeth Wicks

    Those who have always wanted to visit an art conservation studio will now have their chance to view a Florence atelier from afar. On November 13, art lovers around the ...

    ART + CULTURE

    Artemisia at London’s National Gallery

    On Friday, October 16, join AWA and The Florentine for Part One of the interview series ‘Restoration Conversations’, streamed live on The Florentine’s Facebook and YouTube channels. At 6.30 pm ...

    ART + CULTURE

    The Oltrarno Gaze by Victoria Slichter

    At the turn of the last century, San Frediano was “the place the police wouldn’t go” and the people’s poverty and marginalisation filled local newspapers. The district’s bad rap was, ...

    ART + CULTURE

    Violante Ferroni restoration: in pictures

    Advancing Women Artists* shares highlights of the conservation process for those wanting to catch a glimpse of the rescue work. The Art of Healing project proceeds full speed ahead and ...

    ART + CULTURE

    Begin again

    On October 16, the afternoon before Nelli’s Last Supper was put on public view, I met with a friend of “old date”, as Italians would say. My amica di vecchia ...

    ART + CULTURE

    Winning fashion-art combinations in Florence

    Traces: Let Fashion Drive You is an eclectic show dedicated to travel and all the “packing” it requires, whether for jet-setting soirees, opera evenings or the windblown journey from here ...

    NEWS

    The Florentine’s tribute to Jane Fortune

    Reflections from Linda Falcone, Marco Badiani

    ART + CULTURE

    “Invisible” sheds new light on forgotten artists

    “Women artists of the past were rare, but those who worked professionally were both hugely successful and incredibly significant,” says Jane Fortune in a recent interview about Invisible, the new ...

    COMMUNITY

    Bischero

    The Tuscans talk, Bob Hesse believed, the way most people spend money. And whether the speaker is stingy or lavish, they are always clear about how much their words are ...

    COMMUNITY

    Ancestors

    The Flintstones are known as “Gli antenati” in Italy. And though half of the Hanna and Barbera duo was of Italian descent, their cartoon dubbers were apparently unaware that “ancestors” ...

    COMMUNITY

    Per Firenze

    To start an article entitled ‘Per Firenze’ by conjuring a chat on a Roman porch is just a step up from heresy in Florence, so true-blue fiorentini may well be ...

    COMMUNITY

    The difference

    There is something about the phrase “I live in Italy” that makes amicable strangers act like you’ve just announced you’ve won the jackpot. After their excitement dies down, the “inevitable” ...

    COMMUNITY

    A horse is a horse

    Francesco is a filmmaker and he and I have a good working relationship, unless you count the fact that he is the parade and I am the rain. A peaceable ...

    COMMUNITY

    Some say love

    I spent February 14 in a banquet hall in Venice’s campo San Samuele, across from a palace whose facade Casanova once climbed to reunite with the neighborhood’s most ravishing Rapunzel. ...

    COMMUNITY

    Rosewater and the Seven Dwarves

    At the age of 22, Italian citizenship in hand, I decided to apply for my very first concorso statale. If you don’t know how to feel about this first sentence, ...

    COMMUNITY

    The word that never was: expat

    My friend Karla’s miniscule flat on via dei Bardi needs crowd control even when no one but she and her husband are standing in it. Still, New Year’s Eve at ...

    COMMUNITY

    Mr. Bojangles

    Giancarlo, the affable man with whom I team teach, recently took off for Japan on what he described as a ‘mother-in-law mission’. ‘Japanese women like Italian men,’ he said to justify the absence. I believe his time off is better justified by the fact

    COMMUNITY

    Mr. Bojangles

      Giancarlo, the affable man with whom I team teach, recently took off for Japan on what he described as a ‘mother-in-law mission’. ‘Japanese women like Italian men,’ he said ...

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