Margreta Moss

    Margreta Moss is a journalist, historian, art critic and lecturer. Born in Florence, where she graduated in classical studies and gained a PhD in Mathematics, Margreta has also worked in Italy, the USA, Venezuela, Australia, Borneo, Middle East and, since 1993, in London, where she currently lives. She is a member of the Amerigo Vespucci a Casa Sua Committee and the Toscana-USA Association as well as head of the Fiorentini nel Mondo Association in the United Kingdom.

    Articles by the author

    ART + CULTURE

    Florentine fashion house Gucci sponsors V&A “Fashioning Masculinities” exhibition in London

    It's fitting that Gucci is sponsoring the glittering Fashioning Masculinity: The Art of Menswear exhibition at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum, whose aim is to show the artistry and diversity of masculine attire and appearance.

    ART + CULTURE

    A room with a blessing: looking ahead to the Raphael exhibition at the National Gallery, London

    The National Gallery in London has assembled the most comprehensive exhibition on Raphael, which will open on April 9, 2022.

    ART + CULTURE

    Dante and the Lunigiana

    Thirteenth- and fourteenth-century travellers to the Lunigiana were obliged to pay a toll to the Luni church or the Malaspina marquises, who owned castles on the hills above the river ...

    NEWS

    Pisa unveils a monument to Galileo Galilei

    On February 29, a bronze statue of Galileo Galilei will be placed in front of what is believed to be the scientist’s childhood home.     The artist behind the ...

    ART + CULTURE

    Florentine composer Stefano Burbi takes on the musical

    On September 14 at Florence’s Accademia del Disegno e delle Arti, the Fiorentini nel Mondo Association awarded its annual coveted prize for sonorous arts to Maestro Stefano Burbi for his ...

    ART + CULTURE

    Michelangelo at the Italian Institute of Culture in London

    For Michelangelo, there was nothing to celebrate. Five hundred years ago, Pope Leo X forced him to leave his beloved Carrara and find new quarries in the impenetrable surroundings of ...

    NEWS

    Vespucci Forum hosted in Florence

    A delegation from Brazil is on a mission to remind the world—and Florence—about the expeditions and discoveries of Amerigo Vespucci.

    THINGS TO DO

    Plinio Nomellini exhibition in Versilia

    The summer exhibition on Plinio Nomellini at Seravezza’s sumptuous Villa Medicea is a must for Versilia vacationers.

    ART + CULTURE

    Worthy of kings: Impruneta terracotta

    Fancy those reddish tiles on roofs that make Italian towns and villages so picturesque? Or those elegant orange and lemon vases which dot their Renaissance gardens? Both of these essential ...

    ART + CULTURE

    Michelangelo’s marble road

    500 years have passed since Michelangelo forged his marble road, extending from Seravezza to the heel of the Trambiserra and Cappella quarries. One of the many roads crossing the Apuan ...

    ART + CULTURE

    London One Radio with Filippo Baglini

    This is not Radio Ga Ga: Filippo Baglini is serious on radio power and his London One Radio has yet to have its finest hour. There are 250,000 Italians in ...

    ART + CULTURE

    Exhibition review: Botticelli Reimagined

    Sandro Botticelli was the creator of complex allegories: it’s no wonder that his Birth of Venus, like Michelangelo’s David, has been reinterpreted and re-presented in every possible form by artists ...

    ART + CULTURE

    Florentine botanist Odoardo Beccari celebrated in London

    With family roots in Chianti, born in Florence and educated in Lucca, Pisa and Bologna, botanist Odoardo Beccari (1843–1920) spent what must have been a heady several months at the ...

    ART + CULTURE

    A Florentine paradise in London

    When, a century ago, the National Gallery in London bought an impressive altarpiece, the Assumption of the Virgin, it was thought to be by Botticelli. But it turned out to be by Francesco Botticini (1446–98)—an esteemed colleague of Botticelli, as well as Filippo Lippi, Verrocchio and

    Lifestyle

    Engineering SMN

    Eugenio Alphandery, director of the world-famous Officina Profumo Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella, is not a shortsighted person. As a true engineer he gets to the heart of the matter, whether it’s about mechanical equipment or perfumed essences. His faun-like features perfectly match his deeply rooted

    THINGS TO DO

    Mario Puccini exhibition at Villa Medici in Seravezza

      The majestic location of the Medici Villa in Seravezza, designed by Buontalenti, in the shade of the Apuan Alps, provides an elegant frame for the works of the Livornese ...

    Lifestyle

    Perfumes and prospects with Eugenio Alphandery

    Eugenio Alphandery, director of Officina Profumo Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella is not a shortsighted person, and as a true engineer he gets to the heart of the matter, whether ...

    ART + CULTURE

    A Story of Seduction

    Etruscan Seduction: From the Secrets of Holkham Hall to the Wonders of the British Museum, the current exhibition at Palazzo Casali in Cortona has already done more than enthral viewers. The exhibit, a joint effort of the Museo dell’Accademia Etrusca e della Città di Cortona, the British

    Lifestyle

    From Giorgini to Gucci

    In February 1951, Giovanni Battista Giorgini held Italy’s first internationally recognized fashion show at Villa Torrigiani—an event that launched a multibillion dollar industry. It was there that Sonnet Stanfill first began to assemble documents, pictures and items that are now the basis of The Glamour of

    NEWS

    A fresh perspective

    Exploring the role of architecture in Italian Renaissance painting, the new major exhibition at London’s National Gallery, Building the Picture, pleases not only art lovers but architects and mathematicians, too. Rather than Madonnas and Magi, perspective is in the spotlight, leading to an appreciation of the fanciful spaces

    ART + CULTURE

    Filippo Mazzei

    Across the Atlantic, Filippo Mazzei should rightly be considered one of the Founding Fathers of the United States of America, together with George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin. But he is hardly a household name. Filippo Mazzei (1730-1816) met Franklin in London, where he arrived in 1754 to

    Lifestyle

    Walls with secrets

    Florence is a city of stories. Every expanse of cobblestones at every street corner and corridor, building and tower has a history. TF staff has often wondered about the Renaissance building that houses our office, Palazzo Mondragone, located between via de' Banchi and via del Giglio, near piazza Santa Maria

    Lifestyle

    An interview with Gina Lollobrigida

    Gina Lollobrigida is more than actress and Italian cinema icon. She is a great lady with many talents. Her high spirits, charming smile and strong character have made her a living legend. The Florentine caught up with her in the Sant'Agostino church, surrounded by her marble and bronze sculptures,

    Lifestyle

    An interview with Dario Marianelli

    Life is good for Pisa native Dario Marianelli—after winning a Golden Globe in January, he can now add an Oscar to his collection for the Best Original Score for Joe Wright’s latest film, Atonement. The composer sat down with The Florentine’s Margreta Moss in

    See more articles
    LIGHT MODE
    DARK MODE