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November 6, 2019

How Florence pioneered the art of tattoos in Italy

As beloved as they are hated, even in 2019, tattoos are an artform that can lead to intense judgement and the utmost admiration. But while society still comes to terms with how it feels about body ink, talented artists continue to pave the way for wider acceptance. As more artists make their way onto the […]
October 17, 2019

New artisan training hub in Florence

Two important players on the Florentine artisan scene are joining forces to become a world-wide hub for leather and crafts training.
October 1, 2019

The art of healing

In times of great upheaval, opportunities can present themselves. The mid-1700s were certainly a time of such change in Florence. Politically the Medici era was coming to an end and the basic infrastructure of the city was in a state of decline. Florence, like all of Europe, was slowly recovering from the devastating loss of […]
September 30, 2019

Street artists of Florence

As women artists begin to reclaim their rightful role in the history of art in recent years—in Florence, we can thank the valuable work of Advancing Women Artists, whose mission is dedicated to recovering and exhibiting art by women long buried in the city’s museum storages—so, too, are female street artists pushing through to the […]
July 22, 2019

Stolen artwork returned to Florence

Nazi soldiers stole the painting from the Villa Bossi-Pucci during their retreat in 1944.
July 17, 2019

Art beneath an arched brow

Ralph Rugoff, the US curator behind the centrepiece exhibition at this year’s Venice Biennale, believes in the potential of art. “An exhibition,” he declares, “should open people’s eyes to previously unconsidered ways of being in the world and thus change their view of that world.” To that end, he has brought together 83 artists from […]
July 4, 2019

La Wanda Gastrica and the art of a drag queen

  Diego Claudio has been a drag artist for 22 years. Here he talks to The Florentine about his drag persona, La Wanda Gastrica, the scene in Florence and Tuscany (or the absence of it), and his glamorous career.           Jane Farrell: La Wanda Gastrica is a name that catches your […]

University of Melbourne at the Accademia di Belle Arti

Five young, emerging Australian artists create contemporary artworks based on Michelangelo's "David".
July 2, 2019

Queen’s Birthday Party

On June 27, the UK affirmed its centuries-old friendship with Italy based on cultural, academic, economic and commercial exchanges at the Queen’s Birthday Party held at Florence’s Villa Bardini.       Three hundred guests gathered at the hilltop location to toast Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II as the Queen’s Birthday Party event returned to […]
June 28, 2019

Carapelli award for contemporary art

The theme this year is “Blending. The union between the varieties that leads to new value".