Search Results for art history

February 20, 2021

Echoes and agreements in art history and popular culture | TF Together

  Born from a reflection on the negative representation of darkness in Italy, this talk will examine the relationship between faces of the African diaspora and icons of European art, with speaker Theophilus Imani in conversation with Janine Gaëlle Dieudji of Black History Month Florence.   Find the TF Together line-up here and the full […]
August 1, 2016

7 art history books to read before you visit Florence

Florence is bursting at the seams with art. But where to start? Vast collections of Renaissance paintings fill the museums, all around magnificent sculptures look down at us from their bases, note-worthy buildings are to be found on every corner… Though wonderful, the sheer quantity of Florentine art and architecture can be overwhelming. It might […]
May 23, 2019

Val di Cecina: silence, history and earthly phenomena

It’s a Saturday morning when we set off from our hotel in Volterra. As we wander through the city’s cobblestoned streets, we find ourselves in the beautiful piazza dei Priori with its city hall, before making our way to the bus that awaits us at the belvedere. Looking out over the Val di Cecina, surrounded […]
June 21, 2012

A history of partnerships

With an exciting new summer production opening in July, Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet in the magnificent Corsini gardens, Floor van der Steen talked to Shaun Loftus, artistic director of Florence English Speaking Theatrical Artists (F.E.S.T.A.), about how far the local English-language theatre company has
March 3, 2021

Artisan Quarter: our dream to revive the Oltrarno in 2021

The Oltrarno neighborhood has long been known to be a hub of artisanal workshops. Rich in culture and history, this artisan quarter is home to many talented professionals whose original creations range from leather goods to designer jewelry, finely tailored clothes, shoes and hats. There are also experts in metalsmithing, etching, and fine art and […]
February 8, 2021

Restoration Conversations: Accademia delle Arti del Disegno

  The world’s oldest drawing academy, Accademia delle Arti del Disegno, is the subject of this session with Director of Advancing Women Artists, Linda Falcone, in conversation with AADFI president, Dr Cristina Acidini. The talk looks at whether we can claim that this is where the Renaissance really started and presents a unique opportunity to […]
January 26, 2021

Restoration Conversations: The world’s oldest drawing academy, Accademia delle Arti del Disegno

A unique opportunity to (virtually) visit where art training began - the world over - in a space that's only very rarely open to the public.
December 8, 2020

Andrea Bocelli to open Foundation’s future headquarters

At a time of general uncertainty, in which even the simplest Christmas traditions are called into question, the Andrea Bocelli Foundation is lighting up Florence once more, starting in piazza San Firenze.         Coinciding with the citywide Christmas light switch on December 8, the Christmas tree in piazza San Firenze became the […]
December 3, 2020

Talking art with Arturo Galansino

Arturo Galansino, Director General of the Palazzo Strozzi Foundation, talks to The Florentine about Palazzo Strozzi’s forthcoming installations and exhibitions, plus the public-private institution’s further embracing of the digital in 2021.           Alexandra Korey: Palazzo Strozzi is Florence’s foremost face for modern and contemporary art, and that’s something you’ve very much […]
September 25, 2020

Bicentenary of Elisa Bonaparte Baciocchi

“Eh bien, mon prince, Gênes et Lucques ne sont plus que des apanges, des estates, de la famille Buonaparte.” It’s not so shocking that the very first sentence of War and Peace should be in French: an awful lot of the novel is. The real surprise is that it should mention not Moscow or St. […]