Pontormo: Miraculous Encounters at New York’s Morgan Library & Museum is a small exhibit, tucked away in a gallery the size of a doctor’s waiting room. But the impact of being so close up with two Mannerist masterpieces will stay with you for some time. Both paintings, the Visitation and Portrait of a Young […]
Pontormo's painting from Carmignano has left Italy for the first time for the exhibition Miraculous Encounters in order to bring awareness to the fundraising efforts of the church and complex of San Michele Arcangelo.
It is easy to see why the artists Pontormo and Rosso Fiorentino have long been lumped together under the label ‘Mannerism’: both were born in 1494, just a few kilometers apart; they trained under Andrea del Sarto and became the most famous artists of the second decade of the Cinquecento. But a new exhibition […]
The Uffizi is providing Dante-centric artworks for the major exhibition Dante. The Vision of Art held in Forlì from March 12 to July 4, 2021. The show is part of the nationwide celebrations for the 700th anniversary of the death of Dante Alighieri, but also aims to symbolize the rebirth of […]
EASTER / Candle lighting in piazza Duomo April 12 The traditional exploding of the cart won’t be taking place on Easter Sunday this year in Florence, for obvious reasons. Instead, at 9.30am on April 12, the Archbishop of Florence, accompanied by the Mayor of Florence and the city’s standard, will carry a […]
Winding up our #Together200 bicentennial year, this month we return to our roots and reflect upon the reason a consulate was established here in 1819: art. What kept James Ombrosi, our first consular agent, on the run was the rapidly expanding number of American artists and art lovers who began traveling to Florence in […]
I’ve been keeping a secret for three years. In April 2016, I started to document the conservation process of the magnificent South Door of the Florence Baptistery. The embargo was lifted on December 6, 2019, when the 14th-century portal crafted by Florentine artist Andrea Pisano returned, restored, to public view. The […]