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The Oltrarno Gaze inspires the female gaze: an artist’s experience

My “female gaze” is a response to the diverse work and personalities of Artemisia Gentileschi, Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun and Elisabeth Chaplin.

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Black History Month in Florence, 2022

Three exhibitions at MAD Murate Art District centre on Afro-descendant artists from February 10 through to April 2, 2022, curated in collaboration with Black History Month Florence.

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Nobody only loves masterpieces: Collezione Roberto Casamonti

“Nobody only loves masterpieces,” art collector extraordinaire Roberto Casamonti once remarked, his words projected onto the whitewashed walls of the uplifting gallery that carries his name in piazza di Santa ...

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Stefano Bardini Museum: Anj Smith

The blue rooms of the eclectic Stefano Bardini Museum are fixed with 12 uncanny works that beguile viewers as they immerse themselves in the fantastical and, at times, unsettling objects ...

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Uffizi: Koen Vanmechelen’s Seduction

Huge horned iguanas, a red tiger crouching in the middle of the Niobe Room, new versions of the Medusa, whose head teems with hybrid figures bearing bizarre beaks and sharp ...

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Museum of Russian Icons opens at Palazzo Pitti

A collection of Russian religious art is now on permanent display at Palazzo Pitti.         The 78 icons were gathered in eighteenth-century Florence by the Medici and ...

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New layout of Savonarola’s rooms at San Marco

Fra Girolamo Savonarola returns to the Monastery of San Marco, where he was elected prior on May 16, 1491 and captured on April 8, 1498, before being executed in piazza ...

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Igor Mitoraj’s heroes on the Viareggio beach

Extending from the sea to the mountains sprinkled with the white marble dust of Carrara, Versilia nourishes the legendary status of Michelangelo and the many other artists who found inspiration ...

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Historic map room reopens at the Uffizi

The Terrace of the Geographic Maps has reopened at the Uffizi after a 20-year closure, with the brief exception of an exhibition on Leonardo’s Tavola Doria in 2014.     ...

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Museo Novecento: Jenny Saville

Painting on a monumental scale, says the British artist Jenny Saville, “has always felt right for me”. Visiting museums as a child and student, she saw that the great painters ...

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Icarus in flight: Swietlan Nicholas Kraczyna

Swietlan Nicholas Kraczyna was born in 1940 in Russian-occupied Poland, but had to leave in his early years once the Germans invaded. He eventually ended up in the United States, ...

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Palazzo del Bargello restored

The building housing the Bargello Museum has been fully restored after 15 months of continuous work. For the first time since the museum was founded in 1865, the Bargello undergone ...

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Restoration to begin on the Brancacci Chapel

Restoration is set to begin on the Brancacci Chapel, the crowning jewel of the Carmine church, but the artistic treasure trove will not close during the year-long operation. There’s a ...

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San Giorgio alla Costa restored

The restoration inside the San Giorgio e Spirito Santo alla Costa church has been completed after three years.         The church, located along the steep Costa San ...

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Palazzo Strozzi: Jeff Koons’s Shine

In an interview a few years ago Jeff Koons insisted that “I’ve made what The Beatles would have made if they had made sculpture”. While that claim will not help ...

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Restoration Conversations: The New Woman behind the Camera

  From the 1920s to the 1950s, women photographers changed history, by capturing it. Here, Linda Falcone speaks with Andrea Nelson, curator of the exhibition at the National Gallery of ...

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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 ...

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Alternative art tour of Pisa

There’s far more to Pisa than the Leaning Tower, the sweeping curve of the River Arno and Galileo Galilei Airport. The Florentine spent a day exploring all things artistic in ...

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Uffizi: Lo Sfregio

Defaced statues and striking photography form the content of Lo Sfregio, a new exhibition opposing violence against women at the Uffizi Galleries. In the month of the International Day for ...

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Restoring Ognissanti Church

Majestically positioned near the Arno River, the Franciscan church in borgo Ognissanti dates to 1251. In addition to 15th-century frescoes by Ghirlandaio, you’ll find the earthly resting places of Botticelli ...

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The Divine Comedy in sculpture: Timothy Schmalz

Canadian sculptor Timothy Schmalz is the creative force behind an engaging and dramatic upcoming exhibition at the Badia Fiorentina. The 100 cantos of Dante Alighieri’s much-loved masterpiece, the Divine Comedy, ...

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Giulia Peyrone: art where it’s least expected

Italian-Thai artist Giulia Peyrone is a contemporary artist and designer who established her first studio in Brooklyn, New York, in 2016. Now in Florence, you may have seen her large-scale ...

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At home with Christian and Florence Levett

Former investment manager, now full-time art collector Christian Levett and his wife Florence recently moved to the city. Their central Florence home is an inspiring gallery in its own right, ...

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Giuseppe Penone’s Spruce sculpture in piazza della Signoria

  A sculptural spruce stands more than 22 metres high in piazza della Signoria, its metallic branches stretching up into the sky. The installation by Piedmontese artist Giuseppe Penone is ...

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