Pigmentsd in Art


Red, black, brown, white and ochre were part of the color palette artists used in cave paintings. The first pigments, invented about 40,000 years ago, were a combination of soil, animal fat, burnt charcoal, and chalk, but since then, the number of colors available to the artists has continued to...

Santa Maria Novella unveiled


The Santa Maria Novella Church is one of the most beautiful churches in Florence as well as one of the most important examples of Gothic architecture in Tuscany, and yet, it is too often neglected by tourists, drawn to more famous places of interest. Do not make this mistake. You...

I Mondi di Calder at Palazzo Medici Riccardi


Palazzo Medici Riccardi hosts the new exhibition "I mondi di Calder", curated by Gianluca Marziani, curator and artistic director of Palazzo Collicola Arti Visive in Spoleto. An exhibition dedicated to the American artist, who was particularly attached to the city of Spoleto. Here he spent some periods of his life...

A thousand years of San Miniato al Monte


The Abbey of San Miniato al Monte has just celebrated a thousand years since its foundation! The church was built in honor of St. Miniato, the first martyr of Florence. He was allegedly an Armenian prince who was passing through Florence around the year 250. After refusing to venerate the...

The Florence Experiment


The much anticipated Florence Experiment has finally opened to the public! The project by Belgian artist Carsten Höller and Stefano Mancuso, taking place at Palazzo Strozzi, merges art and science in a unique and much fun experience. It is not surprising that the two have decided to collaborate considering the...

The new Modern Art Museum in Florence


A new modern art museum has opened in town: the Roberto Casamonti Collection. Art dealer Roberto Casamonti, developed a passion for art as a child and in the course of his life acquired a vast number of art works of exceptional value that he never placed on the market. Part...

The Iris Garden


Florence is beautiful even in the rain, but when it shines under the spring sun it becomes something spectacular. It is then that you have to go out absolutely for a walk in the center, or along the bank of the river Arno or better still go to visit one...

The restoration of the Capponi Chapel


The restoration of the Capponi Chapel in the Santa Felicita Church, founded by the Friends of Florence Foundation, recently came to a close. The works, which lasted about a year, involved the entire architectural complex and the extraordinary works of art contained in it. Visitors will now marvel at the...

Inside Brunelleschi's Dome


Brunelleschi's dome, with its red tiled roof and white contrasting marble ribs, is one of the most distinctive architectures of Florence. Admired and known for its exterior appearance, it is actually an architectural masterpiece that is equally astonishing when viewed from the inside. Brunelleschi had left the interior of the...

Dawn of a Nation at Palazzo Strozzi


Last week at Palazzo Strozzi opened another great temporary show, Dawn of a Nation – from Guttuso to Fontana and Schifano. The exhibition curated by Luca Massimo Barbero gives us an insight on Italy after World War II. Eighty works by Italian masters such as Renato Guttuso, Lucio Fontana, Alberto...

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