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Inside Magritte's mysterious world

After Klimt, Monet, Van Gogh and Leonardo, it is René Magritte's turn to invade the baroque spaces of the church of Santo Stefano al Ponte. The multimedia exhibition dedicated to the Belgian artist, master of surrealism, will last until March 1st: Inside Magritte, conceived by Crossmedia Group and Hepco, directed...

The Last Supper by Plautilla Nelli: a female painter in the Renaissance

One of the greatest works of art created by a woman in the Renaissance has recently been restored: the last Supper by Sister Plautilla Nelli (1524-1588), painted in the mid-16th century. A four-years restoration, funded through a crowdfunding campaign by AWA (Advancing Women Artists Foundation) and carried out by Rossella...

VISIO. Moving Images After Post-Internet on display at the Strozzina

VISIO. Moving Images After Post-Internet, will be on display at the Strozzina of Palazzo Strozzi.only until December 1st . The exhibition brings together and promotes the works of 12 young artists, all under 35, who participated in the VIII edition of VISIO. European Program on Artists ’Moving Images, a project promoted...

Enigma Pinocchio at Villa Bardini

The protagonist of one of the most read books in the world becomes the protagonist of an exhibition at Villa Bardini titled Enigma Pinocchio. From Giacometti to LaChapelle, open until March 22nd. Pinocchio, character born from the pen of Carlo Lorenzini, continues to fascinate us in his topicality, and has...

Ribollita: a symbol of Tuscan cusine

Ribollita, along with with the steak, is a symbol of Tuscan cuisine. A thick and nutritious soup characterized by simple flavors and healthy ingredients, perfect for cold winter days. Already in the Middle Ages, it was the custom for the poorest families to prepare a vegetable-based soup on Fridays, since...

Florentine tortures

The Bargello, today a museum that houses one of the most important Renaissance collections of sculptures in the world, as well as a vast collection dedicated to the applied arts, was originally built as a residence of the Potestà in the 13th century. Subsequently it housed the Otto di Guardia...

XII edition of the Florence Biennale at the Fortezza da Basso

Every two years Florence promotes the talents of contemporary art though the Florence Biennale, opening this year on October 18th.The exhibition, in its XII edition, will be accompanied as always by a rich program of events such as conferences, exhibitions and performances.Over 470 artists and 200 designers will be present,...

Natalia Goncharova and the Advant-garde at palazzo Strozzi

A year after Marina Abramovich, another woman becomes protagonist at Palazzo Strozzi: Natalia Goncharova, one of the main representatives of the Russian avant-garde, and first female artist to be established internationally. Versatile and talented woman, Natalia was a painter, costume designer, illustrator, graphic designer, scenographer, decorator, stylist, film actress and...

Caterina de Medici, a Florentine woman at the court of France

Daughter of Lorenzo di Piero de Medici, Duke of Urbino, and nephew of Pope Leone X, Caterina de Medici could have only be destined for great things. Although she remained an orphan after her birth in 1519 and was placed in a convent at the age of eight; thanks to...

La Botanica di Leonardo in Florence

During the summer, strange structures appeared in Florentine squares: a dodecahedron in piazza della Signoria containing a mulberry tree, a hexahedron (or cube) in piazza Bambini di Beslan, a tetrahedron in Piazza Stazione and an icosahedron in Piazza Santa Maria Novella. They are part of the exhibition that has opened...

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