Tuesday, March 26, 2019
Everyone loves a good Christmas present from abroad; they’re exotic and exciting, and hint at the unsaid “Look at all the effort I went through to bring you this extraordinary gift from so far away.” If, this Holiday season, you’ve found yourself without the time or money for an around the globe shopping spree, you can thank Florence, Italy for arranging for the world to meet you there. Grazie, Firenze!
It opens tomorrow at the Uffizi Gallery, the exhibition "Figures, memory and storage space. Drawings by Fra 'Angelico Leonardo" in collaboration with the British Museum. One hundred drawings that span the decades from the beginning of the fifteenth and early sixteenth century in terms of design, established as artistic expression with its own autonomy, at a time so important for the definition of the pillars of modern art and culture. The authors represent the fields and from central Florence, interaction between the presence of Lorenzo Monaco, Fra Angelico, Filippo and Filippino Lippi, the Pollaiuolo, Verrocchio, Botticelli, Perugino, Ghirlandaio to finally arrive at Leonardo, Raphael and Michelangelo, but important study is dedicated to areas of northern Italy with Pisanello, Friend Aspertini, the Ferrara, Jacopo and Gentile Bellini, Mantegna, and "Titian "
Florence is widely known as the cradle of the Renaissance. However, it is in the Middle Ages that the basis for the flowering of the Renaissance art in the 15th century were laid. The Medieval...
Florence has always been a great source of creative inspiration, (for painters, sculptors, musicians, actors, directors...) and I think the “cradle of Renaissance” is still the best place to make art happen, even if you...
My two weeks in Florence is nearly over and I didn’t think there would be anything left to enjoy; that was until I found myself at the Piazza della Repubblica!Piazza della Repubblica is a fantastic...
Fiesole sunset
Everywhere you go in the world, something unforgettable happens. It maybe jaw dropping, pee-your-pants laughter, or heart-touching and full of emotions, but no matter what those moments or mistakes are, they always make the best...
Gian Lorenzo Bernini and the birth of the baroque portrait, exhibition in Florence, Italy
artisan fair dog
In the early 19th century we saw the rise of Fordism, assembly lines and generic mass production. At the time, this was indeed a feat of ingenuity and profound efficiency, however, perhaps what Henry Ford...
Chianti bike tour
The Florence historic centre is undoubtedly beautiful, although the busy city life can sometimes prove to be a little stressful. Whether it's the little Italian grannies with anger management issues pushing in front of you,...
Again a video in Italian. This time I don’t talk about wine and wine hatches, but about another glorious page of Florence: its historical cinemas. I don’t mean the new multiplex cinemas we are use...