A gift for Florence

On February 18th Florence celebrates one of the finest art patrons belonging to the House Medici. She was of the most cultured women of the entire dinasty and thanks to her today there is an outstanding number of treasures which will always be linked to the city of Florence. Anna Maria Luisa de’ Medici (11 August 1667 – 18 February 1743) was the last scion of the...

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Chiostro dello Scalzo

Whenever you look for a meditative, art-filled, central spot in Florence one can always find inspiration and deep connection with the Renaissance beauty inside Chiostro dello Scalzo (Via Cavour 69, Florence). Once you enter the cloister you’ll perceive a very intimate, comfortable atmosphere. This Chiostro keeps its original peaceful identity and offers a real antidote...

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SLOW ART DAY 2015: INVITO AL CENACOLO

Slow Art Day è un evento internazionale che incoraggia le persone a rallentare i ritmi ed invita ad entrare nel mondo dell’arte con calma e curiosità. Più di 160 sedi in tutto il mondo hanno deciso di aderire quest’anno per incoraggiare ad esplorare l’arte con una prospettiva insolita. In un mondo che si muove velocemente, dove la tecnologia si evolve in un batter...

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SLOW ART DAY 2015 – GHIRLANDAIO’S LAST SUPPER

Are you ready for emotional experimentation? When you enter a museum you usually walk around with the nose up, enjoying with curiosity the atmosphere of the place and watching most of the well known highlights. What would happen if you had to stop in front of an artwork in silence, hear yourself, feel your reactions and keep on observing for other 7 minutes? WHAT IS SLOW...

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The art of dreaming by @Pomo

January first: a perfect day for all dreamers. Most people feel this way, turning the page after a long committing year and making plans for the new one. No better date to remember a precious meeting between two incurable dreamers. It’s the beginning of October 2014 and I am under pouring rain in Piazza Beccaria.  I have been chasing him for weeks but finally we get time...

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BUCCELLATI STYLE

Unique creations, dream objects: over one hundred works, including works of jewelry and silverware designed by Mario and Gianmaria Buccellati are showcased for the first time at the Palazzo Pitti in Florence.  The temporary exhibition is held in the monumental halls of the Museo degli Argenti (Silver Museum at Palazzo Pitti) , and presents a selection of works created...

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Un sogno d’Arte contemporanea

Primo Gennaio: data da sognatori. In questo giorno lo siamo tutti, si volta pagina e si delineano i propositi per l’anno che inizia. Nessuna data migliore per ricordare un incontro prezioso sotto la pioggia battente di Piazza Beccaria. E’ l’inizio di Ottobre 2014 e dopo settimane in cui ci rincorriamo riesco a prendere un caffè con Andrea “Pomo”, meglio noto agli adepti...

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Brunelleschi’s Dome

The dome that crowns Florence’s great cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, the Duomo, is a towering masterpiece of Renaissance ingenuity and an enduring source of mystery. Still the largest masonry dome on earth after more than six centuries, it is taller than the Statue of Liberty and weighs as much as an average cruise ship. Historians and engineers have long debated...

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