Van Gogh and the marbled paper

Few weeks ago I was in Amsterdam on the footprints of Flemish artists and the charm of the tulipmania. I could not miss a visit to the Van Gogh Museum and it was really one of the highlights, perfectly enjoyable during the low tourist season. One of the details that attracted me mostly was a diary, showcased in a dark corner of the museum. The diary was kept next to a...

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#CrazyforPazzi

One of the  most magnificent  places of Florence, rich in art, history and spirituality, is surely the Church of Santa Croce. Known as the “Shrine of Italian Glories”, with the tombs of Michelangelo, Macchiavelli, Michelagelo and Galileo, Santa Croce preserves an incredible concentration of art treasures like frescoes by Giotto and his followers, statues, panel...

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ART & RESTORATION FAIR 2014

The FLORENCE ART AND RESTORATION FAIR will be a great event dedicated to everybody working in the sector and through sharing knowledge and know-how people will be able to interact with the aim of working towards the consolidation of our country’s strong image in the production of works of art, training of young people, conservation, restoration and the promotion of...

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Andrea del Sarto

2014: Michelangelo and his contemporaries.  Special tribute to Andrea Vannucchi (Andrea del Sarto) Firenze 1486 – Firenze 1530 He was a Florentine painter whose works of exquisite composition and balance were foundamental in the development of Florentine Mannerism. Sarto’s family name was probably Vannucchi, and his father was a tailor (hence “del Sarto”; Italian...

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Pontormo e Rosso Fiorentino

Dall’8 marzo al 20 luglio 2014 Palazzo Strozzi ospiterà la grande mostra Pontormo e Rosso Fiorentino. Divergenti vie della “maniera”, un’esposizione dedicata all’opera del Pontormo e del Rosso Fiorentino, i pittori più anticonformisti e spregiudicati fra i protagonisti del nuovo modo di intendere l’arte in quella stagione del Cinquecento italiano che Giorgio...

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SLOW ART DAY 2014

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 for 120 seconds in silence, hear yourself, feel your reactions and keep on observing for other 5...

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SLOW ART DAY 2014

Pronti per una nuova sperimentazione? Quando si entra in un museo di solito si cammina in con senso di stupore, godendo con curiosità l’atmosfera del luogo, cercando magari le opere più famose. Hai mai provato a soffermarti di fronte ad un’opera d’arte per 120 secondi in silenzio, e poi ancora per altri 5 minuti? COS'E' SLOW ART DAY? Slow Art...

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February 15th, 1564

Matters of life and death: curious circumstances occured in February 1564. Galileo Galilei was born in Pisa on February 15th, 1564. He was a physicist, mathematician, astronomer, and philosopher who played a major role in the scientific revolution. His achievements include improvements to the telescope and consequent astronomical observations and support for...

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