The absent tomb of Benedetto Fortini, Santa Croce Basilica

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It is assumed that due to the status of Benedetto Fortini, he died in magnificence and was mourned one night in December of 1406. Fortini was a Florentine diplomat, politician, and man of letters. However, little information about Fortini was passed down to

Van Gogh Alive

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The famous impressionist painter, Vincent Van Gogh, has come alive at the church of Santo Stefono al Ponte in Florence. Upon entering you are surrounded and feel 3,000 works of art. Van Gogh’s works are projected in high definition along

The reopening of the Michelozzo Library, San Marco Museum

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The Michelozzo Library has just been reopened following emergency restorations to the flooring of the library. In late 2014 the bricks from the flooring had risen unexpectedly and thus created an uneven surface. The Michelozzo Library is currently an integral

Gherardo Delle Notti – Exhibit at the Uffizi

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The first monographic exhibition dedicated to the 17th-century Dutch artist on display at the Uffizi Gallery in Florence.

Ivory Restorer Bettina Schindler

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Bettina Schindler is a restorer from Austria who later moved to Florence to pursue her interest in the restoration of art. She now works very closely with the aesthetically admired material of ivory. The material has long been treasured for its

Interpretations of Picasso

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An exhibition at Palacio Strozzi has been celebrating the most influential 20th century artist, Pablo Picasso.  Art students at Lorenzo de’ Medici were challenged to interpret the paintings of Picasso and in turn paint self portraits. The exhibition was a time

Florence’s Jewish Museum

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Aside from being one of the most beautiful and largest synagogues in Europe, it is also a museum that commemorates Jewish history in Florence. The Florence Jewish museum opened in 1981 to show its collections of Judaism in Florence to

Accademia Bartolini- Arnina

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Lorenzo Bartolini shows his true talent as a sculptor with his beautiful, life-like, and graceful Nymph Arnina. His artwork was just recently released to the public since it was previously unseen. Both versions of the Nymph Arnina were tracked down,

Restoration of the crucifix by Donatello

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Today, at the Bargello museum an announcement that the crucifix was in fact done by Donatello. After years of wondering about who was the creator of this piece, due to a restoration that took place thanks to Friends of Florence,

Moses Levy at Villa Bardini

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Moses Levy was born in North Africa, but moved in 1900 to Italy and spent most of his life in Tuscany. The colors, the people, and the town of how it was 100 years ago, is perfectly represented in his