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

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

Accademia Bartolini- Arnina

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Lorenzo Bartolini’s Arnina meets the public in Galleria dell’Accademia, home of Michelangelo’s David. Lorenzo Bartoloni is an Italian artist born in Prato, in 1777. He studied in Florence Academy of Fine Arts, and stayed in Florence till his death. Deeply

The Lion of the Duomo

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Lion statues have been in Florence since the middle ages. However, here in the city lions represent more than just a symbol of power unlike everywhere in the world. Stories tells us that in the 15th century a man, Anselmo, who was

Galleria Palatina archivi e adozioni

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The Palatine Gallery in Florence, Italy Palazzo Pitti opens a new exhibition showcasing 32 artworks that were previously stored away. Portrayals of Italy’s cities, landscapes, and sea-sides of surrounding areas as well as other events as depicted in the paintings.

A new theory about the Annunciation of the Uffizi Gallery attributed to Leonardo

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The Tuscan Academy of Science and Literature held a conference aimed to clarify art masterpieces throughout the Renaissance. Professors discuss their thesis, sacred representation, prophecies, and political references about the Annunciation attributed to Leonardo. Professor Massimo Giontella points out previous

When the world answered

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What better place to launch an art book than in Florence? Linda Falcone and Jane Fortune, co-authors of When the World Answered that shared the artwork of 30 women and raises the profile of women artists. In 1966, 14,000 artworks

GAM ‘900

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Palazzo Pitti is celebrating Gallery of Modern Arts 100th birthday with a special exhibition of modern artwork. The collection, Lights of 900, was opened in 1914, and since then, it has grown and developed to one of a kind collection.