The Illusion of Sciltian exhibition, Villa Bardini

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Villa Bardini is excited to showcase the collection of Gregorio Sciltian 30 years after his death. Sciltian was a Russian painter who later became a naturalized citizen of Italy. The exhibition consists of 112 works; paintings, sketches, drawings, and graphics.

ArtClash 2015

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Four LdM art students artwork were selected by Florence’s art curator to be on display on this years ArtClash. ArtClash is a prestigious exhibition organized by the Tuscan Region, and other universities in Florence, including LdM. The purpose of ArtClash

The restoration of an Ancient Greek Horse Head

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A bronze horse head sculpture has been in storage for more than a century at the Florence archeological museum. The statue dates back to 350 b.c. which makes it 2,300 years old. It was once part of the vast collection

Studio Bastioni restoration in Florence

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In 2005 a group of conservators and restorers from different backgrounds decided to start Studio Bastioni. Their thoughts were that by working together they could overcome the problems they commonly faced by sharing their expertise and knowledge. With this approach,

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

Frank Espinosa cartoonist in Florence

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Frank Espinosa, an animator, illustrator, and an art director that previously worked with Disney before moving to Florence, Italy talks about his experience being an artist in Florence. Espinosa demonstrates his talents by drawing Pinocchio. Working with shapes to create

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