Fondazione Palazzo Blu is an historic centre of art and culture located just along the Arno river in the stunning city of Pisa. It hosts permanent and temporary exhibitions and after the success of its festival dedicated to Chagall, Mirò and Picasso, this winter is underway from 13 October to February 3, 2013 the exhibition of the Father of Abstract Russian Art, Wassily Kandinsky. The approximately fifty works come from the State Museum of St. Petersburg and from other major Russian museums and retrace the life and works of the Master from 1901 to 1922. The exposition will also be supplemented by a fascinating collection of objects belonging to the shamanism tradition and colorful items from the Russian folk tradition. A good way to have an useful overview of the context and the territory in which the author lived until 1922, when he left Russia to collaborate with Paul Klee’s teaching at the Bauhaus.
The exhibition is conceived and organized by the same deputy director of the State Russian Museum in St. Petersburg and is promoted by the Municipality of Pisa. Take advantage of the event to visit the historical center of Pisa with the Miracle Square and the Leaning Tower, UNESCO World Heritage Site. There are 6 trains daily between Pisa and Florence. The trip should take around 50 minutes and the tickets are cheap and can be purchased on the day at the main train station of Santa Maria Novella.
A good way to visit another important Tuscan city and return to your Ars Hotels in Florence with the awareness you have seen a major exhibition in one of the most famous cities of the world.