Tagged: arts

Banksy and Bowie: heroes in the name of art

Florence honors two great icons that used their art as a mean of powerful communication, Banksy and David Bowie. Palazzo Medici Riccardi is hosting the exhibit Banksy – This is not a photo opportunity,...

I go to the museum… and you?

Not only landscapes and well-know monuments, Italy distinguishes itself for its abundance of museums and artworks. Michelangelo, Leonardo, Vasari are all great artists the world envies Italy… and Florence for. If you go to...

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Florence Museum: Rembrandt through Morandi’s eyes

Uffizi Museum of Florence always worth a visit and now extends its offer hosting until 18th March 2013 a special exhibition, dedicated to one of the most influent European painters and leading figure of “Dutch golden age”: “Rembrandt through Morandi’s eyes” will lead us through the path, long but rich of connection, between the two artists. The event is going to take place in Department of Print and Drawings of Uffizi, where view of the artworks will be glorify by a new light system.

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Art gallery in Florence: Renaissance exhibition at Palazzo Strozzi

From 23rd march to 18th august 2013 Palazzo Strozzi of Florence will host the exhibition “La primavera del Rinascimento. La Scultura e le arti a Firenze 1400-1460”, a connection between Italy and France which wants to illustrate, with thematic areas, the genesis of the artistic movement born in Florence, the “Cradle of Renaissance”, especially through sculpture.

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Florence art: Rucellai Chapel open to visitors

Rucellai Chapel of Florence (or Temple of Saint Sepulchre) will be open to visitors from December 2012; architectural masterpiece of Renaissance, realized by Leon Battista Alberti, conserves “sacello del Santo Sepolcro” and it will enrich Marino Martini Museum’s offer.

The temple is a funeral memorial inside Saint Sepulchre Chapel and it is the last consecrated part of ex-Saint Patrick church; it preserve the remains of Giovanni di Paolo Rucellai, Italian merchant, writer and humanist.