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Florence will host “Never Seen” again, a unique exhibition organized by Uffizi Gallery during Christmas (but it will be open until 7th February 2013) which shows less-known artworks coming from warehouses. This year the exhibition is called “Art and Alchemy. Uffizi Foundry: from laboratory to room of wonders” and wants to represent, through various artworks, the ancient passion for alchemy.
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.
After the exhibition “Soffici 1907 – 207. 100 years after the return in Italy” and the opening of the museum dedicated to him, the Cultural Department of Poggio a Caiano (Prato) presents “Ardengo Soffici, Europe in Italy”. This exhibition, set up by Luigi Cavallo, is centred on the period between 1900 and 1918, and shows, with artworks and original documents, the contribution arrived in Italy thanks to Soffici.
These masterpieces will be on display until 27th January 2013 in Scuderie Medicee of Poggio a Caiano.
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.
Florence, cultural and artistic centre, hosts an unmissable photo exhibition until 6th January 2013: “Gli Archivi Alinari e la sintassi del mondo. Omaggio a Italo Calvino”.
Rencontres d’Arles and Alinari Foundation celebrate 160th anniversary of “Fratelli Alinari” with an exhibition which combines literature and photography. Christophe Berthoud, the young curator of the showcase, uses Alinari’s archive like a repository of stories.
From 3rd November 2012 to 5th January 2013 Polo Museale Fiorentino animates the cradle of renaissance with two special projects which will excite art’s lovers. Those activities involve visitors, adults and kids, and they will emphasize the huge artistic heritage of Florence.
Florence, cradle of the Renaissance, from age to age has undergone many changes, represented by the exhibit “Florence in the eyes of the artist, from Signorini to Rosai”, which will take place in the Modern art gallery of Pitti Palace, until 28th October 2012.
Florence is reconfirmed as source of beauties and cradle of art, as it will host a unique exhibition until 20th October 2012: “Magnifici tre, jewel-books of Lorenzo de’ Medici”. These illuminated codes, ordered by Lorenzo the Magnificent for his daughters, are masterpieces of Renaissance, and they’ll be showed for the first time after five centuries.
At Palazzo Strozzi in Florence, from 22nd September to 27th January 2013, will take place an exhibition which retraces the fascist period and in particular the Thirties, characterized by an extremely vigorous artistic battle, in which every style was involved.