‘La primavera del Rinascimento. La scultura e le arti a Firenze 1400-1460′ Florence, Palazzo Strozzi 23rd March – 18th August 2013 ‘The Springtime of the Renaissance. Sculpture and the Arts in Florence, 1400-1460′ aims to demonstrate, largely through sculptural pieces, the ‘miracle’ of the Renaissance, forged in the crucible that was Florence at the beginning [...]
‘Percorsi di Meraviglia. Opere restaurate del Bargello’ Bargello Museum, Florence 23rd March – 18th August 2013 ‘Paths of Wonder’ doesn’t quite cut it as a translation, the point being that you’ll be guided through a selection of restored works, gems from the collection of the Bargello Museum. Pride of place goes to the enormous Franco-Flemish [...]
‘The Dalí Universe’ Palazzo Medici Riccardi, Florence Until May 25th 2013 Bit late with this one, but, if you’re in Florence over the next couple of months then you still have the chance to visit this collection of (mainly sculptural) woks by the Catalan master. Official exhibition site Recommend on Facebook Share on Linkedin Share [...]
‘Diaphanous Passions. Baroque Ivories From The Courts Of Europe.’ Museo degli Argenti, Palazzo Pitti, Florence 16th July – 3rd November 2013 The second event under the ‘Year Of Art’ banner to be held at the Pitti Palace’s Museum of Silver, this exhibition features the ‘Medici Ivories’ as well as pieces from leading international musuems, more [...]
‘The Renaissance Dream’ Palatine Gallery, Pitti Palace, Florence 21st May – 15th September 2013 A themed exhibition, in conjunction with the Museé du Luxembourg in Paris, looking at the interpretation and representation of dreams in ancient mythology and during the Renaissance. The exhibition will explore the different approaches of different artists, with works spread across [...]
Florence, Medici Chapels ‘Medici Splendour. Pope Leo X and Florence.’ 26th March – 6th October The first Medici Pope – Leo X – was Giovanni, son of Lorenzo the magnificent, and this exhibition strives to demonstrate his enormous artistic legacy from this most vibrant period of Florence’s past. The star of the exhibition, excuse the [...]
‘Luxury and Elegance: French porcelain and Richard Ginori.’ Musei degli Argenti, Pitti Palace, Florence, 19th March – 23rd June 2013 On the 40th anniversary of the opening of the Porcelain Museum at the Palazzo Pitti this exhibition (held, slightly confusingly, in the Silver Museum), will put on show over 100 pieces of fine porcelain from [...]
Accademia exhibition: From the Fleur de Lis to the David. Civic art in Florence from the middle ages to the renaissance.
‘From the Fleur de Lis to the David. Civic art in Florence from the middle ages to the renaissance.’ Galleria dell’Accademia, Florence 14th May – 8th December 2013 A most unusual and fascinating-sounding exhibition this, focusing on commissioned works of ‘Civic art’ in the Florence that came before the Medici claimed the city as their [...]
Uffizi exhibition: The Grand Prince. Ferdinando de’ Medici (1663-1713), Collector and Patron of the Arts.
‘The Grand Prince. Ferdinando de’ Medici (1663-1713) Collector and Patron of the Arts’ Uffizi Gallery, 25th June – 3rd November 2013 He never made it to the throne, so not a Grand Duke of the Medici clan, but Grand Prince Ferdinand (1663-1713) epitomises all that was remarkable about the art collections and patronage of this [...]
Uffizi Gallery, Florence ‘From Rule to Fancy: Spanish Artists in Italy in the Early Mannerist Period’ 5th March – 26th May 2013 The first event in the 2013 ‘Year of Art’ series, this unique exhibition is the first ever to look at the Spanish artists who came to Italy in the first decades of the [...]