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"Painting Light" at the Palazzo Strozzi

The exhibit "Painting Light: Hidden techniques of the Impressionists" at the Palazzo Strozzi will come to end on September 28, 2008

scheda_DL_02.jpgHow did the Impressionists paint? Painting Light is not just another Impressionist exhibition - it examines some of the most famous canvases of the last century, looking for clues as to where the paintings were made, under what conditions and, in some cases, by whom. The exhibition brings together over sixty masterpieces by Van Gogh, Monet, Manet ,Signac, Sisley, Morisot and Renoir and others from the Wallraf-Richartz Museum Foundation Corboud, Cologne, and other museums.

Painting Light: Hidden techniques of the Impressionists
Florence, Palazzo Strozzi 11 July - 28 September 2008

Info: +39 055 2645155

Opening hours:
Daily 9 a.m - 8 p.m
Thursday 9 a.m - 11 p.m
Last admission to the exhibition 1 hour before closing

Full € 10,00
Reduced € 8,50 € 8,00 € 7,50
Schools € 4,00

ART 2007, International Arts and Crafts exhibition


There is a really interesting craft fair at the Fortezza da Basso from now until April 22nd:

"Tradition and innovation, pursuing high quality: this is the idea that has always inspired the International Handicraft Fair, ART, and that has enabled this event to celebrate this very year the prestigious target of the 71th exhibition. ART is the shop-window and the market for the unique products of handicraft, coming from Tuscany and from other places as well, which are being shown at the Fortezza da Basso in the spaces of the eight sectors the exhibition is divided into."

There are hand-made items for sale from all over the world: jewelry, carpets from Iran and India, furniture, ceramics, clothing, accessories, and more.

Apoxyomenos at the Palazzo Medici

Apoxy_01sA captivating ancient bronze statue of "Apoxyomenos" is on show at the Palazzo Medici Riccardi until January 2007. This statue is a first century BC copy of a 4th century BC original and was found in about 45 meters of water off the coast of Croatia in 1999. The exhibit has an extensive and detailed presentation of the discovery and conservation of this magnificent antiquity (there are some more photos and information here). Highly recommended if you are here in the next few months. The 5€ admission to the palace also includes the regular museum, including the Gozzoli frescoes.

"Perugino a Firenze" At Fuligno Salon

From AGI Online:

Florence, Italy, Sept.6 - The "Perugino a Firenze" exhibition will be inaugurated on 7 October, patronsides by the scientific research of Rosanna Caterina Proto Pisani, Cultural Heritage Ministry and Florence Museum Superintendency. The works will be displayed at the Fuligno salon in Florence, until 8 January 2006. It's a homage to Pietro Perugino, a reflection on important pieces of work, not studied enough, nor given the right value. It's an opportunity to study well his "Last supper" fresco, as well as other frescoes and identifying single people by comparing them to other artists of the entourage (Spagna, Gerino da Pistoia, etc.). A didactic introduction on his works will re-direct people to the churches and museums where the works are held. Even the works of his pupils will be displayed, plus other paintings and carvings inspired by his style, from Tuscany and other regions, will be shown, testifying that his style was widespread, and that his role in Italian art between the end of the 15th and the beginning of the 16th century was very important.

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