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20
Feb

Reencountering Michelangelo until the 18th May at Galleria dell’Accademia

Why do we call Michelangelo a genius? Is it because he was an artist in the true sense of the word? Is it because we still feel overcome by the beauty of his works? He was a magnificent artist and his works still impress us indeed, but there is something else. When he passed away in 1564 he left behind an eternal legacy which has inspired new generations of artists until today. Now, in order to commemorate the 450th anniversary of his death, Galleria dell’Accademia and Fratelli Alinari I.D.E.A. S.p.A. have organized ‘Ri-conoscere Michelangeloan exhibition that pays tribute to this remarkable man and shows the renovation of interest in his artworks from the 19th century and on.

The exhibition will focus on three artistic languages; sculpture, painting and photography. First, you will see representations of the artist in a historicist way, with examples from Delacroix, Rodin and the Alinari brothers among others. Some works by Pagano, Finn and Amendola, who attempted to bring back the interest to Michelangelo’s sculpture, will be shown as well. You will be able to find out about his influence in other great artists such as Matisse and, in a final section, they will display some works by Knorr, Sarfati and Youssef Nabil as examples of copies and reproductions of Michelangelo’s works. A whole tribute for a true master.

The ‘mostra’ will be open until the 18th May and the tickets are priced of €11 (standard) and €5,5 (reduced)

 

Michelangelo in his studio, Eugène Delacroix. Source: augustastylianougallery.com

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27
Sep

Oratorio di Santa Caterina: the first exhibition ever dedicated to Francesco Granacci.

Mannerism was an art period developed during the late Renaissance, known for the elegance of the shapes and the sometimes difficult positions of the figures in paintings as much as in sculptures. You may know art masters from that era such as Giambologna, Cellini or the very Michelangelo. But what about Francesco Granacci? At that time, coinciding with the blossoming of Mannerism, Granacci was a quite important man. He studied with Ghirlandaio, was employed as a frescoes painter by Lorenzo de’Medici and Giorgio Vasari wrote about him in his famous book, Vite.

Francesco Granacci, ‘Assumption of Mary’. Source: Wikimedia Commons

A man like this needed to have an exhibition for his own and that is what the Oratorio di Santa Caterina, in Bagno a Ripoli (in the outskirts of Florence), is doing to honor his memory. For the first time ever, several artworks by Granacci are exclusively shown inside the ‘chiesa’ as well as some works by one of the artists he influenced: Lorenzo Larciani, a.k.a. the Kress Landscapes Master. Two for one. Could it be a better offer?

Lorenzo Larciani, ‘Madonna con il Bambino e San Giovanni’ – Source: arcadja.com

In case you visit Florence between September and January 2014 you can take a look at this beautiful ‘mostra’. The entrance ticket full price is €6; the concessions price is €5 and if you are a student, have children under 14 or just own a Firenze Card you only pay €3. Coming to Florence implies nourishing your mind and your soul with gorgeous landscapes and precious moments. Il Salviatino, your luxury hotel in Florence, always encourages you to have the time of your life while enjoying all the things a city like ours has to offer to you.

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20
Sep

Israëlis ‘Izis’ Bidermanas: The poet of photography

Born in today’s Lithuania back in 1911, he moved to Paris at the age of 19 to become a painter, although he actually became a photographer. He was a Jew, so he had to leave Paris during the II World War. He was captured by the Nazis, tortured and later released by the same Resistance he then joined. He was a fighter, but also had the time to take some wonderful pictures of his companions. Once the war was finished, he developed an interesting career as a photo artist, catching the essence of Paris and its people through his own poetic vision. This is how Izis Bidermanas came to be the great photographer the Museo Nazionale Alinari Della Fotografia (MNAF) is now paying tribute to.

With the exception of Wednesdays (the museum is closed) you can visit the exhibition every day from 10 am to 18:30 p.m. Along with the pieces from Bidermanas’ collection you will be able to see the film Aperçu d’une vie (A glance at a life) and get to know the work of this photographer, considered a whole humanistic artist and a visual poet able to capture pure instants of dreaming, emotions and real life. The tickets price vary from 9€ to 6€, including the standard, reduced or Convention price.

If you want to spend a nice time discovering a little more about this interesting artist, now you know what to do. And when it comes to dreaming, do not forget Il Salviatino, your luxury hotel in Florence, is always here to have you and make you feel good.

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