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16
Oct

Cool T: Settimana della Cultura in Toscana

From October 9th to 19th the first edition of Cool T (La Settimana della Cultura in Toscana – Tuscany Culture Week) is taking place in our region. It is an opportunity to show the world the huge Tuscan cultural legacy, continuously growing as part of our lifestyle.
As the capital, Florence is being highly active these days. In fact, il Palazzo Strozzi has several things to offer during this special week

- Within the Cool T offer, there will be free guided visits to the exhibition Picasso e la modernità spagnola today, on Saturday and on Sunday, as well as a family activity in relation to it on Saturday morning. Besides, on Thursday evening, the special facilities for il Cortile di Palazzo Strozzi will be launched under the name of “A chi non piace guardare il cielo”? (Who does not like looking at the sky?)

- Palazzo Strozzi Contemporaneo: there will be another special launching today. We are talking about the new contemporary art program, Palazzo Strozzi Contemporaneo. Until January 25th next year four events will be shown involving artists such as Franco Menicagli, the Kinkaleri group, the Bianco-Valente duo and the CHERYL collective from New York

The magic of Tuscany is not only based on its dreamy landscapes and its gastronomic tradition. From Il Salviatino, your 5 stars hotel in Florence, we invite you to visit us and get immersed in our world of art, creativity and innovation

For more information you can visit: http://www.palazzostrozzi.org/index.jsp?idProgetto=2&idLinguaSito=2

And if you are looking to stay in Florence: http://salviatino.com/?lang=en

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8
Oct

Finishing the year in a Contemporary Art style!

Today we live in a world without frontiers; a world where sharing is a daily activity. We share with each other our culture, experience, thoughts, efforts, concerns… and with that process we created a homogeneous mixture in which we don’t see differences, but only human beings.

Thanks to this extraordinary evolution of mankind, some very special things can happen. As, for example, the possibility to have an exhibition of Spanish contemporary artist in Florence or the chance to exhibit in Verona the works by a living Italian artist who was inspired by China’s legacy.

-       Picasso and Spanish Modernity: Until January 25th the works of the most important Spanish Contemporary artist will be shown in Palazzo Strozzi, with a special emphasis in Pablo Picasso.

-       Made in China: From October 9th until December 31st, Palazzo Victoria’s hall will fill its walls with the works by Italian artist, Marco Bertìn, who explored through his photographs the influence and recent history of the great Asian dragon.

We’re finishing the year in a contemporary art style both in Florence and in Verona, also celebrating this mixed world we’re living in. From Il Salviatino, as always, we invite you to come and enjoy it in our company.

For more information of Picasso and Spanish Modernity: http://www.palazzostrozzi.org/SezionePicasso2014.jsp?idSezione=2947

For more information of Made in China: http://palazzovictoria.com/blog/?p=200

 
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13
Mar

An approach to ‘Family Matters’ at CCC Strozzina

There is not an absolute definition for the term family. There are only some more or less specific meanings. Perhaps each one of us has its own concept. This ambiguity is the origin of the new exhibition at the Centre for Contemporary Culture at Palazzo Strozzi (CCC Strozzina). Through the work of eleven international artists, “Family Matters. Portraits and experiences of family today” explores the evolution of the social and the cultural concepts of ‘family’.

Guy Ben-Ner, Sophie Calle, Jim Campbell, John Clang, Nan Goldin, Courtney KEssel, Ottonella Mocellin , Nicola Pellegrini, Trish Morrisey, Hans Op de Beeck, Chrischa Oswald and Thomas Struth share the personal subjective experiences of each one of them, but join forces in the search of a universal definition of the term.

Family Mattersstarts the 14th March until the 20th July.

Tuesday to Sunday: 10 am. to 8 pm.

Thursdays: 10 am. to 11 pm.

Monday: closed    

When it comes to Il Salviatino, your boutique hotel in Florence, we consider ourselves a big family. So, from our family to yours, we highly recommend you this interesting exhibition.

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14
Nov

The Russian Avant-garde arrives to Palazzo Strozzi

There is a place (not too far from the North Pole) where glaciers meet deserts and cultures collide. At first glance it may seem the end of the world, but even in the very end of the world there is art, and that is what the Palazzo Strozzi is commemorating until the next 19th January. The exhibition L’Avanguardia russa, la Siberia e l’Oriente shows 130 works never seen before in Italy, including 79 paintings and designs, 15 sculptures and 36 objects taken from the etno-anthropologic legacy.

Source: http://www.palazzostrozzi.org/allegati/858×276-russia-04_130828031412.jpg

Divided in 11 sections, the exhibition covers the complex relationship between the Russian art and The East. The mix of spirituality, magic, philosophy and beauty is seen through the works of Wassily Kandinsky, Michail Larionov and Vasilij Vatagin, among other great artists. You can access the exhibition every day (including holidays) from 9 am to 8 pm (Thursdays from 9 am to 11 pm). The tickets’ prices vary from €10 to €4.

Always inviting you to travel and enjoy the world’s wonders, this time the Il Salviatino team encourages you to go to this edge of the planet in order to discover a majectic art you probably have not seen before. Of course, Il Salviatino, your luxury hotel in Florence, could be your perfect point of departure.

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11
Oct

The Italian art of the Thirties: beyond the fascism

The Palazzo Strozzi, a building from the 16th century at the heart of Florence, is hosting the art show ‘Anni ’30: Arti in Italia oltre il fascismo’ (The thirties: The arts in Italy beyond the fascism). The exhibition gathers together paintings, sculptures and design objects of a very important moment for Italy from a historical point of view: the years previous to the Second World War, when the strengthening of modernity walked hand in hand with fascism.
The thirties, artistically speaking, wasn’t a period of one single tendency. As the exhibition shows with its varied catalogue, there were many different artistic trends, clashing and struggling all together. Some of them came from different parts of Europe, artistic influences that entered Italy despite the fascist regime, skipping the political barriers like only art can do.

Anni 30 exhibition

At Anni ’30, the visitor can enjoy pictorial and sculptural examples of classicism, expressionism and abstract art inspired in European tendencies, while it is also possible to find artistic works of futurism, an art movement that originated in Italy itself. Apart from the 96 paintings, 17 sculptures and 20 objects of design of the show, there is also room for interactivity: some special areas are meant for the visitor to explore the topics of the exhibition in an interactive way.
If you are thinking on visiting the exhibition, it will be on display at the Palazzo Strozzi until the 27th of January, 2013. From Il Salviatino, your 5 star hotel in Florence, we invite you to discover this important part of Italian History from such a delightful artistic point of view.

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4
May

Americans in Florence: Sargent and the New World’s Impressionists

The squares, the buildings, the history, the people, the tradition… Florence is simply captivating. No wonder in the late 19th and beginning of the 20th century Americans felt eager to explore the ancient monuments and pieces of the city and discover everything that hid behind the Old World.

The painters of the New World came to Florence and established extremely enriching and versatile relationships with it and other Italian cities such as Venice and Rome. They were attracted by the charm and variety of the landscape, by the light and the panoramic views as well as by the picturesque charm of the local people, so different from what they knew across the Atlantic ocean.

An Italian Garden, by William Merritt Chase.

An Italian Garden, by William Merritt Chase.

Their impressions and experiences reach us today in the form of a magnificent exhibition hosted by a masterpiece of local Renaissance, Palazzo Strozzi, from the 3rd of March to the 15th of July: “Americans in Florence”. A journey through the work of members of the American Impressionist group known as Ten American Painters such as John Singer Sargent or Mary Cassat.

At Torre Galli: Ladies in a garden, John Singer Sargent.

At Torre Galli: Ladies in a garden, John Singer Sargent.

Through friendly relationships and embellishing encounters with local people, American painters introduced refined and wise lifestyles to Europe. In exchange, Italian artists showed them the keys of their art and their traditions, this way Americans brought European culture and sophistication to America. The result: a cosmopolitan ambiance that bound the city to the New World forever.

Portrait of Alexander J. Cassatt and his Son Robert Kelso Cassatt, by Mary Cassat.

Portrait of Alexander J. Cassatt and his Son Robert Kelso Cassatt, by Mary Cassat.

This exhibition together with a superb stay in a 5 star hotel in Florence bring us the perfect opportunity to discover and admire the existing harmony between art, tradition and modernity throughout the city.

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10
Oct

First-Ever Retrospective Exihibit of Bronzino Comes to Florence

The ambassadors at Il Salviatino are eager to arrange your visit to what The New York Times terms a “Must-See” and a once-in-a-lifetime affair. The exceptionally brilliant and innovative director of the Strozzi Museum in Florence, James Bradburne, has created the very first retrospective celebration of the works of Agnolo di Cosimo (Bronzino), 1503-1572, which spills out of the Palazzo Strozzi into almost every corner of Florence (September 24, 2010 – January 23, 2011). The city is alive with examples of and tributes to this prolific and influential artist. Some of the most recognizable of Bronzino’s works such as the profile portrait of Cosimo il Vecchio:

Bronzino Portrait of Cosimo il Vecchio

Bronzino Portrait of Cosimo il Vecchio

or the spectacular portrait of Eleonora of Toledo with her son:

Eleonora of Toledo with her Son Giovanni

Eleonora of Toledo with her Son Giovanni

and then Andrea Doria as Neptune:

Bronzino Portrait of Andrea Doria as Neptune

Bronzino Portrait of Andrea Doria as Neptune

have long been icons of Italian Mannerist Paintings in the mid-1500’s.

One fascinating revelation in this powerful exhibit is the introduction after almost 300 years of a unique painting – a double-sided canvas – known as the Portrait of Dwarf Morgante. Disguised by moralists with over-painting as a Bacchus serving wine:

Nano Morgante disguised as Bacchus

Nano Morgante disguised as Bacchus

It is being re-introduced, front and back (after restoration) as the fully nude, favorite court jester of the Medici family just like Bronzino painted it. Documented in an article by Rossella Lorenzi at Discovery News (http://news.discovery.com/history/naked-dwarf-revealed-again-in-painting.html), the dwarf Morgante was a favorite of Cosimo I de’ Medici, and records testify that he was often mortified, and even had to fight, naked, with a monkey.

Bronzino's original front and back as restored

Bronzino’s original front and back as restored

The portrait was designed to stand in the center of a room like a statue. Bronzino was involved in a debate about which was the nobler art – painting or sculpture? He hoped this portrait would prove painting to be the higher art. It shows the passage of time, which a sculpture cannot do: i.e., the front view shows Morgante with the tools of a hunter, while the reverse depicts him at the end of the hunt holding his catch.

Members of Club Salviatino may receive special discounts and access to the exhibit at the Palazzo Strozzi as well as be eligible for a personal, guided tour of the significant works of Bronzino around Florence. Just ask an ambassador, or any staff member at il Salviatino, your 5 star hotel in Florence. We welcome everyone to Florence this fall for a once-in-a-lifetime experience – art by day; Devarana Spa in the evening; gourmet candlelight dining at night.

A Treasured Bronzino at Santa Croce

A Treasured Bronzino at Santa Croce

After art, relax at the spa, and later enjoy a superb dinner at Le Serre.

After art, relax at the spa, and later enjoy a superb dinner at Le Serre.

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