When a person falls asleep the mind relaxes, the body rests and the soul flies to exotic dimensions; a whole process we call a ‘dream’, during which some people have these visions of the future and see different worlds while others explore the unknown side of their minds, through nightmares and erotic mirages. The mysterious matter dreams are made of has fascinated the mankind since its origins and that attraction is what The Renaissance Dream tries to represent. Until next September 15th you can visit the Palatine Gallery, Tuesday to Sunday, from 8.15 am to 6.50 pm., to watch this never-seen-before-in-Florence exhibition; a unique experience.
The display will take you to seven different states of dreaming:
Night – a reflection of its symbolism in art.
Journey of the spirit – the connection between art, Classic mythology, literature and dreams.
Visions of the beyond – dedicated to sacred art
Enigmatic dreams and nightmare visions – images from a fantasy world
Life is a dream – on Michelangelo’s work The Dream of Human Life’s influence
The dreaming Prince – on Francesco de’Medici
Dawn – the Renaissance as a stage for real dreams and the awakening.
You are on time to come and let yourself go with the illusions. And for your own dreams, do not forget that Il Salviatino, your 5 stars hotel in Florence, will be there for you. Now, close your eyes and just… dream.