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Art in Florence does not go on holiday in July!

Museo degli Innocenti

Museo degli Innocenti

Do you want to see art exhibitions in Florence? You are very lucky! In these days opens its doors a brand new museum (after massive renovations) and there are four art exhibitions not to be missed, all of them being prepared for July. Yes! Art in Florence does not go on holiday in July!

1) Istituto degli Innocenti

New spaces (more than 4900sqm), restored artworks and a choice of the Florentine Renaissance masterpieces. Artists as Sandro Botticelli, Domenico Ghirlandaio, Bartolomeo di Giovanni, Piero di Cosimo, Neri di Bicci, Luca della Robbia and Giovanni del Biondo. It’s the great revival of the Istituto degli Innocenti’s Museum , which opens its doors on June 24, and it’s themost important summer event for Florence. The Istituto degli Innocenti was originally a children’s orphanage. Build in 1419, it is regarded as a notable example of early Italian Renaissance architecture. Its art collection puts it at the same level of the greatest Florentine museums. The Insitute, for the wealth of its archives and the longevity of the institution itself, is considered one of the landmarks of genealogical studies. Those who study, work or i simply are fond of genealogical trees and family studies, should visit it at least once in their life.

Museo degli Innocenti

Museo degli Innocenti

2) From Kandinsky to Pollock. The Great Art of Guggenheim (Palazzo Strozzi dal 19 marzo al 24 luglio 2016)

Palazzo Strozzi hosts a major exhibition that brings to Florence more than 100 masterpieces of European art and American of the twentieth century, in a path that reconstructs relations and relations between the two sides of the ocean, in the sign of the figures American collectors Peggy and Solomon Guggenheim. The exhibition allows the exceptional comparison between fundamental works of modern art European masters such as Marcel Duchamp, Max Ernst, Man Ray, Pablo Picasso and so-called European informal as Alberto Burri, Emilio Vedova, Jean Dubuffet, Lucio Fontana, along with large paintings and sculptures by some of the major figures in American art of the fifties and sixties as Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, Willem de Kooning, Alexander Calder, Roy Lichtenstein, Cy Twombly.

Da Kandinsky a Pollock. La Grande Arte dei Guggenheim

Da Kandinsky a Pollock. La Grande Arte dei Guggenheim

3) Jesters,villains and players at the Medici’s court Galleria d’Arte Moderna, Palazzo Pitti, Andito degli Angiolini dal 9 maggio all’11 settembre 2016

About thirty works of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, mainly from the deposits of the Palatine Gallery, illustrate recurring bizarre figurative subjects in the Medici collections. It is so-called ‘gender’ scenes, that within the universe coded of this type of painting, allow to illustrate, often with moral intent or didactic, comic aspects of social life and of the court, that is, those issues deemed otherwise low and devoid of decoration. Within this framework it is to the fore marginal and deviant characters like clowns, ignorant peasants or grotesque dwarf and players from both licit or illicit games. The ‘genre’ painting becomes short, the tool that allows art to draw from the reality of the world.

Buffoni, villani e giocatori alla corte dei Medici

Buffoni, villani e giocatori alla corte dei Medici

4) Sguardi sul Novecento: Disegni di Artisti italiani tra le due Guerre (Uffizi, Gabinetto Disegni e Stampe, dal 17 maggio al 4 settembre 2016)

Thirty-seven works, including drawings and prints, mostly unseen by the people, referring to the first thirty years of the twentieth century. Representations of figures, faces, portraits full of deep expressiveness clutching psychological games of glances between the artist and the portrait character and between him and the viewer. Works that reveal the complexity of the first thirty years of the century and predict future tragedies. Among the authors selected there are Jacques Villon, Alberto Giacometti, Anders Zorn, and even Ram and Thayat Costetti Giovanni, Giuseppe Lunardi, Pietro Bugiani, Kurt Craemer, Primo Conti, Giuseppe Lanza del Vasto, Marino Marini.

Sguardi sul Novecento: Disegni di Artisti italiani tra le due Guerre

Sguardi sul Novecento: Disegni di Artisti italiani tra le due Guerre

5) Fece di Scoltura di legname e colori (Galleria degli Uffizi, dal 22 marzo al 28 agosto 2016)

Throughout the first half of the fifteenth century the painted sculpture – wooden, marble or terracotta – was the expression of sculpture’s artistic primacy. This exhibition is proposed for the first time to investigate, through a nucleus of about fifty works, the story of polychrome wooden sculpture of the fifteenth century in Florence, the city where the proximity of the shops, places of secret meetings between sculptors, painters and architects , it was often critical to the activity of the masters of the time.

Fece di scoltura di legname e colori

Fece di scoltura di legname e colori

If you want an apartment in Florence, Tuscan Feeling suggests you the following accomodations for rent:

Apt. BARDI – 90 m2 – Groundfloor (without elevator) – for 5 persons

Bardi Apartment

Bardi Apartment

Apt. FREDDY – 40 m2 – 3rd floor (without elevator) – for 2 persons

Freddy Apartment

Freddy Apartment

Apt. S. JACOPO - 75 m2 – 6th floor (with elevator) – for 2 persons

S. Jacopo Apartment

S. Jacopo Apartment

Summer in Florence? Estate Fiorentina 2016!

Estate Fiorentina 2016

Estate Fiorentina 2016

Summer is coming and many Italian cities become ghost towns. Schools are closing, the offices are on vacation and shops pulled down their shutters. This does not happen in Florence! The capital of the Renaissance, thanks to its thousands visitors, visitors and the ceaseless work of its citizens is always a lively city, especially in summer.

As every year the municipality of Florence take care of the summer in town, with a program of events for locals and visitors, from June to September. Four months of shows, exhibitions and events! More than 750 are the events that will make alive the Florentine nightlife and, for the first time, will land in two exceptional places: Piazza dei Tre Re and Piazzale Michelangelo, made entirely pedestrian.

Sting

Sting

Among the most anticipated events, there are all the gigs scheduled at the Visarno’s Hippodrome and the Amphitheatre, both in the Cascine park. From June to August Florence waits Sting, Massive Attack, the Italian pop stars Max Pezzali and Daniele Silvestri, the evergreens Duran Duran and the great concert of UNHCR, the High Commissioner of the United Nations.

Cat Power

Cat Power

September 7, will be the turn of Cat Power, who returns to Italy after two years of absence, for only two exclusive dates. In the middle of summer, it is scheduled a contemporary performance in the Palazzo Vecchio’s Sala d’Arme, chosen by the composer Michael Nyman for a video installation, called ‘Manejese since domoras’ that will last 15 days. In the Sala d’Arme, after Nyman, will come the Masbedo duo, formed by Nicolò Massazza and Jacopo Bedogni with an installation video art.

Michael Nyman

Michael Nyman

Six major projects, ranging from music to art, will be the real big news of this Florentine summer season. Between June and July will come the “independent musicians for Florence”: five concerts in five different squares of the town for five consecutive days. This tour de force will see as protagonists Giovanni Lindo Ferretti, Massimo Zamboni, Gianni Maroccolo, Giorgio Canali, Francesco Magnelli and Ginevra di Marco.

Ginevra di Marco

Ginevra di Marco

In September, to celebrate the centenary of Spoon River Anthology, there will be public readings of extracts from the immortal Edgar Lee Masters, accompanied by the songs of Fabrizio De Andrè.
Florence also aims to break a record by the Guinness Book: with “String City” will be held 100 concerts in 100 museums in just 48 hours. In this musical marathon will attend the Fiesole School of Music, the Conservatory Cherubini, the Regional Orchestra of Tuscany, the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino and the music school Dante Alighieri. The last of the “special” projects in the program is “Hai paura del buio? A festival for Sollicciano”, by Manuel Agnelli of Afterhours.

Orchestra Regionale Toscana

Orchestra Regionale Toscana

Many of the events and the Florence summer outdoor venues have been confirmed. The bizarre Cirk Fantastik will return to the city, with its circus without animals, the Cascine Park (September 15 to 25). Will be held on the Campus of Music at the Opera (2, 3 and 4 September).

Cirk Fantastik

Cirk Fantastik

On 16 and 17 June will be the turn of Street Art Fest by Controradio: hip hop, graffiti and skateboarding will be in a huge festival at the Visarno’s Hyppodrome. All those who love cinema will have nothing to complain about! There are scheduled the Festival dei Popoli and Apriti Cinema in Santissima Annunziata’s square, with docu-fictions, art films and many previews.

If you want an apartment in Florence, Tuscan Feeling suggests you the following accomodations for rent:

Apt. PALAZZO VENANZI – 230 m2 – 1 floor (with elevator) – for 2 persons

Palazzo Venanzi Apartment

Palazzo Venanzi Apartment

Apt. CROCI – 70 m2 – 3rd floor (without elevator) – for 2 persons

Croci Apartments

Croci Apartments

Apt. ROGER – 85 m2 – 3rd floor (without elevator) – for 3 persons

Roger Apartment

Roger Apartment