Real Time and the Time of Reality

The Gallery of Modern Art at the Pitti Palace is presenting the exhibition Real Time and the Time of Reality until Jan. 8. The exhibit, which aims to appreciate the clocks’ quality from a scientific and an art historical point of view, allows visitors to explore the shapes taken by time throughout the dynasties of …

Uffizi Revolution

Director of the Uffizi Eike Schmidt announced last November that the museum will undergo a revolution next year as an entire floor, the second, will be dedicated to four Renaissance masters. The second floor of the museum, which was established in the late 16th century, will now display Michelangelo, Botticelli, Leonardo, and Raphael. Michelangelo and …

Botticelli Rooms Reopened

The rooms 9 and 15 of the Uffizi Gallery, devoted to the painting of the Early Renaissance, have reopened last October after being renovated as part of the Nuovi Uffizi project. The rooms, part of an area that once housed the Medici theatre designed by Bernardo Buontalenti, host masterpieces by Pollaiolo, Hugo van der Goes, …

Galleria dell’Accademia Presents Dal Ponte Exhibit runs until March 12, 2017

The Galleria dell’Accademia is hosting the first monographic event ever dedicated to the painter Giovanni dal Ponte (1385–1437/8). Curated by Angelo Tartuferi and Lorenzo Sbaraglio, the exhibit showcases around 50 artworks. Dal Ponte’s style betrayed an acute awareness of the work being done by the most important artists active in Florence in the first three …

Palazzo Strozzi Presents Ai Weiwei

Palazzo Strozzi is presenting the exhibition Ai Weiwei. Libero from Sept. 23 to Jan. 22, 2017. A dissident artist with a leading voice, Ai Weiwei is known world- wide as much for his challenging contemporary art practice as for his political activism. Over the past twenty years, he has become a leading voice in the …

Botticelli Reopens

Rooms 9 and 15 of the Uffizi Gallery, devoted to the paintings of the Early Renaissance, reopened last October after being renovated as part of the Nuovi Uffizi project. These rooms, part of an area that once housed the Medici theatre designed by Bernardo Buontalenti, host masterpieces by Pollaiolo, Hugo van der Goes, Ghirlandaio, and …

The ‘Supermodels’ of the Renaissance

Through the famous Renaissance portraits of women, it is possible to understand how modern fashion began. It was during this period, in fact, that for the first time in art history, women became the object of a somewhat obsessive attention to the details of beauty. Artists began focusing intently on women’s faces, hair and clothes, …

The sculptor of success

Carving dreams out of stone. These few words describe Alireza Tehrani’s career, whose leitmotiv has always been one: having his dreams come true. After becoming a millionaire at the age of 28 in the Iranian natural stone industry, Tehrani had another even bigger dream: developing a worldwide brand name thereby bringing change to the industry, …