Siena Duomo Reveals its Floor

Described by Giorgio Vasari as “the most beautiful, grand, and magnificent” pavement ever created, Siena’s Duomo is famous not only for its detailed inlaid work but also for the themes regarding the search for knowledge that it conveys. Siena Duomo’s marble floor can now be visited after restoration works have been completed before than expected. …

Between Michelangelo and Donatello

Koons’ Sculpture on display on PIazza della Signoria until Dec. 28 By Emily Baqir A sculpture by American artist Jeff Koons is currently exposed in front of the Palazzo Vecchio in Florence’s Piazza della Signoria between a copy of Michelangelo’s David and a copy of Donatello’s “Judith and Holoferne.” Titled “Pluto and Proserpina,” the sculpture …

Medici Art Flies to Paris

By Emily Baqir A collection of art of the Medicis including works by Rosso Fiorentino, Domenico Ghirlandaio, Andrea del Sarto, Pontormo, and Bronzino, will be on display until Jan. 25 at the Muséè Jacquemart-André in Paris. Visitors will be immersed in a setting that mixes shaded colors and stunning graphic elements. Guests should also expect …

Sun in the House

  Palazzo Davanzati Museum is hosting Sun in the House until Sept. 7. The exhibit, a testament to the craftsmen who produced domestic pottery objects, showcases ceramic objects used in everyday life in Italy from the 17th to 21st centuries.     Held in conjunction with Expo 2015 events in Milan, Sun in the House …

Leonardo’s Self-Portrait Displayed for First Time

  Leonardo da Vinci’s famous self-portrait is being shown to the public for the very first time this summer in Rome. Normally preserved in the Royal Library of Turin’s vault and rarely visible to the public, the painting is on display at the Capitoline Museum until August 3. Titled L’Autoritratto (Self-portrait), the exhibition includes information …

ReSignifications: Imagining the Black Body and Re-Staging Histories

  Exhibit on display until Aug. 29   A multimedia art exhibition entitled ReSignifications that examines and deconstructs the image of the black body through a groundbreaking and unique artistic dialogue is on display until August 29 at the historic Villa La Pietra, New York University’s Florence campus, and the Bardini Museum.   The exhibition …

The Illusion of Sciltian

On the thirtieth anniversary of his death, the Museum of Villa Bardini of Florence is celebrating Gregorio Sciltian’s artistic career with a major retrospective at the Bardini Museum, curated by Stefano Sbarbaro. The last retrospective dedicated to the artist dates back almost 20 years – in 1986, at the Palazzo dei Diamanti in Ferrara. Showcasing …