Florence art historian claims to have found original Caravaggio

    Art historian Mina Gregori claims to have identified a hitherto unknown painting in a private collection as Caravaggio’s original Mary Magdalene in Ecstasy, which art historians believed until now to be in Rome. The  90-year-old president of the Roberto Longhi Foundation in Florence and foremost authority on the subject was contacted by the …

A Homage to Design

  Piero Tosi on Display   Palazzo Pitti’s Costume Gallery is currently paying tribute to notable exponents of twentieth-century fashion. The exhibition Tribute to the Maestro Piero Tosi: The art of stage costumes from the Tirelli bequest comes in the wake of the Honorary Governors Award given to Tosi in 2013 in recognition of his …

Restoring Our Artistic Heritage

Elke Numeyer-Windshuttle The Florence Art and Restoration Fair returns to Fortezza da Basso for its fourth edition from November 13 to 15. Dedicated to the restoration of our artistic heritage, the fair opens its doors from 9:30 a.m. till 6:30 p.m., bringing together institutions, companies, schools and training organisations in a guest list expected to …

WWII in the Memories of a Woman

Tina was only 12 when the Allies landed in southern Italy in the summer of 1943. A few days after, as it appeared evident that the war was lost. Italy had surrendered, and in a few hours the Germans, from allies, became enemies. They invaded Italy and even succeeded in liberating Mussolini and bringing him …