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Palazzo Strozzi Sprouts a Forest

 

 

Wood tiles and plastics strips stir in the breeze in the heart of a Renaissance-era palace that once belonged to one of Florence’s most influential families known for their wealth and patronage of the arts.

 

An installation by artist Franco Menicagli fills the courtyard of Palazzo Strozzi until November 16, created from three columns and countless pieces of wood and plastic.  
Menicagli’s intention is to make the courtyard resemble a forest in order to transform perceptions of Renaissance space. More importantly, the installation encourages people to look up from the confines of the classic Renaissance space into the world above because, as Menicagli asked, “Who doesn’t like looking at the sky?”

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