Events

Gherardo delle Notti

From February 10th to May 24th 2015

Firenze - Galleria degli Uffizi
http://www.uffizi.com

Gherardo delle Notti, that is the Dutch painter Gerard van Honthorst  (1593-1656), lived in Italy for many years and became acquainted with Caravaggio. You will find here works inspired by the master and marked, specifically, by the use of nocturnal candlelight that gained him his name (Gerard of the Nights).

Please visit the website of the event for further information concerning opening hours and reservations; you can also contact Villa La Massa directly.

 

The shape of the book: from roll to codex (3rd century B.C.-19th century A.D.)

From February 10th to June 27th 2015

Firenze - Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana
http://www.bml.firenze.sbn.it/ing

This exhibition introduces the general public to the different materials and shapes that written records, and books in particular, have known in time and space: a selection of 40 items kept by the Library is on display here and illustrate book production in the Eastern and Western world from 3rd century B.C to the 19th century A.D)

Opening hours:

from Monday to Saturday from 9.30am till 1.30pm (closed on April 6th, May 1st and June 24th)  

Please visit the website of the event for further information.

 

Van Gogh Alive

From February 16th to April 12th 2015

Firenze - Santo Stefano al Ponte

www.vangoghalive.it

Van Gogh's art comes to life in a vibrant symphony of light, colour and sound.

The journey through Van Gogh's paintings is enriched with the projection of sketches of his art, which enable the spectator to better understand the artistic origin of his work, as well as some verses of his letters which offer a vision of his life, his ideas and his troubled state of mind.

Please the website of the event for further information or contact Villa La Massa.

 

The Language of Flowers

From March 13th to September 20th 2015

Firenze - Gucci Museo

www.guccimuseo.com

The seventh exhibition of the Pinault Collection at the Gucci Museo, is an allusion to one of Gucci's most iconic motifs: Flora.

This exhibition brings together the works of four artists, well known all over the world produced between 1967 and 2012, who play with the iconography of flowers.

The subject is much less simple than it may seem, as each work is remarkable in its power of visual seduction (and olfactory seduction for one of them), each imbued with a sense of delicate yet profound ambiguity.

Above and beyond a motif that could be considered frivolous or banal, what in fact emerges are themes such as vanity, memory, politics and the value of art. 

Please the website of the event for further information or contact Villa La Massa.

 

Power and Pathos. Bronze Sculpture of the Hellenistic World

From March 14th to June 21st 2015

Firenze - Palazzo Strozzi

www.palazzostrozzi.org

The exhibition uses 50 bronze sculptures to tell the story of the spectacular artistic developments of the Hellenistic era throughout the Mediterranean basin.

Monumental statues of gods, athletes and heroes will be displayed alongside portraits of historical figures, in a journey allowing visitors to explore the fascinating stories of these masterpieces' discovery while also probing the production and casting processes and the finishing techniques adopted.

Please the website of the event for further information or contact Villa La Massa.

 

Divine beauty. Sacred art from Van Gogh to Fontana

From September 26th 2015 to January 24th 2016

Firenze - Palazzo Strozzi

www.palazzostrozzi.org

The exhibition explores, and sets in context, a century of modern sacred art stretching from the 1880s - when the Church opened its arms to the most innovative artists - to 1950.

The exhibition offers a retrospective of the best works of art produced on the Italian and international scenes, highlighting their dialogue and mutual influence: works by Guttuso, Fontana, Picasso, Van Gogh, Millet, Munch, and Rodin just to name a few.

Please the website of the event for further information or contact Villa La Massa.