Gherardo delle Notti
From February 10th to May 24th 2015
Firenze - Galleria degli Uffizi
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
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)
from Monday to Saturday from 9.30am till 1.30pm (closed on April 6th, May 1st and June 24th)
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