Étiqueté : Florence

Conférence : Giovanni Carlo Federico Villa, “Otto artisti per un rinascimento. Venezia e l’invenzione della modernità”, Turin, Palazzo Madama, 25 février au 16 juin 2022

  Dal 17 marzo 2022, nella Sala Feste, prende avvio un ciclo di conferenze con Giovanni Carlo Federico Villa, direttore di Palazzo Madama. “Venezia è la città più gloriosa che io abbia mai visto, ed è la più saggiamente governata”, scriveva l’ambasciatore Philippe de Commynes nel 1494. E sono i protagonisti veneti della rivoluzione pittorica a indicare il ruolo cardine di Venezia per il rinnovamento della cultura italiana ed europea. Se quando si tratta di Rinascimento lo...

Conférence : Adriana Concin, « Florence and the Holy Roman Empire in the Sixteenth Century : Material Culture and Artistic Exchange », Londres, The Courtauld Institute, 17 janvier 2022, 17h-18h30

During the second half of the sixteenth century, Florentine artistic production and access to it became increasingly sought after across the Holy Roman Empire. An important dynastic connection between the Austrian Habsburg dynasty and the Medici family in 1565 was the marriage of Archduchess Johanna of Austria (1547–1578) to Francesco I de’ Medici (1541–1587). This was a catalytic event that brought the German-speaking dominions of Central Europe into close contact with Florence, its court and...

Parution : K. Botke, H. T. van Veen, « A Cultural Symbiosis. Patrician Art Patronage and Medicean Cultural Politics in Florence (1530-1610) », Leuven University Press, 2021

The prolonged influence of patricians on the cultural and artistic life in Florence. Contrary to general belief, the history of the Florentine patriciate did not end with the establishment of the State of Tuscany under de’ Medici in 1532. Proud and self-confident patricians did not become subservient courtiers overnight, but remained significantly influential for a long period. They retained their urban identity and longstanding family traditions, while acquiring noble titles, estates, and villas at the...

Parution : Timothy Verdon, « Fra Angelico. Painter, Friar, Mystic », Turnhout, Brepols, 2021

A lavishly illustrated exploration of the art and theology of Fra Angelico. Fra Angelico offers a unique encounter with the celebrated painter, seen through the eyes of Monsignor Timothy Verdon.  As an art historian and (like Angelico) a Catholic priest, Monsignor Verdon approaches the work of the only artist ever beatified through the theological lens it deserves, bringing together Fra Angelico’s art and his faith. Praised by his contemporaries, by later art historians, and by generations...

Exposition : « Botticelli », Paris, Musée Jacquemart-André, du 10 septembre 2021 au 24 janvier 2022

À l’automne 2021, le musée Jacquemart-André célébrera le génie créatif de Sandro Botticelli (1445 – 1510) et l’activité de son atelier, en exposant une quarantaine d’oeuvres de ce peintre raffiné accompagnées de quelques peintures de ses contemporains florentins sur lesquels Botticelli eut une influence particulière. La carrière de Botticelli, devenu l’un des plus grands artistes de Florence, témoigne du rayonnement et des changements profonds qui transforment la cité sous les Médicis. Renaissance italienne malgré la part de mystère qui entoure toujours sa vie...

Parution : Cristina Acidini et Elena Gurrieri, Florence through Renaissance Eyes, Florence, Leo S. Olschki, 2021

This book is the ideal companion to discover the ancient heart of Florence through the eyes of an exceptional witness: Marco di Bartolomeo Rustici (1392/93-1457), goldsmith and humanist, author of an extraordinary Codex that takes his name. In the Codex, Rustici describes and depicts religious and secular elements of the historic center of Florence around 1450. At the time, the city’s medieval urban fabric was being enriched with grandiose Renaissance monuments designed by Filippo Brunelleschi...

Parution : Nerida Newbigin, « Making a Play for God: The Sacre Rappresentazioni of Renaissance Florence », 2021

Playful pleasure or devout piety? Why did Florentines invest so much effort in the performance of sacre rappresentazioni, their dramatizations of the life of Christ and the saints, the history of Man’s Salvation from the Creation to the Last Judgement, Old and New Testament stories, and miracles of the Virgin? Drawing on manuscript and printed plays, confraternal and communal archives, chronicles and letters, this study explores in fine detail and with careful attention to chronology...

Conférence : « Dante 1481. The Comedia, illustrated by Botticelli », en ligne, 4 mai 2021

The 1481 edition of Dante’s La Comedia was printed in Florence by Nicolaus Laurentii, Alamanus. Produced in the first decades of new printing technology in Europe, this was also the first edition to emerge from the city of Dante’s birth. With engravings attributed to Baccio Baldini from designs by Sandro Botticelli, this ambitious book could potentially have been the first fully illustrated edition of the poem. Yet no more than the first 19 cantos have...

Parution : D. Dow, « Apostolic Iconography and Florentine Confraternities in the Age of Reform », Routledge, 2021

Focusing on artists and architectural complexes which until now have eluded scholarly attention in English-language publications, Apostolic Iconography and Florentine Confraternities in the Age of Reform examines through their art programs three different confraternal organizations in Florence at a crucial moment in their histories. Each of the organizations that forms the basis for this study oversaw renovations that included decorative programs centered on the apostles. At the complex of Gesù Pellegrino a fresco cycle represents...

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