For the celebrations in honour of Cosimo I there is an exhibition, running until 29 September, dedicated to the Lanzi, the Medici’s German Guard corps; established by Cosimo I, it remained a constant presence until the eighteenth century. The exhibition, with the contribution of "The Medici Archive Project," presents a selection of paintings, drawings, armour, but also garments or objects that reconstruct the history of the ducal and, later, the grand ducal militia, which worked in close contact with the sovereign up to the point of exerting its own influence. The halberd was the weapon that distinguished them, even becoming an icon of this body of soldiers trained to protect the family and that has marked the history of Florence so strongly that the Loggia of Piazza della Signora takes the name of the "Loggia dei Lanzi."
An exhibition celebrating the prestigious milestone reached by the Murano glassworks Nason Moretti, which was started in 1923, is underway at the Murano Glass Museum. Since its inception, the furnace turned special attention to glass for the table, characterized by intense colors. Glassware, which became icons of 20th-century glass art, is presented, such as the […]
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The Ginori Museum, which as of 2019 is part of the “Fondazione Museo Archivio Richard Ginori della Manifattura di Doccia,” is still closed to the public, but can be seen online, (museoginori.org), because it “already has so many stories to tell,” not only as a place that preserves a vast artistic and archival heritage, but […]
The rose window, the upper part of the large four-light window in the Chapel of Santa Croce, in the Bolognese basilica was made between 1464 and 1466. The preparatory cartoons were made by the painter Michele di Matteo and the stained-glass window executed by the master glassmaker and German Dominican friar Jacob Griesigner, later to […]
“La Grande Bellezza – The Dream Factory”, progetto di mecenatismo contemporaneo per l’alto artigianato artistico, promosso da Starhotels in collaborazione con Fondazione Cologni, OMA-Osservatorio dei Mestieri d’Arte e Gruppo Editoriale, dopo il grande successo di pubblico ottenuto al Fuorisalone milanese 2023 sarà in mostra al Giardino Corsini (15/17 settembre, Firenze) con un allestimento inedito: il […]