Il Putto con delfino del Verrocchio

At Palazzo Strozzi, the exhibition Verrocchio, Master of Leonardo(open until 14 July 2019) presents the Winged Boy with Dolphin (1470-1475). The small bronze statue, preserved in the Florentine Civic Museums, has been carefully restored, with the support of the American “Friends of Florence” Foundation, to remove traces of limescale due to the sculpture’s having been for centuries part of a fountain, first in the Villa di Careggi then in Palazzo Vecchio, but also to remove of layers of patina and veiling due to previous restorations. The delicate intervention allowed new investigations to be conducted into the technique used by the artist in the preparation of the raw materials and in the casting. The work, commissioned by Lorenzo il Magnifico, has regained all its original beauty but also the spontaneity of the putto, poised on a stone, playing with a large fish, confirming that in the art of Verrocchio, sculptor and goldsmith, the elements of classical derivation were combined with Renaissance innovations.

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Oro e Oriente. Galileo Chini a Salsomaggiore Terme

On May 27, 1923, the Salsomaggiore spa complex, designed by Ugo Giusti and decorated by Galileo Chini, whose 150th birth anniversary falls on this day, was inaugurated. It is a grandiose work that reconciles memories of art nouveau, with suggestions of the Viennese secession, with motifs already in Deco taste and oriental enchantments. The exhibition […]

27/05/2023 - 17/09/2023


The Peruzzi jewelry store archives: a story of beauty and creativity of a Florentine “workshop”

In the evocative space of the former Church of Santo Stefano al Ponte, now the Cathedral of the Image, theater of Arte Immersiva, the volume Gioielli a Firenze-Jewels in Florence was presented. Fratelli Peruzzi Archive 1880-1970, edited by Bianca Cappello, published by Livorno-based Sillabe Publishing House. Patient cataloging has returned drawings, plans, notes, photos, and […]


The Venice Glass Study Center

The Venetian Glass Archive, established in 2012, which is based on the Island of San Giorgio Maggiore, was recently moved to the recently restored 16th-century Sala Messina, located in the Cypress Cloister next to the exhibition aera “Le Stanze del vetro,” which has been the scene of important exhibitions for years. The Glass Study Center […]


MIDeC in collaboration with Triennale Milano

From May 13 to July 9, 2023, MIDeC International Museum of Ceramic Design, in collaboration with Triennale Milano, presents “The SCI, Italian Ceramic Society at the 1st Biennial Exhibition of International Decorative Arts in Monza, May 1923.” A celebration of an anniversary: at the prestigious venue in Laveno Mombello, in the province of Varese, the […]

13/05/2023 - 09/07/2023