We would like to welcome you to Florence Inferno, the place to find the names of events happening in Florence, as well as an events guide with information on music, art, cinema, markets, and many other exciting things going on in the city. In this post, we provide you with information on events occurring over the next month, December 2019.
The Primavera (Spring), also know as L’allegoria della primavera (The Allegory of Spring), is a large panel painting in tempera paint by the Italian Renaissance painter Sandro Botticelli, displayed in the Uffizi Museum in Florence.
It has been described as “one of the most written about, and most controversial paintings in the world,” and “one of the most popular paintings in Western art.”
It was in Venice, Italy, at the Galleria Internazionale d’Arte Moderna located in Ca’ Pesaro, the most important baroque Venetian palace, that Robert Langdon, the main character in Dan Brown’s Inferno, saw for the first time Gustave Klimt’s masterpiece The Kiss while it was on loan from Vienna.
Langdon credited Venice’s Ca’ Pesaro with arousing his lifelong gusto for modern art.
The François Vase is a large Attic volute krater decorated in the black-figure style.
A real masterpiece of ancient pottery and the epitome of black-figure painting, the François Vase can be considered a landmark in the study of Greek pottery as it marks a turning point in the art’s development, constituting a great advance in Athenian pottery and painting styles.
The Last Judgement is the name of the fresco located on the wall behind the altar of the Sistine Chapel in Rome.
It was designed and realized by the Renaissance master Michelangelo Buonarroti between 1533 and 1541.
It depicts the Second Coming of Christ as well as the final and eternal Judgement by God on all humanity according to the Christian religion. Altogether there are over 300 figures, with nearly all the males and angels originally shown as nudes.
The Florence Inferno website is a blog with information on events occurring in Florence, as well as an events guide on what’s happening in the city in terms of music, art, cinema, markets, and so much more. In this post, we have provided you with information on events occurring throughout July 2017.
Botticini‘s vast altarpiece “Assumption of the Virgin” is a painting undertaken in tempera on a wood panel by the Early Renaissance Italian painter Francesco Botticini. It was originally installed in the church of San Pier Maggiore in Florence in 1477. The altarpiece remained there until 1784, when the church was demolished. It was then purchased by the National Gallery in the 1880s, but hasn’t been put on display for many years. During the past months, it has been the subject of the exhibition “Visions of Paradise: Botticini’s Palmieri Altarpiece” at London’s National Gallery
Here you find a brief summary of the main symbols of the Italian Christmas festivities, such as the Christmas tree, the Stella di Natale and the presepe. The Christmas Tree A Christmas tree, usually an evergreen conifer such as a spruce, pine, or fir, or an artificial tree of similar appearance, is a tree that…
Robert Langdon – the main character in Dan Brown’s Inferno – witnessed Giorgio Vasari’s fresco of the Last Judgment after Ignazio Busoni’s funeral while he was wandering around the interior of the Florence duomo, admiring the artwork that Ignazio had so deeply esteemed.
The David by Michelangelo, the symbol of the Renaissance, has been studied for years by experts by constantly monitoring the statue and its ankle-high micro-cracks, which could cause breakage. The most fragile parts are the left ankle and the lower part of the right leg. For many, the David is the most beautiful sculpture ever…