Jean Michel Folon in Love for Florence

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_column_text]"Folon's connection with Florence began in his youth, but was no doubt consolidated in 1990 with the staging of an exhibition, a curated by Cristina Taverna, entitled Folon Firenze"[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="34px"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]Jean-Michel Folon was an illustrator, painter and sculptor who was and born in 1934 in Uccle, near Brussels and died in the Principality of Monaco in 2005. Despite having studied architecture, he soon devoted himself to drawing and moved to Paris, where was influenced by Pablo Picasso and the Surrealists. His illustrations were rapidly published in  numerous magazines and periodicals and his works exhibited in many parts of the world. In 1970, he represented Belgium at the Venice Biennale. He created a world all of his own in which an anonymous figure seems to float in a vague, intangible, sometimes absurd world.   Folon's connection with Florence began in his youth, but was no doubt consolidated in 1990 with the...

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Marina Abramovic – The Cleaner

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_column_text] "Palazzo Strozzi hosts a major exhibition dedicated to one ofthe most controversial figures in contemporary art. A look at the unique season of creativeness in the former Yugoslavia during the 70’s is a key to understand her work and her artistic background." [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="34px"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] Marina Abramović is one of the greatest performer in the world. Her famous shows have been appreciated in so many countries in Europe and in North America and has been giving prestigious awards. Her extreme performances started at the Novi Sad Academy of Fine Arts in the 70’s, at that time former Yugoslavia experienced a decade of original and appreciated artistic production called “Conceptualism”. The fact that this type of radical art could be produced in an authoritarian socialist country is perhaps as interesting as the art itself. How was it possible? During the famous demonstrations of’68, students occupied the University in Belgrade too. They stayed there for...

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Prato: the Tuscany of the Past and Future

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_column_text] "There is always something to see, to discover, to explore. Prato imagines, and then creates." [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="34px"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]Prato: the Tuscany of the Past and Future  The center of a territory rich with history and precious works of art, it is surprising, fascinating and those visiting it for the first time will fall in love with it. Let yourself be inspired by a unique and all-encompassing city that has managed to establish a perfect harmony between its ancient roots and innovation, between its artistic and contemporary past, progressing and transmitting dynamism and constructive energy to those who experience it. There is always something to see, to discover, to explore. Prato imagines, and then creates. Prato has the only example of Swabian architecture in central-northern Italy, the Emperor's Castle, built by the Sicilian architect Riccardo da Lentini between 1237 and 1248. The exteriors have remained perfectly intact, and during the summer the castle’s spaces are...

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Where to Eat in Florence Vol.5

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/3"][vc_column_text] "Enjoying food is one of the best pleasures in life. The staff of Elitism presents you 5 of the best restaurants of the month." [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="34px"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]Where to Eat  OFFICINA DEL GUSTO Strategically located and easy to reach thanks to the tram stop right in front. With a courteous attentive staff, this cosy modern restaurant has industrial touches that recall a workshop. For a tasty tagliere, typical Tuscan bruschetta, perfect tartare, this is just the right place. Don’t hesitate to try the Coccoli and stracchino! Piazza Paolo Uccello 12 | NOBILE This tiny little bistro is suitable for a quick lunch with sandwiches, provides attention to the smallest details, and has well-calibrated prices. Considered one of the best for its “lampredotto (beef stomach) sandwich”, and paired with a good glass of wine, this place is sure to be a real discovery for you. Friendly and professional staff, excellent quality. Piazza di Madonna degli Aldobrandini 13 OSTERIA...

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