31 03, 2015

Potere, pathos and…rivalry!

2015-05-05T13:41:18+00:00 March 31st, 2015|

From March 14th to June 21st, a series of bronze sculptures of the Hellenistic Age will be on display at Palazzo Strozzi. Built in 1489, Palazzo Strozzi is a testament to the infamous rivalry between the Strozzi and the Medici as it recalls Palazzo Medici's immense pietra forte construction, and the decades of conflict between [...]

31 03, 2015

Ancient architecture + contemporary illustration

2015-05-05T13:41:36+00:00 March 31st, 2015|

A large part of the beauty of Italy is the magnificent blend of the old and the new, the ancient and the contemporary, and the art of antiquity side by side with graffiti and street art. One Sicilian, who is attempting to make his own mark on ancient Italian architecture, is Pietro Cataudella, a 23 [...]

30 03, 2015

Lady Gaga–Botticelli’s pop culture muse?

2015-05-05T13:40:02+00:00 March 30th, 2015|

While the Medici may have foreseen Botticelli’s genius, and thereby commissioned The Birth of Venus, they could have never foreseen the transformations and appropriations that this masterpiece would later undergo... First, Venus’s rebirth made it’s way into one of Andy Warhol’s screen-print series (Details of Renaissance Paintings), where he chose just to display Venus's face [...]