The Frilli Gallery A temple to the perfect copy

Housed in the six vaulted spaces of what used to be a stable for horse-drawn carriages, the Frilli Gallery provides a remarkable overview of the history of Florentine sculpture. The whole gallery, created with a refined clientele in mind, consists of copies of greater and lesser masterpieces. But these are not mass-produced copies, they are the product of a long tradition of craft skills applied to such fine materials as bronze and marble.

Adi Da Samraj – “The Ascent of Orpheus” Between and Beyond Representation and Abstraction

For the first time in its 150-year history, the Bargello National Museum hosts a solo contemporary art exhibition, The Ascent Of Orpheus: Between and Beyond Representation and Abstraction, by the American-born artist Adi Da Samraj. In an unusual bridging of ancient myth and digitally composed large-scale fabrications, the exhibition is Adi Da’s sweeping and at times demanding retelling of the famous Orpheus and Eurydice myth.

The demon of modernity

By Niccolò Lucarelli – laureato in Studi Internazionali alla Facoltà “Cesare Alfieri” di Firenze, è critico culturale, in particolare del teatro, dell’arte e del jazz.  In...

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