The French obsession with Italian art began in the late 15th century when Charles VIII invaded the Italian peninsula and brought the burgeoning French monarchy into contact with Florence, the Medici, and the Renaissance. A couple decades later Francis I…Read more
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It’s easy to forget in Florence, while traipsing between the city’s Renaissance palaces–the Uffizi, the Medici-Riccardi, etc.–and gazing at the magnificence of their architecture and artworks what everyday life was like for the middle-class living in the city during the…Read more
Opening October 24, the Capodimonte Museum will host an exhibition entirely dedicated to Caravaggio and the last four years of his life, entitled Caravaggio: The Last Years. For the first time in Italy, this event will bring together some twenty-five…Read more