Invisible Women up for Emmy



TF Press and The Florentine are very proud to announce that the PBS television special INVISIBLE WOMEN was named a finalist for an Emmy in the best Historical/Cultural Program category by the regional National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.


Women Artists in the Vasari Corridor


The Vasari Corridor hosts a renowned series of self-portraits by master painters from the sixteenth to the twentieth-first century. Arranged chronologically, this collection was started by Cardinal Leopoldo de’ Medici in the mid-seventeenth century and still receives donated works from present-day master artists. It is currently Florence’s most populated venue for female artists, with more than 20 works exhibited. More

Up at the Villa (April 14 2013)

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On Sunday,  April 14 – 4.30pm, spend an afternoon in Fiesole spotlighting women artists past and present. Associazione Culturale Il Palmerino’s presentation of Art by Women in Florence: A Guide through Five Hundred Years with authors Jane Fortune and Linda Falcone is the kick-off event for the weeklong exhibition contemporary art exhibition: Coincidenze. (April 14 to 21) featuring four of Il Palmerino’s resident women artists: Karine Falleni, Rea Stavropoulos, Caterina Margherita and Lorraine Thorne. The inaugural event will begin on Sunday, April 14 at 4.30 and include a discussion of multiple recently restored works by women artists in Florence’s museums and churches and the efforts of the Advancing Women Artists Foundation to research, safeguard and exhibit this undiscovered art to the general public. More

Félicie de Fauveau Conference (April 4&5, 2013)

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The city of the Renaissance makes room for the nineteenth century. On April 4 and 5, Florence’s most renowned nineteenth-century scholars will gather together to present a lecture series called Félicie de Fauveau: the workshop of a French woman artist in nineteenth-century Florence. Art historians Carlo Sisi, Enrico Colle, Silvia Mascalchi and Silvestra Bietoletti will discuss the artistic, political and social trends that influenced De Fauveau and her art. De Fauveau’s life and relationships provide a unique window onto the Grand Duchy under Leopoldo II and her work suggests the popularity of Neo-gothic styles and the Dantesque revival. Two sculptures by De Fauveau will also be unveiled during the event, after recent restoration projects sponsored by the Advancing Women Artists Foundation (AWA). Restorer Gabriella Tonini will spotlight new discoveries on the artist’s techniques and conference participants will be able to appreciate the sculptures on site at Santa Croce and Santa Maria del Carmine. This free two-day event is being organized by the Advancing Women Artists Foundation in collaboration with The Florentine and Opera di Santa Croce, with the patronage of the Comune di Firenze and the Polo Museale Fiorentino. More

Women Artists of Early Modern Italy Conference

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From 9am to 4.30pm on Friday, March 2, art historians and aficionados are gearing up for Women Artists of Early Modern Italy: New Archival Studies, presented by the ‘Jane Fortune Research Program on Women Artists in the Age of the Medici’, The Medici Archive Project and Florence’s State Archives.

Expect various lectures by keynote scholars focusing on the Florentine experiences of well-loved Baroque master, Artemisia Gentileschi, including a landmark presentation of a newly discovered, signed work the artist is believed to have completed in Naples during the last year of her life. These ground-breaking studies are the perfect follow-up for Milan’s recent monographic exhibition in Palazzo Reale, where all of the artist’s Florentine canvases were presented, including David and Bathsheba, which the Advancing Women Artists Foundation restored after 363 years of neglect in the city’s deposits. More

Italians Dance e-book


To ring in 2012, The Florentine Press announces our first e-book! Linda Falcone’s bestselling book ‘Italians Dance and I’m a Wallflower‘ is now available in digital editions. We’re starting by launching it on Amazon KINDLE, the most popular e-book platform.

You can buy it directly from Amazon by following this link.

Soon we’ll be updating this post with info about where to buy an epub file of this book; if you’re interested in getting one right away, write us an email to