We had a surprise visit at the office of The Florentine the other day. Helene Brandt, one of the two women cited in our book Art by Women in Florence who is still alive, came to see us and pick up a few copies of the book. More
In early April we held a conference, in Italian, to celebrate the work of 19th-century female sculptor De Fauveau. The conference was exceptionally well attended both by scholars and by the curious public. More
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
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
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
You’re invited to the launch of our latest book, Art by Women in Florence: Monday October 15, 2012 at noon, at the Cenacolo of Santa Croce. The authors, Jane Fortune and Linda Falcone, will be present, as will Prof. Alessio Assonitis, Director of the Medici Archive Project.
This event is open to all, no RSVP required.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
To follow up from the Duclos conference and book presentation, here are all the photos from the event, including the restored Madonna del Sacco by Irene Parenti Duclos in its home in the gypsoteca room of the Accademia Gallery.