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Steve McCurry, fisherman paddles his boat along Inle Lake

Steve McCurry celebrated in a 100 shots-exhibition

FLORENCE, ITALY – 40 years of activity the master of world photography Steve McCurry celebrated in a 100 shots-exhibition at the suggestive and fascinating Villa Bardini, Florence.

Until September 16th the exhibition ‘Steve McCurry. Icons’, curated by Biba Giacchetti, collects the 100 shots documenting the best of what the American artist has achieved in 40 years of activity.

The exhibition takes visitors on a symbolic journey into the complex universe of experiences and emotions that characterize his images and which will touch countries such as India, Afghanistan, Burma, Japan, Cuba and Brazil.

Do not miss the portrait of Sharbat Gula, the Afghan girl that McCurry has photographed in the Peshawar refugee camp in Pakistan and who, with her big green eyes and sad look, has become an absolute icon of world photography.

Within the exhibition, the film is shown, produced by National Geographic, dedicated to the long search that allowed to find, 17 years later, ‘the Afghan girl’ now adult.

Steve McCurry Icons – From 15 June to 16 September
Villa Bardini, Costa San Giorgio, 2 and Via dei Bardi 1rosso – 50125 Florence
Hours: Tuesday to Sunday, from 10 am to 7 pm (last admission at 6 pm)
Monday closed

Tickets cost: Full € 10.00, Reduced € 5.00. Every Wednesday in August free admission for everyone to Villa Bardini and to the exhibition ‘Icons’ by Steve McCurry.

John Currin paintings displayed in Museo Bardini, Florence

John Currin paintings at the Bardini museum

FLORENCE, ITALY – The artist John Currin is the protagonist of an exhibit at Museo Stefano Bardini of Florence until October 2nd, 2016. It is the first significant exhibition of the New York artist in an Italian public space.

A painter displaying a sophisticated technique and a deep figurative culture, Currin is renowned and celebrated for his extremely elegant portraits and erotic scenes rendered with ironic, shameless realism.

In his works, very often small paintings, Currin conceals his deep knowledge of art history and a very refined taste in representational composition. With settings that are never ordinary and often tacitly sarcastic, and a selection of topics that stylistically and graphically also recall glossy and pornographic magazines, the American artist redefined contemporary portraiture.

In this sense, his works follow on the heels of Pablo Picasso and Willem de Kooning rather than on those of John Singer Sargent or Edward Hopper.

The exhibition promoted by the Comune di Firenze, is organized by Mus.e Association in collaboration with the Gagosian Gallery in Rome and with the support of Faliero Sarti.

The exhibition (included in the Museum ticket) is open on Monday, Friday, Saturady and Sinday (11 am – 5pm), ticket: € 6,00 full price (reduced prices are available for age 18-15 and university students). 

The Museo Bardini is in Costa San Giorgio 2, Florence, close to Ponte Vecchio.

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Florence welcomes the masterpieces from Ferrara

A new exhibition, hosted in two prestigious museum premises of the Oltrarno in Florence, will display an extensive selection from the museum of the Galleries of Modern and Contemporary Art of Ferrara.

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From Giovanni Fattori to the 20th century

Giovanni FattoriThe exhibit is dedicated to collecting. The pieces of art exposed derives from Roster, Del Greco, Olschki collections: more than 100 unpublished works, but also photos-about sixty- never seen before. The original core of this collection arises from the friendship between Giovanni Fattori, the first Macchiaolo, with the Florentine gentleman, doctor, scientist and garibaldino Giovanni del Greco.

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