An Audio-Visual Trip

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A couple of cobble-stoned steps away from the arch overlooking Piazza della Republica and you’re faced with Palazzo Strozzi: a magnificent stone edifice nestled between the polished glass of designer shops and the art deco Cinema Odeon. Constructed in the late 1400s by the Strozzi family to rival the prominence of the Medici, Palazzo Strozzi…

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When Art and Politics Collide


G. Cunsolo discussing the meaning behind his 2016 installation series “Study of a Watchguard” On Monday, November 7, a small gathering of artists and students was held in a tiny room tucked away upstairs in Palazzo Strozzi. This gathering was the second of a short series of artists’ talks directed at an elite group of…

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Masaccio M.I.A. (part II)

by Ariana Cammllarie For nearly 300 years visitors to Santa Maria Novella walked through the splendid nave of the basilica while Masaccio’s masterpiece was still hidden just beneath the surface, waiting to be discovered. The fresco’s wish to be found was finally granted during a restoration the basilica underwent in the 19th century. As restorers…

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Masaccio M.I.A. (part I)

by Ariana Cammllarie The year is 1413. Filippo Brunelleschi has just rediscovered the science behind linear perspective and changed the world of architecture. Although many people are influenced by his discovery, one progressive painter takes this technique to an entirely different level out of sheer curiosity. What results from this is completely unexpected. So who…

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The Lost Art of Simply Being

By Ariana Cammllarie I started my internship at the beautiful Basilica of Santa Maria Novella in September with a packet of notes and a pocket full of nerves. I was told straight up that my internship would be almost completely independent, and for a gal that thrives off of thorough study guides, I was worried….

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