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“The Birth of a Nation” showing at Palazzo Strozzi

From 16 March to 22 July 2018, Palazzo Strozzi hosts the exhibition “Birth of a Nation. Between Guttuso, Fontana and Schifano “: an extraordinary journey through art, politics and society in Italy between the 50’s and to late 60’s with about eighty works by artists such as Renato Guttuso, Lucio Fontana, Alberto Burri, Emilio Vedova, Enrico Castellani, Piero Manzoni, Mario Schifano, Mario Merz and Michelangelo Pistoletto. The event is curated by Luca Massimo Barbato.

During World War II, Italy had lost part of itself and been left wounded. After the war the country and its people were building its own new identity. The exhibition takes us along this journey as it explores these different concepts through art. Beginning from the debate between Realism and Abstraction, moving on to Informal Art and Arte Povera.

This exhibition allows the viewer to delve into Italy’s contemporary art with an understanding of how this new vision of art came to be.

Article & Images by: Allegra de Leon Delli

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Tacfit at Palazzo San Niccolò!

If you are staying at Palazzo San Niccolo and are interested in staying fit and active during your stay in Florence, ask one of our staff members about Tacfit sessions that take place outside in our garden with a certified Tracfit coach. Palazzo San Niccolo hosted their first Tacfit session of the summer with Coach Anya. Tacfit took place in our lovely garden area where both guests and staff participated. This was the first of many Tacfit events to be held here at Palazzo San Niccolo. Follow us on social media to join our next session here with Coach Anya.