Unconventional F-lights shoots – it’all about the bridge #flightfirenze

F-lights 2016 in Florence
F-lights 2016 in Florence
Lightness - the title of this videomapping project on Ponte Vecchio
Lightness – the title of this videomapping project on Ponte Vecchio
Emil Nolde arts on Ponte Vecchio
Van Gogh arts on Ponte Vecchio

Unconventional shoots – it’all about the last F-lights cerimony, the one that has just started some days ago and will last until the beginning of 2017, it takes place all around the city of Florence, and you can enjoy it just walking by the main squares and monuments of the city.

I’ve just have the chance to have a look at some projections that appear each nights on Ponte Vecchio: you can stare at them showing up and introducing the topic of ‘lights’ in the history of arts through a series of images related to some of the main artists, from Taddeo Gaddi to Raffaello, Caravaggio, Van Gogh, Giacomo Balla, Emil Nolde, Andy Warhol and Dan Flavin.

F-lights is the name of the festival about all kinds of activities that could be related to the lights that could be used to enhance the city to make it even more inspirational (as if it was not enough!): video-mapping on buildings and monuments, projections on pavements and squares, streelights from the top panoramas, special shop windows and so on..

Here you are some F-lights shoots:

F-lights Florence 2016
F-lights Florence 2016 – image by Giacomo Balla
Image projections taken from Dan Flavin arts
Image projections taken from Dan Flavin arts

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F-lights 2016 in Florence
F-lights 2016 in Florence

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#NoteOfTheDay All about that bass by Meghan Trainor

🌊 Projections and videomapping at Ponte Vecchio, rembering the disastrous flood in Florence

It happened by chance to be near Ponte Vecchio some days ago: it happened by chance to enjoy the projections dedicated to the Florence’s flood of 60s and stare at those symbols who were introducing the level of the Arno river during that disaster…

Ruler projections to mesure the flood' level
Ruler projections to measure the flood’ level
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Santo Spirito and Santa Maria Novella and San Giovanni almost completely flood ed by Arno
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Arno’s level at Galluzzo and Gavinana (Florence areas)
Arno's level at Santa Croce during the flood
Arno’s level at Santa Croce during the flood

Some of the projections were part of the popular Locchi’s archive (an old and professional photographer of Florence):

Arno's flood level
Arno’s flood level
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Giorgio Vasari and ‘Corridoio Vasariano’

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Here you are the last videomapping images:

Florence flood projections at Ponte Vecchio
Florence flood projections at Ponte Vecchio

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Milestone: 1565: the Vasarian Corridor was built..

1956: corridoio Vasariano was built

Milestone – 1593: Ferdinando I ordered to all the goldsmiths of the city to move on the bridge:

#OneNoteADay ‘Rivers of Babylon‘ by Boney M. 🌊

The last supper by Vasari unveiled: one night at the Opera of Santa Croce

Yes it’s hard to be believe, above all if thinking that that night was a Saturday night!

Who can imagine to be involved in a surprisingly exhibit on a Sat night? And in a church? Well it can happen, it happened. Saturday night, November 5th 2016.

It was almost midnight when the news came to my ears: ”The last supper‘ by Vasari will be shown at the Opera of Santa Croce for free – only for a night, due to the 50th anniversary of Florence flood – the disastrous flood of 1966 which destroyed half of the city…Vasari painting included.

Here you are what I was lucky to see..the Vasari unveiled at the Opera of Santa Croce:

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Last dinner by Vasari, Santa Croce, Florence
The last ssupper by Vasari, Santa Croce, Florence

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In one of the inner room, there were projections related to the worst flood ever – at least in Florence:

Florence flood 1966
Florence flood 1966

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During that flood – it was said – that the most of the city heritage was completely destroyed. The Vasari painting that was in the church of Santa Croce at that moment, was completely damaged by the water, and that’s why its restoration has been chosen as a symbol for the 50th anniversary after the big flood.

Enjoy my last pics of the Opera of Santa Croce:

Opera of Santa Croce, Florence
Opera of Santa Croce, Florence

 

..even if I suggest to visit it to have a look and see directly the painting and the Opera too! 🙌

Projections and lights in Santa Croce, Florence
Projections and lights in Santa Croce, Florence

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#NoteOfTheDay ‘Only for a night‘ by Florence and the machine

Renaissance, Medici and Bargello: the #Florencetoenjoy

Marble David by Donatello, 1404

Are you wondering where to go if you’re in relax, in Florence, in a sunny day, reading that museums are free because it’s the last Sunday of the month?

Bargello Museum, Florence
Bargello Museum, Florence

…This is the solution number 1

Here you are a sort of Bargello-pictures-show with some details about its artists and scultures. Take it as a sort of tour, for those who still not have the chance to go.

Entrance/view from the top:image

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Bacco, Bargello, Florence
Birds sculptures by Giambologna
Birds sculptures by Giambologna

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Then there is the Majolicas and pottery room:

Ceramics and majolicas pottery room in Bargello
Ceramics and majolicas pottery room in Bargello
Cantagalli manufacture
Cantagalli manufacture

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Here you are the beauty accessories: the oldest bags made of pottery, ivory mirrors, jewels, chess and unbelievable staff and ornaments 😵

The very first bag made by pottery
The very first bag made by pottery
Ivory works of art used to cover a little mirror
Ivory works of art used to cover a little mirror

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The very first chess made by ivory
The very first chess made by ivory
Hamlets and knives, Bargello
Hamlets and knives, Bargello:

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Jesters sticks
Ornaments made by coral
Ornaments made by coral

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Hamlets
Jewels in Bargello
Jewels in Bargello

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Mother-of-pearl elements
Mother-of-pearl elements

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Then you arrive in the Islamic room with its completely covered walls, dark atmosphere and detailed ornaments:

Islamic room, Bargello
Islamic room, Bargello

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Islamic pattern, Bargello
Islamic pattern, Bargello

…and the last biggest, brilliant and crowded room is the main central one with both the David statues:

Main room at Bargello, with Davids
Main room at Bargello, with ‘Davids’
David by Donatello, Bargello, Florence
David by Donatello, Bargello, Florence
Marble David by Donatello, Bargello, Florence
Marble David by Donatello, Bargello, Florence

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and the heraldic lion which is located in the middle of the room, Marzocco:

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Marzocco by Donatello,the heraldic lion of Florence

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After some hours, you can also enjoy the solution number 2

Medici chapels

Inside the Medici Chapels, Florence
Inside the Medici Chapels, Florence

Here you are the Chapel of Princes where the Medici are buried:image

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The Chapel of Princes, dome designed by Buontalenti

 

 

 

 

Medici Chapel details, Florence
Medici Chapel details, Florence

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Florence Dome, Medici Chapel, Florence

#NoteOfTheDay ‘Renaissance‘ by Paolo Buonvino & Skin