Feed your head by Paul Kalkbrenner
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:
#NoteOfTheDay All about that bass by Meghan Trainor
Let’s go to Vinci for a trip, it’s winter, it’s cold, but when the sun shines the need to go somewhere green becomes a must: Vinci is the winner city of this daytrip, a small town located on the Montalbano hills – and we’re obviously talking about the birthplace of Leonardo ‘da Vinci’. Vinci landscapes and Leonardo will be the protagonists of the following pics:
The first visit to do is the Castle of the Guidi Counts in the city center: here you can have a taste of the exhibitions:
here you are the wooden series: instrumental tools and shapes, a tank model, Leonardo’s wheels studies applied to a bicycle
Then the series of work of arts dedicated to the painting and the study of perspective:
Here is the Leonardo’s painting in which he was able to introduce the power of linear perspective to go towards naturalism in painting. You can see the deepth of the landscape and natural pose of the characters by looking at it moving to the right, from Mary’s point of view: if you do so, you can enjoy the very point of view and right perspective:
#NoteOfTheDay by Rag’n’Bone Human
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…
Some of the projections were part of the popular Locchi’s archive (an old and professional photographer of Florence):
Here you are the last videomapping images:
Milestone: 1565: the Vasarian Corridor 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. 🌊
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:
In one of the inner room, there were projections related to the worst flood ever – at least in Florence:
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：
..even if I suggest to visit it to have a look and see directly the painting and the Opera too! 🙌
#NoteOfTheDay ‘Only for a night‘ by Florence and the machine
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?
…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.
Then there is the Majolicas and pottery room:
Here you are the beauty accessories: the oldest bags made of pottery, ivory mirrors, jewels, chess and unbelievable staff and ornaments 😵
Then you arrive in the Islamic room with its completely covered walls, dark atmosphere and detailed ornaments:
…and the last biggest, brilliant and crowded room is the main central one with both the David statues:
and the heraldic lion which is located in the middle of the room, Marzocco:
After some hours, you can also enjoy the solution number 2…
Here you are the Chapel of Princes where the Medici are buried:
#NoteOfTheDay ‘Renaissance‘ by Paolo Buonvino & Skin
Weird-Wired Next Fest 1st edition in Florence has been one of the most interesting initiative among the most recent events.
It can be considered as the Italian version of TEDx, the worldwide independent event whose acronym stands for technology, entertainment and design… Well, maybe Wired is trying to do the same, but dealing with the territory, rooted in the local network.
By the way, here we are with some weird-wired moments and protagonists of the weekend:
Pacman return and Geek lovers stuff:
…this is the HDR 75, analog hybrid computer that was developed in DDR in Dresda.
And now let’s go to the main topic of Wired Next Fest: the new beauty, how the digital world is changing our perception of beauty…
War, beauty and erotism of the art of Milo Manero, one of the most ccontroversi al contemporary weird artist in critics.
…and then The Bumbys, the American unidentified duo who is trying to keep and compare our personalities by their perception and their sensitive skills trasformed into an app:
Some more speeches and event slots focused on new movies coming soon – as ‘Login’ which is about the Internet rise in Italy – and on the augmented reality games like the one sponsored by Enel:
#NoteOfTheDay by Devendra: What we will be
Long gone day.. is the title of a great song that came to my mind after I decided to have a long long walk. This walk had to be in a naturalistic place, with not many people, towards the top of the city – which basically is a place for tourists, but luckily, they’re not so mad like me to choose the warmest hours of the day. I generally love to explore these areas with long random walking moments which last almost 2 hours, maybe more…
And I generally take at least 1 picture a step 🙌 – these were the last 10 steps, the hardest ones:
Go walking, sightseeing and relaxing while listening to your favourite music thanks to the playlist you’ve just created exactly to enjoy your walk-state-of-mind. Well, you can also think about your life, but I suggest not to do it too much 😜💁
#NoteOfTheDay Long gone day by Mad Season
Korean mood has always been so cute and interesting, maybe because of their hilarious way of being, colorful dresses, colorful faces, colorful dishes, smiles and quiteness. It happened some days ago, while walking down the street, that two super colorful Korean girls were inviting people to enjoy their festival… and so it was.
Here we go, let’s have a taste of their culture. The first thing to do was to choose a Korean name – kkoch was mine, which means flower – and then enjoy a tour in their arts, discovering their writing style, paintings and origamis. Needless to say, the hanboks were the top, the traditional Korean clothing often made by silk and original fantasy, flowers, flags or abstracts design.
It’s a lovely and funny people, hope to know more about them 🍥🍙🍡
#NoteOfTheDay by R.E.M. Shiny happy people