Botanical art enthusiasts in Italy can visit the Florentia International Exhibition of Botanical Art (29th September - 7th October 2018).
It's the first international exhibition of contemporary botanical art in Florence. It will showcase
Title: Florentia International Exhibition of Botanical Art
Venue: Villa Bardini, Costa S. Giorgio, 2-4, 50125 Firenze FI, Italy
Dates: September 29 - October 7, 2018
Opening hours: 10.00am - 7.00pm, Tuesday to Sunday. Free entry on the first Sunday of the month.
Sponsors: Società Toscana di Orticultura/Tuscan Horticultural Society - on the occasion of the traditional "Autumn and Plant Market Exhibition"
Purpose of the Exhibition
Florentia is intended as an opportunity to foster collaboration and sharing between participating artists, raise awarness of this artistic genre and demonstrate the contemporary botanical art renewed vitality, especially in Florence, in the wake of an ancient and prestigious tradition.
In the Medicean Florence, thanks to the interest of the Grand Dukes both for botany and art, great artists such as Jacopo Ligozzi and Giovanna Garzoni, were called to represent, in beautiful watercolor and gouache, the best of the floral and fruit crops and the most precious medicinal plants.
The Florentia exhibition is co-organized by two Tuscan botanical artists:
They met in London during the Botanical Art Show organized annually by the Royal Horticultural Society, and dreamed of bringing an exhibition of botanical paintings from all over the world also in Florence.
Their dream became reality thanks to the invaluable support of
During Florentia there will also be the opportunity, with tours provided by the Tuscan Horticultural Society for the artists and their guests, to visit some of the historic gardens and residences built by the Medici family in the countryside outside Florence, which are all a Unesco site.
At the top of this post is the flyer for this botanical art exhibition. Below is the poster for the first First Festival of At and Flowers in Florence in 1896/7.
Venue and Catalogue.
The venue for the exhibition is the seventeenth-century Villa Bardini, managed by the Bardini Peyron Monumental Parks Foundation promoted by the Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Firenze.
The exhibition will be accompanied by the publication of a catalogue.
Below is a map of the location - and shows how near it is to the Bobble Garden and Forte Belvedere.
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