The 5 temporary exhibitions you shouldn’t miss in 2015 in Florence!

Posted on Dec 15, 2014

The 5 temporary exhibitions you shouldn’t miss in 2015 in Florence!

It is not yet 2015, but there are already five exhibitions scheduled for next year that you must see in Florence.

“Gherardo delle Notti – Quadri bizzarissimi e cene allegre” (Gherardo of the Nights – Bizarre Paintings and Cheerful Dinners) at the Uffizi Gallery from February 10th to May 24th.
This exhibition is entirely dedicated to Gerrit van Honthorst and his artistic activity during his years in Italy. This painter used to be called “Gherardo of the Nights” because of his incredible ability to represent candle-lit scenes, which are disarmingly beautiful paintings. Honthorst arrived in Italy in 1610 and his works of art call to mind Caravaggio’s charming painting. You cannot miss this exhibition!

“Il Medioevo in viaggio” (Travelling During the Middle Ages) at the Bargello Palace from March 20th to June 21st.
It is a journey between the real and the fantasy, composed of everyday objects and artistic records. This exhibition has been organised to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Florence as capital of Italy as well as the Foundation of the Bargello. The museum hosts an exhibition which explores the idea of travelling through rhetoric depictions of real and fantastic journeys. In addition, you can find the objects that the people of the Middles Ages used to bring with them while travelling.

“Carlo Dolci” at the Palatine Gallery from June 30th to November 15th.
If you are asking yourself what happened in Florence after the Renaissance period, you will find an answer to your question at the exhibition at the Palatine Gallery. Carlo Dolci is definitely one of the protagonists of the Florentine painting in the 17th century. His art is so highly finished and “hyper realistic” that his works are heart touching. This exhibition is a unique opportunity to see the paintings of an artist who is less known by the wider public. There you can admire more than 70 of his signature paintings.

“Bellezza divina. Arte sacra da Gauguin a Fontana” (Divine Beauty. Sacred Art from Gauguin to Fontana) at the Palazzo Strozzi from September 26, 2015 to January 24, 2016.
Palazzo Strozzi inaugurates the next year with the exhibition “Bronzi del mondo ellenistico” (Bronzes from the Hellenistic World) and it concludes 2015 with an interesting and complex exhibition. It deals with almost one century of modern sacred art, from 1880 to 1950. This exhibition offers an unprecedented interpretation of some world-known artists such as Guttuso, Fontana, Gauguin, Van Gogh, Munch, Picasso, Ernst and many more.

“Carlo Portelli, pittore di pregio” (Carlo Portelli, an Exquisite Painter) at the Academy Gallery from December 14, 2015 to April 17, 2016.
Does anyone know Carlo Portelli? He is a painter little known by the public, but he has his own unique style. The Academy Gallery has considered it worthwhile to dedicate a monographic exhibition to him. There you can admire 50 of his works of art; among them, you can find paintings, drawings and records. This exhibition witnesses his personal pictorial vision, which is at times apocalyptic and resembles Rosso Fiorentino’s works.

These exhibitions make 2015 a year dedicated to international and Florentine art, so don’t miss any of them!