Margreta Moss is a journalist, historian, art critic and lecturer. Born in Florence, where she graduated in classical studies and gained a PhD in Mathematics, Margreta has also worked in Italy, the USA, Venezuela, Australia, Borneo, Middle East and, since 1993, in London, where she currently lives. She is a member of the Amerigo Vespucci a Casa Sua Committee and the Toscana-USA Association as well as head of the Fiorentini nel Mondo Association in the United Kingdom.
The National Gallery in London has assembled the most comprehensive exhibition on Raphael, which will open on April 9, 2022.
On September 14 at Florence’s Accademia del Disegno e delle Arti, the Fiorentini nel Mondo Association awarded its annual coveted prize for sonorous arts to Maestro Stefano Burbi for his ...
For Michelangelo, there was nothing to celebrate. Five hundred years ago, Pope Leo X forced him to leave his beloved Carrara and find new quarries in the impenetrable surroundings of ...
With family roots in Chianti, born in Florence and educated in Lucca, Pisa and Bologna, botanist Odoardo Beccari (1843–1920) spent what must have been a heady several months at the ...
When, a century ago, the National Gallery in London bought an impressive altarpiece, the Assumption of the Virgin, it was thought to be by Botticelli. But it turned out to be by Francesco Botticini (1446–98)—an esteemed colleague of Botticelli, as well as Filippo Lippi, Verrocchio and
Eugenio Alphandery, director of the world-famous Officina Profumo Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella, is not a shortsighted person. As a true engineer he gets to the heart of the matter, whether it’s about mechanical equipment or perfumed essences. His faun-like features perfectly match his deeply rooted
The majestic location of the Medici Villa in Seravezza, designed by Buontalenti, in the shade of the Apuan Alps, provides an elegant frame for the works of the Livornese ...
In February 1951, Giovanni Battista Giorgini held Italy’s first internationally recognized fashion show at Villa Torrigiani—an event that launched a multibillion dollar industry. It was there that Sonnet Stanfill first began to assemble documents, pictures and items that are now the basis of The Glamour of
Exploring the role of architecture in Italian Renaissance painting, the new major exhibition at London’s National Gallery, Building the Picture, pleases not only art lovers but architects and mathematicians, too. Rather than Madonnas and Magi, perspective is in the spotlight, leading to an appreciation of the fanciful spaces
Across the Atlantic, Filippo Mazzei should rightly be considered one of the Founding Fathers of the United States of America, together with George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin. But he is hardly a household name. Filippo Mazzei (1730-1816) met Franklin in London, where he arrived in 1754 to
Florence is a city of stories. Every expanse of cobblestones at every street corner and corridor, building and tower has a history. TF staff has often wondered about the Renaissance building that houses our office, Palazzo Mondragone, located between via de' Banchi and via del Giglio, near piazza Santa Maria
Gina Lollobrigida is more than actress and Italian cinema icon. She is a great lady with many talents. Her high spirits, charming smile and strong character have made her a living legend. The Florentine caught up with her in the Sant'Agostino church, surrounded by her marble and bronze sculptures,
Life is good for Pisa native Dario Marianelli—after winning a Golden Globe in January, he can now add an Oscar to his collection for the Best Original Score for Joe Wright’s latest film, Atonement. The composer sat down with The Florentine’s Margreta Moss in
Fernando Botero was born in 1932 in the city of Medellín in Colombia. An abstract artist, Botero’s paintings and sculptures are noteworthy for their exaggerated proportions and the sheer corpulence of the human and animals figures depicted. Through the careful use of colour, shape and form,