The Places of Giovani Fattori at the Fine Arts Academy. Past and Present.
September 19th to November 23rd 2008, everyday from 9:00 to 19:00
Last entrance: 18:00
Cashier closes one hour before the exhibition.
Free guided tours are available, that cannot be reserved, on Saturday (at 17:00 and 18:00) and Sunday (at 10:00 and 11:00).
One working day after completing your request, you will get the confirmation mail, containing a link you must visit to print your voucher. Voucher must be shown at the entrance of the exhibition to pick kreserved tickets up; please remember the exhibition staff will not accept other docuements to pick tickets up.
For cancellations once a confirmation code has been assigned to the reservation, and for no shows, we can refund cost of unused tickets minus service fee (reservation fee and online booking fee).
The Places of Giovanni Fattori
Giovanni Fattori died in Florence on August 30 1908 in a classroom of the Accademia delle Belle Arti, where for six decades he had worked firstly as a student then as a teacher. A century later, the Accademia commemorates him with an exhibition on his cultural life and teaching activities during this period.
The name of the exhibition refers to both physical places (the classrooms in which the painter studied, taught and produced) and the conceptual areas of his artistic research, particularly in relation to the trends among the academic staff of the period.
This is a unique chance to visit of the most important places in Florence\'s artistic history and see a number of documents and works - often unpublished – outlining the academic work of many of the leading figures of Tuscan art both before and after Italian Reunification: Pietro Benvenuti, Giuseppe Bezzuoli, Stefano Ussi, Michele Gordigiani, Lorenzo Bartolini, Giovanni Dupré, Telemaco Signorini, Silvestro Lega, Giuseppe Abbati and Raffaello Sernesi.
The exhibition is divided up into the following sections:
- A reconstruction of the Accademia as it was during Fattori\'s time: the entrance hall; the showrooms; Giovanni Fattori\'s study, set up with the help of old photographs taken during the maestro\'s lessons.
- Exhibition of paintings, etchings, and drawings that reconstruct Fattori\'s artistic activities at the Accademia and outline what academy life was like in those days (teachers, fellow course mates, pupils, teacher colleagues), highlighting the artistic debate and the teaching concepts of the time.
- A display of work, inspired by Fattori-related themes and motifs, produced by the academy\'s pupils to mark the centenary of the painter\'s death. The work was produced according to the specifics of each discipline and the different ways they have been taught.