Bringing the Palazzo Pitti Back to Life

Bringing the Palazzo Pitti Back to Life
Florence, Gallerie degli Uffizi, Galleria Palatina

Giovanna Garzoni (Ascoli Piceno 1600–Rome 1670), The Old Man of Artimino, c. 1648. Tempera on parchment.

Flowers, plants and exotic shells, bizarre insects and animals with expressions bordering on the human: the forms and the poetry of nature take pride of place in the exhibition entitled The Immensity of the Universe in the art of Giovanna Garzoni hosted in the Andito degli Angiolini from May 28 to June 28. 

With this substantial retrospective (the first large monographic exhibition devoted to the Baroque female painter from the Marche) the Gallerie degli Uffizi was planning to celebrate a major female figure to mark Women's Day on March 8, 2020. "Hibernated" by the lockdown, however, the exhibition has now become a symbol of the return to normal life after the closure of almost three months due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Event Information
Start Date: May 28, 2020
End Date: June 28, 2020
Venue: Palazzo Pitti

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