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The places of Giovanni Fattori at the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence

An exhibit at Florence's Academy of Fine arts chronicles the "places" of Giovanni Fattori, the famous painter from the "macchiaiolo" movement. Giovanni Fattori drew inspiration from a variety of sources, from English monarchs to military battles. But he was arguably most successful in his depiction of his homeland. Saturated blues and golden expanses of grain. A look at life in the fields, the sweat and toil measured with every solid brushstroke. Pictures of country life that tell a different kind of Florentine story. A snapshot of the agricultural economy that characterised Tuscany not only in Fattori's time, but well into the 20th century. Fattori's talent and dedication shines through in a variety of media from etchings to drawings to paintings. But there was some pepper in his personality--in one of his first evaluations at Florence's Academy of Fine Arts, his teachers noted him as "raucous, arrogant and rude." Fattori went on to become a beloved teacher at the Academy, personally overseeing the first group of female students admitted to the prestigious institution in 1886. Just maybe, among these angelic faces, there was a student who was as much of an upstart as the young Fattori himself.
Florence - Academy of Fine Arts – Via Ricasoli 66
From September 19th to November 23, 2008
Opening hours: 9 - 19
Regular Admission: 5 euro

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Added: Sep-22-2008 
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Tags: fattori, florence, accademia, arti, macchiaioli, art
Location: Florence, Toscana, Italy (load item map)
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