Fire and Ice finally arrives in Florence. What promises to be one of the most anticipated exhibitions of recent times comes in the beautiful setting of Palazzo Strozzi, where it will remain from Friday, 27 September 2013 to Sunday, 19 January 2014. The event is really important, an appointment not to be missed for all art lovers but also for those who wish to approach to a very specific cultural sector. “Fire and Ice in Florence,” or “The Russian Avant-garde, Siberia and the East. Kandinsky, Malevich, Filonov, Goncharova”, is the first international work that recognizes the fundamental importance of the Oriental and Eurasian connection to Russian Modernism.
Fire and Ice in Florence, how it all began
Fire and Ice in Florence is a remarkable journey in relations between the Russian art and the Orient, a contact and a dialogue well-represented by the radical Russian artists who played a major role in the development of modern art over a century ago. A relationship that was definitely marked in personality and, of course, visible in the works of Léon Bakst, Alexandre Benois, Pavel Filonov, Natalia Goncharova, Wassily Kandinsky, Mikhail Larionov and Kazimir Malevich. “Fire and Ice” in Florence builds a path through the analysis of sources of inspiration such as stone figures of the Neolithic Age, the Chinese popular prints, Siberian shamanic rituals, the Japanese engravings, theosophical and anthroposophical theories and Indian philosophy.
Fire and Ice in Florence, the roots of Russian art
Fire and Ice in Florence will remain in program for almost four months. Therefore there will be a lot of opportunities to approach to an interesting project unique in its kind, also able to make us discover unpublished works, by artists such as Nikolai Kalmakov, Sergej Konenkov and Vasilij Vatagin. Moreover, So, there will be also the opportunity to combine the pleasure of the exhibition with one of the holiday in the city of art. By staying at the Brunelleschi, the 4 star hotel in Piazza Santa Elisabetta, you can count on a structure immersed in the city center, within walking distance from local artistic masterpieces, full of comfort and services of highest level. A perfect background for your Florentine experience and to visit Fire and Ice in Florence.
Fire and Ice in Florence, art and culture in an extraordinary holiday