An exhibition about the poet Gabriele D'Annunzio
In Florence a new exhibition about the cultural atmosphere of the city between the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th century. Florence was living a particular moment of its history, after the short period as capital of the new Italian kingdom (1865-1870), which had left a definitive mark and attracted and “animated” energies with which to confront the changes and challenges of the new century, making the Florentine territory a source of inestimable cultural vitality of international reach.
A vitality quite different from that of Paris, the world catalyst and radiator of artistic “movements” and “epochal” innovations.
On the Italian cultural scene the poet Gabriele D'Annunzio played a central role.He arrived in Florence in 1890 and chose the villa "Capponcina" on the hill of Settignano where he would live “like a lord of the Renaissance” . Gabriele D’Annunzio was poet, novelist, playwright, omnipresent animator of artistic, social, and political contexts; loved or despised, like all true stars.
He was followed to Florence by Eleonora Duse, an actress of divine restlessness, who will sponsor worldwide the “word” of the poet with whom she was joined by an extricable bond of art and of life.
In 1910 D'Annunzio left Florence for Paris
1910 escape from the "Capponcina". D'Annunzio between Florence and France
Itineraries of art and life of remarkable personalities in the Florentine culture of the early 20th century are contents of the exhibition hosted in the rooms of Palazzo Medici Riccardi in Florence.
From December 17, 2010 to February 13, 2011
Florence, Palazzo Medici Riccardi
Opened 9.30 am - 6 pm
Closed on Wednesdays
- Agenzia per il Turismo di Firenze (Florence Tourist Office)