Lovers of the ottocento and of old Florence will love the current exhibition at the Palazzo Antinori. Entitled “The Florence of Giovanni and Telemaco Signorini” (father and son), the show runs through 10 November 2019. For people like me, it is a delightful experience to not only see the show, but to also have a look at the piano nobile of the Antinori Palace.
The exhibition also includes a few paintings by contemporaries of the Signorini father/son painters. It includes: Ruggero Panerai, Luigi Gioli, Francesco Gioli, Giorgio Mignaty, Adolfo Tommasi, and Antonio Puccinelli. There is also a sculpted bust of Telemaco Signorini by Giovanni Dupre.
Here’s what the brochure announces about this exhibition:
Regarding the beautiful palazzo itself:
Allora, now that I am done being a voyeur for the palazzo itself, let us look at some of the paintings in the exhibition: First up, a few paintings by Giovanni Signorini
Above, Giovanni Signorini, Veduta dell’ Arno da Ponte alla Carraia, 1846
And now, for some paintings by Telemaco Signorini
Above: Telemaco Signorini, Mercato Vecchio, 1882-83
Above: Telemaco Signorini, Il ponte Vecchio a Firenze, 1880