|Pitti Square||2 h||Not available on Mondays|
Discover Florence as you have never seen it before, through the eyes of the wold’s “hidden half”. In this unique tour, we would like to shed some light on the forgotten masterpieces of Florence which were either painted by women artists or showing their multifarious identity. Inspirational muses or demon temptresses, the representation of women has always been at the centre of male artists obsessions and women artists had to find plenty of ways to deal with their counterparts. This art walk will lay bare the secrets behind the construction of femininity in one of the most fascinating galleries in the whole world, the Palatina Gallery.
In the magnificent rooms of the Pitti palace, former Medici residence, we will find out everything about Artemisia Gentileschi’s paintings and life, Francesco Furini’s deadly nymphs, Raphael’s women, Titian’s belles, the Macchiaioli’s women from the past, Boldini’s upper-class dames and the extraordinary style of Elizabeth Chaplin. So, from Eleonora da Toledo, Cosimo de’ Medici’s wife, who renewed Florentine fashion with charisma and passion, to Anna Maria Luisa de’ Medici, the last of the Medici, the women of Florence have a lot to tell…