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Photographs for art

Photographs for art

Photographs for art

Monday, 12 May 2014 23:05

The MYTH continues

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Bernabei's family in Siena continues to work wrought iron as centuries ago.

© Simone Baroncelli & Foto D'Arte Firenze

In the midst of vineyards and olive groves the family has carried on its tradition since 1700.

© Foto D'Arte Firenze

Father and son have passed down the secrets of their trade for generations forging every day tools and artistic creations.


© Foto D'Arte Firenze

Their workshop witnesses past and present and is well worth visiting.

See below the pictures that Foto D'Arte Firenze has taken for their new internet site (www.ferrobattutobernabei.it)


© Foto D'Arte Firenze


Cristian Ceccanti & Ivan Rossi photographers | Foto D'Arte Firenze @ Bernabei's - Strada Statale 7, Loc. Fonterutoli, Castellina in Chianti (Siena)

Close to Piazza della Repubblica, in the heart of Florence, Palazzo Davanzati is a "must" for anyone who wants to feel the atmosphere of a typical Florentine mansion during the Renaissance.

It has survived the ravages of time when Florence was the capital of Italy and is a rare example of hybrid architecture between two epochs, combining the typical verticality of the medieval house with its tower and the spaciousness of the Renaissance Palace spread around its central court. For centuries, it has been the frame of the public and private lives of rich Florentine merchants and their families: first the Davizzi, who built it around the middle of 14th century, then the Bartolini Salimbeni, who bought it in 1516 and finally the Davanzati, who owned it from 1578 to 1838, the year in which Carlo, the last male heir of the Palace committed suicide. 

Since then, several structural modifications have determined the building we can see today, the most significant that of the eclectic antiquarian Elia Volpi, who bought it at the beginning of 20th century and furnished it in 14th century style to destine it as a private Museum "della Casa Fiorentina Antica". It soon became a Neo-Renaissance inspiration for foreign tourists, especially Americans.

Finally, in 1951 the building became the property of the Italian State and was destined as a Public Museum. Over the years it has gathered collections and precious objects from Florentine Galleries and donations resulting in a typical domestic Renaissance environment.

Visitors can admire the rich decorations, statues, pictures, affreschi with their stories of knights, tapestries and a precious collection of finely carved furniture with objects of every day use. You can relive the atmosphere of Renaissance daily life, its commerce, chivalric love, domestic work and pastimes when Florence was "the hub" of art, culture and wealth.

The Museum was closed to the public for a number of years due to restoration. Foto D'Arte Firenze shot a photographic campaign to document its new splendour, a work of prestige which required great accuracy and competence.

© Foto D'Arte Firenze

To follow: a link for the Polo Museale Fiorentino to take a virtual tour of the Museum.

Polo Museale Fiorentino | Museum of Palazzo Davanzati


Cristian Ceccanti & Ivan Rossi photographers | Foto D'Arte Firenze @ Museum of Palazzo Davanzati | Via Porta Rossa 13, Florence

Almax is a well-known name to all those in the leather business: for over twenty years its laboratories have produced bags, suitcases and other leather accessories, enriching the shopwindows of the most famous luxury brands in the world.

 © Foto D'Arte Firenze

Founded in 1986 by Mauro Guerrini, the company today employs 85 and has a web of 300 subsuppliers with a turnover placing it among the best companies in the luxury leather industries in Tuscany.

© Foto D'Arte Firenze

The key to its success: respect for Florentine craftmanship and a modern entrepreneurial organization focused on HR (as a primary productive resource) and a constant investment in research and innovation to reach their mission to represent the excellence of "made in Italy" with high quality products and efficient service to meet the refined public taste.

© Foto D'Arte Firenze

To mark the opening of its extended and renovated headquarters in Scandicci, Foto D'Arte Firenze's photographic campaign printed on large pannels was integrated among the furnishings.

© Foto D'Arte Firenze

A stimulating and interesting opportunity for Foto D'Arte Firenze to see the birthplace of luxury and excellence in Italian style.

© Foto D'Arte Firenze


Cristian Ceccanti & Ivan Rossi photographers | Foto D'Arte Firenze @ Pelletteria Almax | Via delle Sette Regole 18/a, Scandicci (Firenze)
Saturday, 19 October 2013 00:00

Foto D'Arte Firenze for the Uffizi Gallery

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We have begun a photographic campaign to document all the artworks on the ceilings of the Uffizi Gallery.

This is an important task which underlines the experience and professionality of Foto D'Arte Firenze for Art photography and all its complexities.

 

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Cristian Ceccanti & Ivan Rossi photographers | Foto D'Arte Firenze @ Galleria degli Uffizi

Foto D'Arte Firenze had great pleasure following the experts bringing Canova's masterpieces back to life.

For a year and a half we photographed this slow and meticulous workmanship from the beginning to the end.

We would like to share these particular moments with you. Here is a gallery of photos which were taken in Venice in the Storerooms of the Galleria dell'Accademia where the Metope of Canova had been taken to be restored.

Cristian Ceccanti & Ivan Rossi photographers | Foto D'Arte Firenze @ Venice for Antonio Canova

Monday, 03 June 2013 09:00

Teatro della Pergola & Foto D'Arte Firenze

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The Teatro della Pergola is the historic opera house of Florence. It is one of the oldest theatres in Italy and one of the richest historically.

The theatre was built between 1652 and 1656 under the patronage of the Accademia degli Immobili, the first to be built with oval-shaped tiers of boxes around the stalls.

At first it was a court theatre and was only opened to the public after 1718. The most famous composers and operas of the time were performed, ranging from Vivaldi to Meyerbeer.

In the first half of 1800 it presented classical Italian music; dramas by Bellini, Donizetti and Verdi, until the end of the century, when it started to switch to prose, thanks to the performances of the actress Eleonora Duse.

In the Sixties, the stage of La Pergola became one of the most important for Italian prose with perfomers like Eduardo De Filippo and Vittorio Gassman.

Nowadays it presents a wide range of more than 200 drama productions every year.

theatre La Pergola

On June 2013 restoration work was started, with contributions from the Region of Tuscany given to create a theatrical reality for the city, so the Teatro della Pergola would continue to play a prominent role, thanks to its formal and aesthetic features.

The theatre entrusted the production of the whole photographic documentation of this work to Cristian Ceccanti and Ivan Rossi of Foto D'Arte Firenze.

In this video Ivan and I are taking pictures of the valued frescos in the Sala Oro.

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Wednesday, 30 January 2013 09:00

Guitar maker Piero Tievoli, AEGILIUM Guitars

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A Christmas gift of a small guitar began what was to become a lifetime passion for Piero Tievoli, making guitars.

 aegilium guitar

Foto D'Arte Firenze went to Piero Tievoli's guitar workshop to discover his precious creations, it was a journey into a place where time stands still, where everything turns around the research for perfection without compromise, a journey into the past and its images.

The AEGILIUM guitar was born here, the result of carefully chosen woods taking their form under the able hands of Piero Tievoli in his search for perfect sound and harmony.

 

 

Ivan Rossi photographer © Foto D'Arte Firenze

Ivan Rossi photographer © Foto D'Arte Firenze @ Piero Tievoli Guitar maker

Wednesday, 30 November 2011 09:00

OST officina STUDIO TEMPI

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OST officina STUDIO TEMPI

Project and technical studio born in 2001. Internal designs for restoration and interior decorating.

Foto D'Arte Firenze documented with its images the OST workshop. Here are some examples.

A fascinating journey through the special atmosphere of private homes designed and realized by OST officina STUDIO TEMPI.

badia di sotto

Badia di Sotto e/o Badia S.Andrea - Loro Ciuffenna (Arezzo)

 

madrigale

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Ville Madrigale - Terranuova Bracciolini (Arezzo)

 cicogna

 La Cicogna - Terranuova Bracciolini (Arezzo)

Ivan Rossi photographer | Foto D'Arte Firenze @ OST officina STUDIO TEMPI - Via Ville 111/A Terranuova Bracciolini (Arezzo)

Friday, 05 March 2010 11:00

Lisetta Rossi HARPIST

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To realize images for such an exceptional harpist accompanied by the magic notes of her harp Herard Freres was for Foto D'Arte Firenze an unusual and artistically rewarding experience.

Who is Lisetta Rossi?

Lisetta Rossi, concert harpist, is from Florence, Italy. She is currently professor of harp at the "Giacomo Puccini" Conservatory in La Spezia. From 2003 to 2010 she held a position at the G. Verdi Conservatory in Milan, teaching advanced harp as well as history of music and analysis of harp repertory, instrumental pedagogy, and harp ensemble.

Since 1994 many young harpists have attended her summer courses, seminars and masterclasses held in Italy, France, England, Portugal and Bulgaria, thus being given the opportunity to take advantage of the artistic and professional experience she reflects in her teaching-experience not only as a soloist but also as part of chamber ensemble and orchestras.

She has been invited regularly to serve on the juries of competitions, and at the same time, many of her pupils have won awards in both national and international competitions.

Lisetta Rossi harpist

After receiving her diploma in harp with the highest grades and "cum laude" from the Venice conservatory, she went on to further her training with maestri from the German, French and American schools and also attended courses in chamber music with Riccardo Brengola at the Accademia di Santa Cecilia in Rome.

In addition to her musical education, she received a diploma in social sciences and has pursued disciplines complementary to artistic training such as Alexander, Feldenkreis, Taijiquan and the Stanislavskyij method. Ms Rossi has appeared as a soloist and chamber music musician in international festivals in Italy as well as around Europe, and has collaborated with such artists as Carme, Ensemble Ambrosiano, Antidogma, Ex-Novo Ensemble, Musica d'Oggi, Ensemble Garbarino and the Orchestra of the Pomeriggi Musicali. From 2003 to 2007, as principal harp of the RAI National Symphony Orchestra in Turin and with chamber groups stemming from the same orchestra, she has taken part in annual festivals of contemporary music, Nuova Musica of Turin, and the Biennale of Venice, performing numerous world premieres.

In the same role, Rossi has collaborated with other prestigious orchestras such as Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, the RAI orchestra of Milan, the RAI orchestra of Roma, the orchestra of the Saõ Carlos Theater of Lisbona, performing under the direction of Maestri Muti, Chailly, Gavazzeni, Bertini, Imbal, Barshay, De Burgos, Rath, Noseda, Kuhn and lastly, C. Tielemann under whose direction she performed Mozart's Concerto in C major K 299 for flute and harp.

Since 2007 Lisetta Rossi has collaborated with the association, Tesori Musicali Toscani, taking charge of the research and editing of previously unpblished works for the single action harp. For this kind of harp she has recorded the XII Sonate per Arpa by Giovanni Francesco Giuliani for the label, Brilliant Classics on an instrument built by Erard in 1818.

Herard Freres˜1818, Paris © Ivan Rossi photographer | Foto D'Arte Firenze

Her discography includes recordings for ERATO with the Solisti Veneti and for RICORDI and AMADEUS with the symphonic orchestra of the Turin and Milan Radio and Television (RAI).

Ivan Rossi photographer | Foto D'Arte Firenze

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