A new path of approach and interpretation of art through the immense Florentine civic heritage. Is titled At art school in museums the new mediation format by MUS.E, developed in collaboration with the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence and aimed at adults and children with their families, which intertwines with the collections of the city’s museums to offer a training course on techniques and artistic languages.
The first cycle, starting on 21 January, will take place at the Novecento Museum, at the Stefano Bardini Museum, and in the Santa Maria Novella complex: these are the three places where a total of nine meetings will be held (Saturday morning at 11 for families with children and Saturday afternoons at 3 pm for adults), which include an introduction to the works followed by an art workshop; the meetings will be led by Marco Salvucci and Giulia Argentino, MUS.E “masters of art”, supported by the students of the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence, trained both in artistic techniques and in art education.
During the January, February and March meetings, dedicated to artistic techniques such as drawing, composition, watercolor techniques, acrylic colors and collages, the participants will be able to observe the works of great artists of the more or less distant past with a different eye and acquire tools, skills and sensitivity on the languages of art.
At the Museo Novecento the three meetings (scheduled for 21, 28 January and 4 February) will concern the portrait and the figure, a theme that will be investigated by retracing the poetics, style and human events of some great artists of the last century, ranging from sculpture by Arturo Martini to the paintings by Ottone Rosai or Massimo Campigli.
At the Stefano Bardini Museum (scheduled for 18 and 25 February and 4 March) the meetings will focus on objects and architecture. Stefano Bardini, prince of the antique dealers, was in fact a brilliant fitter: in the spaces of the museum coexist pastiches, great works, Renaissance portals and ceilings exposed according to unprecedented architectural solutions. In the three appointments the theme will be that of space, investigated through the artistic practice of drawing and illustration.
At the Santa Maria Novella complex the meetings (scheduled for 18 and 25 March and 1 April) will instead be dedicated to composition and visual narration: inspired by Giotto and Masaccio, by Domenico Ghirlandaio or Filippino Lippi, through the artistic practice it will be possible to develop the theme of painting as a narrated story, as a story in images.
The appointments for families are intended for both children and their companions and the artistic materials will be provided during the meetings, thanks to the precious collaboration of FILA – Fabbrica Italiana Lapis ed Affini.
The program At art school in museums it is possible thanks to the support of GIOTTO – love brand of FILA Fabbrica Italiana Lapis ed Affini, Tenderly – brand of Lucart Spa, Officina Profumo Farmaceutica of Santa Maria Novella and Unicoop Firenze.
Course for families with children aged 8 to 12 – Saturday morning at 11am (duration 2h)21 and 28 January, 4 February h11, Museo Novecento: Portrait and figure 18 and 25 February, 4 March h11, Stefano Bardini Museum: The object in space 18 and 25 March, 1 April h11, Complex of Santa Maria Novella: Composition and visual narration
Course for adults – Saturday afternoon at 3.00pm (duration 2h30′)21 and 28 January, 4 February h3, Museo Novecento: Portrait and figure 18 and 25 February, 4 March h3, Museo Stefano Bardini: The object in space 18 and 25 March, 1 April h3, Complex of Santa Maria Novella: Composition and visual narration
Places are limited; registration is mandatory and requires participation in all meetings. Art materials will be provided during the course. Family events are intended for both children and their companions. Each course will be activated with a minimum of 7 participants and provides for the maximum participation of 20 participants.
Payment for the entire course must be made by advance bank transfer, a copy of which must be sent together with the registration form and attachments, according to the following costs:
Whole: €100Reduced 18-25 years old and university students: €75 Reduced 11-17 years: €40 Reduced price for children under 11, ICOM, ICOMOS, ICCROM members, tourist guides and interpreters, disabled people and carers, Florentine Card holders: €25 2×1 reduction for Unicoop Florence members
RefundsAnyone who doesn’t show up, withdraws, participates only partially in the activity or is expelled for disciplinary reasons, has no right to any refund
Source: Press Office