Lute with a Maestro!

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Lute with a Maestro!

Lute clinic Maestro Lastraioli’s Masterclass Palazzo Rucellai Learning to play the lute means that you will have to spend a long time over the musical score and you will need a really excellent Maestro. One who can teach you how to ‘tame’ the sweetest looking, yet most difficult instrument of all. While a guitar or

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A Journey to the End of Writing with Diego Bertelli

On September 12 at Palazzo Bargagli  (the ISI Florence facility on Lungarno delle Grazie), Raoul Bruni and Giuseppe Girimonti Greco presented Diego Bertelli’s latest book  “Viaggio al Termine della Scrittura. Calvino, Pasolini, Bazlen, Parise, Cattafi” (Le Lettere, 2017). In this volume, Bertelli (ISI Florence Italian literature professor from 2011 to 2014) analyzes four Italian twentieth-century novels  (“Se una

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Leonardo: the Language of Faces

After four years of preparation, the exhibition of Leonardo da Vinci drawings I curated for Teylers Museum in Haarlem, the Netherlands, will open on Friday, October 5th. For three months visitors can admire a special group of Leonardo’s drawings of the human face that attest to his extraordinary powers of observation and imagination.     

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