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Exhibitions bloom in Tuscany

Flowers bloom in spring. And art exhibitions too! At least, that's what is happening in Tuscany, where these months are particularly rich in appealing opportunities for all the art lovers. At the Lu.C.C.A. - Lucca Center of Contemporary Art, the protagonist is the international master photographer Elliott Erwitt, to whom is dedicated a major retrospective of 136 shots. Erwitt is known for his black and white images depicting ironic and absurd situations of everyday life, captured by his lucid and insightful eye. "Elliott Erwitt. Retrospective." (until August 30  until September 13).
New York City, USA, 1946 ©Elliott Erwitt/Magnum Photos
New York City, USA, 1946 ©Elliott Erwitt/Magnum Photos
Do not miss the exhibition in Pietrasanta dedicated to Igor Mitoraj. The great sculptor, who recently died, had established here his studio and his home. The city now makes tribute to this great artist, with an exhibition divided into two paths: one in the complex of Sant'Agostino (opening on May 10) and some outdoor installations. Piazza Matteotti is the set for Daedalus, while the Cathedral Square will host six monumental bronze works and two large clay sculptures, which will be left exposed to wind and rain and therefore transformed during the course of time. Until August 30. mitoraj pietrasanta In Florence there is plenty of choice! Palazzo Strozzi hosts the extraordinary bronze sculptures of the exhibition “POWER AND PATHOS. Bronze sculpture of the Hellenistic world” (until June 21), one of the main events of “The Year of Archaeology in Tuscany”. If you’re looking for contemporary art (and beautiful settings!) don’t miss the exciting sculptures that fill the Fort Belvedere thanks to the exhibition “Human” by Antony Gormley (until September 27) or the major retrospective exhibition by Lynn Chadwick, shown across the Boboli and Bardini Gardens (until August 30). Finally, the original multimedia exhibition Van Gogh Alive, set inside the church of Santo Stefano al Ponte, a few steps from Ponte Vecchio, has been extended until June 2. van gogh alive Montepulciano hosts the exhibition "Dalla macchia al Decadentismo" that brings together over a hundred Macchiaioli art works to the Civic Museum and the Fortress (until November 1).