Roberto Casamonti, founder in 1981 of Tornabuoni Arte, opened this past March a new space for modern and contemporary art in Florence. Located in the Palazzo Bartolini Salimbeni, a high Renaissance-style palace located in the one of the most exclusives must sites in Florence, Via de Tornabuoni on Piazza Trinità.
The antique palace restored, host a 250 operas personal selection of Roberto Casamonti, along his activity in the art world during his life. A choosing that represents the artistic revolution trough the XX century.
The private collection is a half way between a museum and a private residence from the antique renaissance under 20-foot-high ceilings decorated in gold leaf. Divided in two sections, the first includes works from the beginning of the twentieth century until the 1960s, while the second spans the second half of the century from the 1960s until now days, exhibited in chronologic order and by art movement.
“This project reflects my firm belief that we should love art for what it is, not for what it’s worth socially and financially. I fell in love with Fontana and Boetti’s work long before they gained worldwide acclaim. It thrills me to be able to hang works by these now established and
international names next to works by other artists who today find themselves outside the glare of the international media spotlight and the machinations of the art market. You will find Fontana, Burri, Boetti and Castellani hanging alongside Ottone Rosai’s portrait of my father and works by Viani, Boldini, de Pisis and Fattori…”
Iguarnieri advice to visit this great exhibition of modern and contemporary art in Florence.
To visit all the info HERE
See all about “Roberto Casamonti Collezione” HERE
In the gallery bellow some of the artworks at the Casamonti Private Collection.
In the following gallery Roberto Casamonti and his portrait by the Iguarnieri.
We are very happy our work is part of the private collection of Roberto Casamonti.