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Money and Beauty - Exhibition in Florence (Sep-Jan)
« on: September 20, 2011, 07:56:19 PM »
A few days ago an interesting exhibition called "Money and Beauty" opened at the Palazzo Strozzi in Florence (Tuscany, Italy). It shows the Renaissance links between finance and arts at the time of the Renaissance. From the exhibition info: Visitors will be able to delve into the daily life of the families that controlled the banking system and perceive the ongoing clash between spiritual and economic values. The story of the art patrons is closely linked to that of the bankers who financed the ventures of princes and nobles alike and, indeed, it was that very convergence that provided the climate in which some of the leading artists of all time were able to flourish.

More information is at the museum's website - and I think this is interesting even if you do not plan to go to Florence any time soon. :)
Money and Beauty. Bankers, Botticelli and the Bonfire of the Vanities
17 September 2011 - 22 January 2012

(Various exhibits)

In the English version, click on "Exhibition Walkthrough" on the right. There are several short articles ("The Florin: Florence's ambassador to the world", "Everything has its price", "Bankers and Artists" etc.), and make sure you view the exhibits in the link above.