There’s nothing better than a map case for visiting the exhibition, ‘The Russian Avant-garde, Siberia and the East’ (September 2013 – January 2014) and retrace the footsteps of the Czar Nicola, who at the end of the eighteenth century, embarked on a journey through the immense Russian empire, continuing on to India, Ceylon, Java, Japan and China.
The sculptor’s knapsack is a chestnut colored handbag in a vintage-style cowhide created for the exhibition ‘The Springtime of the Renaissance: Sculpture and the Arts in Florence 1400 -1460’ (March – August 2013).
An old-fashioned briefcase in chestnut colored cowhide, which magically transforms into a Monopoly game board is Il Bisonte’s surprising tribute to the exhibition ‘The Thirties: The Arts in Italy beyond Fascism’ (September 2012 – January 2013).
Florence has always been a favorite destination for international travelers. Between the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, the city became one of the preferred destinations for American artists and writers, attracted by the charm and variety of its landscapes, along with the wealth of history and art.
In Tuscany, at the turn of the Middle Ages and Renaissance, the most efficient banking system in the world was born. The great wealth of the new rich was consistently invested in art, supporting the birth of the most extraordinary artistic season of the western world.
As the preferred painter of Cosimo I de’ Medici, Agnolo di Cosimo (better known as Bronzino), portrayed an inimitable era like no one else could have.
For the exhibition ‘Bronzino: Artist and Poet at the Court of the Medici’ (September 2010 – January 2011), Il Bisonte pays tribute to the extraordinary elegance of the Medici court along with the aristocratic splendor of Bronzino’s portraits.
Created for the exhibition ‘De Chirico, Max Ernst, Magritte, Balthus. A Look into the Invisible’ (February – July 2010), the Valigia Metafisica was conceived as the perfect passport for a metaphorical trip between great artists and important art movements of the Twentieth Century.
Artists enjoy fooling our senses. They do it more often and more subtly than one thinks. This concept comes to life in the exhibition ‘Art and Illusions – Masterpieces of Trompe-l’oeil from Antiquity to the Present Day’ (October 2009 – January 2010) and the illusionist’s hatbox designed by Wanny Di Filippo for the occasion.