Santa Croce in Pink 'completes' the De Fauveau restoration

Santa Croce in Pink 'completes' the De Fauveau restoration

A 'pink' book's beginnings

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The story behind Santa Croce in Pink began in October 2012… just after the Advancing Women Artists Foundation had completed its maintenance project of Félicie de Fauveau’s masterwork in Santa Croce’s loggia. It was a celebratory day for women in the arts, as the Foundation presented the newly recuperated monument in the Basilica’s stunning Sala del Cenacolo, in the shadow of Taddeo Gaddi’s Tree of Life. I like to think that Dr. Giuseppe de Micheli, Santa Croce’s Secretary-General and the project’s director, was somehow inspired by the kneeling figure of the nun-patroness who had sponsored Gaddi’s fresco, when he rose to extend us a special invitation: why not continue our collaborative efforts by creating a guidebook and tour focusing on the ‘feminine essence of Santa Croce’, in such a way that Florence and the world could learn more about other ‘invisible’ women, whose lives and work are profoundly interconnected with the Basilica and the cultural and spiritual legacy it represents. I hope this guide will lead you toward the discovery of this magical, mystical place and its unsung treasures linked to women as well as honoring the part they played in forging Florence’s cultural identity.

From Jane Fortune's Foreword in Santa Croce in Pink
 The presentation of the De Fauveau project at Santa Croce.

The presentation of the De Fauveau project at Santa Croce.