Conference at the cloister of Florence’s Santa Maria del Carmine

An artist and her workshop

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Our conference proves it: there’s no place like the studio for studying an artist. “The sculptural workshop of a French artist in nineteenth-century Florence”, was a two-day conference organized by AWA in 2013. It was moderated by De Fauveau scholar Silvia Mascalchi who also presented the lecture ‘De Fauveau’s home-studio in Florence’s Oltrarno District’. Enrico Colle’s study highlighted the artist within the Neoclassic to the Neo-gothic movements, whilst Silvestra Bietoletti discussed De Fauveau’s artistic maturity and its influence on Italy before the country’s unification. Carlo Sisi spoke on Dante-inspired art in the 1800s. Considered the Camille Claudel of the early nineteenth century, De Fauveau is also a major figure demonstrating the importance of cultural connections between Florence and France. Our lecture series was followed by the first-ever monographic exhibition featuring Fèlicie De Fauveau will be presented at the Historial de la Vendèe Museum in February 2013 followed by a showing at the Orsay Museum in June 2013.