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Women Artists. Florence 1900-1950

A new exhibition featuring art by women from storage to spotlight. ‘Women Artists. Florence 1900-50’, on show from September 22 to November 18, at the Spazio Mostre Fondazione CR Firenze, showcases two artists Leonetta Cecchi Pieraccini and Fillide Levasti Giorgi. Best known for her portraiture of the well-known literati who frequented her salon, Cecchi was praised during her time for ‘painting with the vigor of a man’ whilst Levasti’s whimsical domestic scenes are valued today for being slice-of-life paintings that zero in on the female perspective during the interwar period. Trained by Giovanni Fattori, both women carved out a ‘space of their own’ in a Europe torn by war, where attitudes toward professional women were undergoing huge transformation. In addition to spotlighting these two artists friends whose creative fellowship spanned fifty years, ‘Artiste. Firenze 1900-1950’, promoted by Fondazione CR Firenze and Advancing Women Artists, shines a light on other women of their wave-length with whom they worked and exhibited – from Roman painter Vittoria Morelli, to Nabis artist Elisabeth Chaplin and colorist Adriana Pincherle. Exhibition goers will catch a glimpse of Morisa Mori’s Futurism and Evelyn Scarampi’s essential figurative sculpture or Flavia Arlotta’s jewel-like still life canvases.
Spazio Mostre Fondazione CR Firenze, Via Bufalini 6 – Florence
22 September – 18 November 2018

Opening hours: From Thursday to Sunday, all day from 10am to 6pm
Free guided visits until maximum number is reached:
-    Every Saturday at 3pm
-    For groups and schools every day with reservations only

Tel. +39 055 5384 997/001
An upcoming generation of young women already working to correct gender inequality
Exhibition curators: Lucia Mannini and Chiara Toti
Project sponsors: Fondazione CR Firenze and Advancing Women Artists
In collaboration with Associazione Culturale Il Palmerino, Gabinetto G. P. Vieusseux, with the patronage of the Consulate of the United States of America in Florence