Centro Di is launching a new project on communicating the arts: a series of lectures on the arts – on painting, sculpture, architecture, decorative arts, design, photography, landscape and botany, costume and fashion – given by the foremost experts on each subject.
The talks will follow a format that addresses a non-academic audience, adopting an accessible, albeit high-level language in a brief 45 minute time frame. The ambition of Brevissime is to spread a knowledge of the arts generally reserved for academics, and to do so by translating a scholarly idiom into one that will reach, and possibly inspire, a larger and more general public.
The first and second series of lectures are dedicated to the History of Art. The speakers invited are among the most distinguished in each field, beginning with Andrea G. De Marchi and Luca Scarlini. The second session will begin at the end of September.
Organized by Centro Di, the lectures will be live and hosted by museums, galleries, private and public venues. There will be two series per year, one in the Spring and one in the Fall. The first 6 talks will be held in the Church of Santo Stefano al Ponte, at the Cattedrale dell’Immagine, Florence.

Single Ticket: 13€
Students: 5€
Subscription to 3 lectures: 35€
Language: Italian
Time: 18.45-19.30

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Programme / History of Art:

1 / Andrea G. De Marchi
Art: Spirit or Matter?

March 31 Spirit without Matter
April 7 The Colours of the Ancient World and their Censorship
April 14 Art and Money

2 / Luca Scarlini
The Defeated. A History of Artists Outside the Canon

29 April Bartolomeo della Gatta (1448-1502)
6 May Plautilla Nelli (1524-1588)
20 May Francesco Mochi (1580-1654)