Modern art in Florence

The historical city of Florence in Italy is famous for being the home of some of the most magnificent renaissance art and architecture in the world. Visitors to the city don’t have to venture into a museum or gallery to view great examples of renaissance art because you are literally surrounded by it in this UNESCO heritage listed city. However, if you like something a little more 21st century, look around and you will see modern art everywhere you walk. When we were in Florence in 2011 I never really noticed any street art, but in 2015 we saw plenty and the artwork varied greatly in style from cartoonish to realistic. This is a small selection of what can be seen as you walk around the city and as you can see, nowhere was off limits with art painted on metal utility boxes as well as on the walls of buildings.

For more examples of street art in Florence as well as information about the artists, check out the Girl in Florence blog post A Guide to Street Artists in Florence.


2 thoughts on “Modern art in Florence

  1. restlessjo August 29, 2016 / 1:02 am

    Two visits! Life can be unfair! 😦 Hope it’s treating you well, Sam. 🙂

    • twoblackdoggies August 30, 2016 / 5:19 pm

      Sorry Jo, if it makes you feel better I’ve never been to Portugal 🙂 Life is good, thanks Jo but a little overwhelming of late so hoping to get things back on track soon.

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