These are the last days in which you can enjoy the beautiful exhibition at Palazzo Strozzi in Florence: Verrocchio, Master of Leonardo.

There’s only one ‘true’ exhibition to visit right now in Italy, or rather in Florence, at Palazzo Strozzi. It’s the exhibition called Verrocchio, Leonardo’s Master, which closes on the 14th of July, so you only have a few more days to meet Andrea Verrocchio, one of the greatest artists of the Florentine Renaissance. 

“Goldsmith, visionary, carver, painter, and musician”, that’s how Vasari describes Verrocchio. Verrocchio incarnates the model of the amazing Florentine artisan who can make any kind of piece of art in his workshop – a piece of art that represents grace, wealth, study, and why not, invention. 

The artisan, the workshop, and the artist
The exhibition is a homage to the Florentine artisanal tradition, to the workshop, to that way of learning art that’s all about observing, sharing of ideas, discussion, and consideration of others’ works. 

The workshop was in florence the forge of creativity. When a young man went to work in a workshop, that was not only a job, that was a traineeship with a master of a particular art . That’s because an artisan in Florence is always an artist. Verrocchio was the master artisan of many talented artists, such as Ghirlandaio, Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci… a pretty shining workshop if you ask us!

The Discovery of one of Leonardo’s masterpieces
The exhibition at Palazzo Strozzi presents a range of works that come from the best museums and collections all over the world, as they can explain the works by Verrocchio and his celebrated pupils.

However, the best of them all is the discovery of something exceptional, or rather a new work by Leonardo. In fact, the two curators, Francesco Caglioti e Andrea De Marchi, two of the greatest experts in 15th Century Art, propose a new fascinating idea, and state that a terracotta statue that was taught made by Antonio Rossellino, was in fact Leonardo’s work. This is one of our favourite reasons to suggest this amazing walk thrugh the Florentine 15th Century. 

The Discovery of one of Leonardo’s masterpieces
Nuova opera di LeonardoThe exhibition at Palazzo Strozzi presents a range of works that come from the best museums and collections all over the world, as they can explain the works by Verrocchio and his celebrated pupils. However, the best of them all is the discovery of something exceptional, or rather a new work by Leonardo. In fact, the two curators, Francesco Caglioti e Andrea De Marchi, two of the greatest experts in 15th Century Art, propose a new fascinating idea, and state that a terracotta statue that was taught made by Antonio Rossellino, was in fact Leonardo’s work. This is one of our favourite reasons to suggest this amazing walk thrugh the Florentine 15th Century.

The Verrocchio exhibition at Palazzo Strozzi has already hosted more than 100.000 visitors, and if you wish to see it, we advise you book. Click here for more information (and to book!)..