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Rooms with a View. Aby Warburg, Florence and the Laboratory of Images

Curators introduce the exhibition dedicated to the famous art historian, scholar of Botticelli and the Renaissance

Aby Warburg, art historian and scholar of theories about of the image, founded the German institute of art history, the Kunsthistorisches Institut, in Florence in 1897.

Hosted on the second floor of the Gallery, the exhibition recounts the life and importance of the brilliant Jewish scholar, born in Hamburg, whose revolutionary ideas radically changed the study of images and visual culture. More than one hundred drawings, photographs, paintings, documents and the panels of the famous Mnemosyne Atlas are exhibited, a rich documentary apparatus that accompanies the visitor to metaphorically admire Florence together with the scholar, also presenting aspects of the international cultural life of the Tuscan capital around 1900.

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