Emilio Santarelli, who sculpted Michelangelo and grew a garden full of camelias

Emilio Santarelli, who sculpted Michelangelo and grew a garden full of camelias

Emilio Santarelli,(1801–1886) was the Florentine artist who sculpted the vigorous and sympathetic sculpture of Michelangelo Buonarotti for one of the most prominent niches in the Uffizi.  He was an important Florentine artist, reputedly ‘discovered’ and...

Gardens of the Exiles – Sybil Cutting, Charles Strong and Vernon Lee made their own Paradise near Florence

Gardens of the Exiles – Sybil Cutting, Charles Strong and Vernon Lee make their own Paradise near Florence In the period following the Unification of Italy , before the World Wars tore everything apart again, Florence became the rightful place for the ambitious,...