Artmonte Carlo

As we approached the centre of Monaco, the driver who picked me up at the airport pointed out one of the largest yachts in the world, dwarfing all its companions lining the main harbour. We had plenty of time to admire it since the yearly roadworks ahead of the Grand Prix de Monaco – the legendary Formula One motor race that takes over the city-state each May – meant that it took us a good 40 minutes to drive across what is apparently the second smallest country in the world after the Vatican. Continue reading Artmonte Carlo

Florence Hercule at NMNM

This review of “Florence Hercule. Le nouveau Robinson” at NMNM Villa Paloma appeared in the May 2017 issue of Flash Art International: Hercule Florence, Sem titulo (canoa de Guatòs, ao por-do-sol), ca. 1835, watercolor and China ink on paper, 32 x 43,5 cm – Collection C. H. Florence – Leila et Silvia Florence Meticulously researched and documented, this captivating show co-curated by artist Linda Fregni Nagler and NMNM’s Cristiano Raimondi brings together a vast array of drawings, watercolours, prints, letters and manuscripts that shed light on the remarkable achievements of the nineteenth-century draughtsman, printer and inventor Hercule Florence (1804-79). Born … Continue reading Florence Hercule at NMNM