Museo Civico Giovanni Fattori

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Museo Civico Giovanni Fattori
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Brun066
Florence, Italy10,180 contributions
A look, as well as on Giovanni Fattori and the painting of his time, on one of the least provincial cities in Italy
Nov 2019
This museum is remarkable not only because it hosts an eminent essay of the works of Giovanni Fattori and other artists of the 19th and 20th centuries; but also because the place where the museum is housed, and the events of that venue, allow a penetrating look at the character of the city of Livorno.
In fact, the "Villa Mimbelli", in which the museum is housed, with its sumptuous and sophisticated architecture and decoration, tells us of a wealthy Livornese family of Dalmatian origins, enriched with the wheat trade. The consort of the owner, of Greek origin, completes the family's cosmopolitanism. From these facts the personality of the city emerges, so different from the other Tuscan cities, because it's turned much more towards the overseas than towards the mainland: the land register of the Grand Duchy of Tuscany of 1834 (it has been affirmed by historians) shows that the estates owned by Livorno citizens don't exceed the boundaries of the Municipality: Livorno "essentially possesses itself", because its reference isn't the hinterland, but the Mediterranean (and beyond). Ultimately, one of the least provincial cities in Italy, especially among those of medium size.
As for the artistic collection, it is wisely exposed and organized. I greatly appreciated the audio guides, which, rented for a negligible cost (3 euros, if I remember correctly) help the visitor to select the most remarkable works, and of each of them illustrate well the stylistic characters and therefore the artistic value. Among the works that have most remained in my mind the most, i would quote "Mrs Martelli in Castiglioncello", "An episode of the battle of San Martino". "Maremma herds", "Portrait of the third wife", all by Giovanni Fattori; then "Emigrants" by Raffaello Gambogi, "Cenciaiole [women rags' collectors] from Livorno" by Eugenio Cecconi, "Portrait of Yorick" by Vittorio Corcos, "The olive harvest" by Adolfo Tommasi. And I stop here.
Written 7 December 2019
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zantegirl1981
birmingham99 contributions
Art fix of an elegant nature
Jun 2018 • Friends
How lovely on the last morning of our minibreak to find the Museo only five minutes walk from the hotel.
A stunning building with friendly staff and many parts to explore. Don’t miss this jewel in Livorno.
Written 29 June 2018
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piffero48
London, UK12 contributions
This museo is the best show ofMacchiaioli style painting
Apr 2018
I loved the art of painting in Livorno city from Fattori to Modigliani and I have seen also a show of their paintings in London, so what is better to look at theirpaintings in the city where they were born???
Written 30 April 2018
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Julian O
Vienna, Austria46 contributions
5 for the collection,. 3 for the rest.
Sep 2017 • Couples
While the palazzo is pretty there is no guidance offered and it's obvious that they need more money. If you just pass the palazzo it seems closed, you only notice that it's open of you insist and walk to the backside.who thought of not even giving this indication l? 😯
Anyway, the actual exhibition is great. Fattori is omnipresent on Livorno, this museum isn't half bad.
Written 25 September 2017
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Brendan W
Birmingham, UK803 contributions
The Jewel in the Crown.
Sep 2017 • Couples
This is a wonderful museum with incredible features including World class paintings and the staircase and ceilings have to be seen to be believed. All the staff were very friendly and I highly recommend you pay the 2.5 euro for the audio guide which really brings this incredible house alive.
The gardens are also nice and would be a good place to have a picnic.
Make sure you check on the opening times as they close for lunch but this is a MUST SEE venue when you visit Livorno and truly is the Jewel in crown.
Written 14 September 2017
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Ermil S
Sydney, Australia135 contributions
A gem of an art museum
May 2017 • Friends
This fabulous building houses a wonderful collection of Italian impressionist artworks. The building itself is a marvel inside with exquisite venetian glass chandeliers. Many of the works capture life in the 19thc countryside depicting peasants, war, farms and fine portraits. If your travels will take your near Livorno it is definitely worth a visit.
Written 13 July 2017
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L0z11
Solihull, UK124 contributions
One of the best attractions in Livorno
May 2017 • Couples
This museum is located in a quiet residential street 5 minutes walk from the Grand Palazzo Hotel.
The ground floor rooms are beautifully decorated. The ceilings are stunning.
Upstairs you will find the most amazing art work. Some of the work is breath-taking.
The staircase is one of the most interesting I've ever seen.
We found the staff helpful particularly the guy upstairs who explained a little about the art work. (Unfortunately we did not have sufficient time to take advantage of the audio guide).
The parkland next to the museum is also worth a look. It is a quiet oasis, lovely to sit, relax and listen to the birds singing.
Next to the museum, there's a small fountain where there are some terapins. It's nothing special to look at but we found it cute.
I'd recommend a visit to this museum, you won't be disappointed.
Written 23 May 2017
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Jamie575
Singapore, Singapore1,057 contributions
Lovely old building with very elegant and stylish rooms. The paintings were a plus!
Dec 2016 • Couples
This old mansion does not look like much from the outside, but the beautifully appointed rooms on the ground and first floors was something else. Go for the house, and the paintings inside were a plus. We spent a fair amount of time in each room, just admiring the finishes and the paintings. The museum caretakers were friendly and a gentleman even gave us a running commentary on the rooms and the art. Worth a visit.
Written 3 January 2017
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aureliaowner
London, UK137 contributions
Wonderful Art Nouveau building with Livorno impressionist movement collection
Aug 2016 • Friends
Tucked away in a quiet street in the south end of this attractively gritty city which is superficially devoid of cultural attractions is this lovely villa. The interior alone is worth the visit. Downstairs are three lushly over decorated gems of rooms, plus a staircase with white ceramic putti as stair rails. Ok, perhaps the art is for coniscenti but it is the birthplace of Modigliani, who is represented by an early landscape -no elongated nudes here. Oh yes, a reduction for us over 65 oldies.
Written 5 August 2016
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Nancy F
Portland, OR166 contributions
Unusual Etruscan displays, plus Roman relics
May 2016 • Couples
This museum is small enough to go through thoroughly in an hour. All signs are in Italian, so I probably should have got the English audio headphones. The tiny animal sculptures and jewelry from the Etruscan period feature such contemporary simple shapes--still very appealing. And who knew that the Etruscans had safety pins for fastening their garments?
Written 4 June 2016
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