Money and Beauty. Bankers, Botticelli and the Bonfire of the Vanities is the title of the exhibition staged in the historic Palazzo Strozzi in Florence, from September 17th 2011 to January 22nd, 2012. The event is organized by the Foundation of Palazzo Strozzi, by an idea of James M. Bradburne, and it is edited by Ludovica Sebregondi and Tim Parks. Money and beauty is a journey into the economic and cultural history of our Country, which aims to show how the birth and evolution of modern banking was parallel to the most flourishing artistic season of the West.
Money and beauty is a journey through the history of Italian Renaissance retraced through masterpieces of Botticelli, Beato Angelico, Lorenzo di Credi, Piero del Pollaiolo and the Della Robbia. A tour among genes and folds of a commercial and banking system at the base of the artistic success of the Country. In fact, the exhibition pursues the objective of analysing how the funding of the economic world were the basis of cultural evolution, giving rise to one of the high points of the entire Italian cultural history.
Money and beauty, between art and matter Brunelleschi
Economists, politicians, diplomats, historians, will necessarily be called into question by Money and beauty exhibition, able to establish itself in the cultural scene in a transversal way, by touching different disciplines and activating reflections on art, power and money. A story that recognize in the Brunelleschi, the 4 star hotel in Florence, the glitzy frame in which to live moments of passion and culture. The same identifiable in the paths of men who have marked the fate of an era.