Precious artifacts: November 26, 2009 January 31, 2010

From November 26, the Museo degli Argenti in Florence, will host in the prestigious hall of St. John Giovanni, the monographic exhibition of the Roman sculptor and jewelry designer Fausto Maria Franchi.
The artist, in Florence, won in 1964, the 1st Prize of National Competition Gold, sponsored by the Ministry of Industry and Commerce, and in 2007 he has bestow three of his valuable works: the rings “lost hours”, and “Secrets triangles” and the brooch Elective Affinities, to the Silver Museum. By the creation of the Franchi, the observer discovers how, through the design and modeling, the work becomes a tiny sculpture, shiny and beautiful, and evokes feeling and emotion to anyone who admires. In the exhibition will be exhibited the works of France from 2000 to now, these 62 artifacts , in the gold: rings, brooches, pendants and bracelets result of continuous experimentation and innovation, the goldsmith, and in the silver, vessels , pitchers, candlesticks, plates, teapots, manufactures precious, with the surface smooth or hammered that suggest the secrets play of light.
A journey to discover the world of things made of gold , where gold and silver are told, enhanced, re-invented, in a sublime way through the extraction and passion of the Franchi, and are transformed into emotions, suggestions and wishes.

Silver Museum section of the Palazzo Pitti
Headquarters Via Faenza 111, Florence 50123

From Thursday, November 26, 2009 on Sunday, January 31, 2010
Hours:
mon / sun h. 8.15/16.30; closed the first and last Monday