European Art · Historic Places

Conserving Violante Ferroni’s Paintings in Florence

For the past year, Florence, Italy-based conservators Elisabeth Wicks and Marina Vincenti has been restoring two important paintings by 18th-century artist Violante Ferroni. Depicting scenes of healing and charity for Florence’s hospital of San Giovanni de Dio, their context and subject matter make them even more relevant today then when the restoration first began. Read my article about the project, which has been supported by the Advancing Women Artists Foundation.

Healing Violante Ferroni’s Paintings at San Giovanni di Dio Hospital“. Published on DailyArt Magazine, December 5, 2020.

(Image: An aerial view of conservators in their studio with Saint John of God Heals Plague Victims. Francesco Cacchiani/Advancing Women Artists.)

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