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MAGNIFICENT

The incredible story of the beauty that revolutionized the world.


A stroy by Felice Limosani narrated by Andrea Bocelli

FROM 1 MAY THROUGH 31 OCTOBER 2015
PALAZZO VECCHIO MUSEUM, SALA D’ARME, FLORENCE

Magnificent – the incredible story of the beauty that revolutionized the world is neither a movie, nor a documentary, nor an exhibition. Magnificent is a auditory and visual experience appealing to qualities evident in animated films and video art installations. Felice Limosani used digital techniques to put together the greatest Renaissance paintings and sculptures giving a captivating contemporary touch to the story.

“Magnificent” is a compelling story based on real events that occurred in Florence’s history thank to a plot that leaves space to reflection and deliver an important message in today’s society: the magnificence of human beings.

The Arms Room’walls has been covered with big screens in order to host the digital work, turning the audio-visual performance into an emotional, immersive and all-encompassing experience.

Magnificent is a project addressed to everybody and designed to be appreciated by a large public, regardless of age.

The digital artwork is screened every 30 minutes in Italian and English, lasting 20 minutes each.

HOURS


EVERY DAY

Opening times 10am - 9pm (last show at 6.30pm).
English version
h. 10.30am, 11.30am, 12.30am, 1.30pm, 2.30pm, 3.30pm, 4.30pm, 5.30pm, 6.30pm

 

THURSDAY

Opening times h. 9.30am -1.30pm (last show at 1pm).
English version
h. 9.30am, 10.30am, 11.30am, 12.30am

 

Attention:

Monday, October 26th: early closing at 6.00 pm
Tuesday, October 27th: the Sala d’Arme is closed
Wednesday, October 28th: early closing at 6.00 pm

TICKETS


Purchasable in the ticket office of Palazzo Vecchio museum.

 

FULL PRICE TICKET: € 8

REDUCED PRICE TICKET: € 5 (age 10-25)

FREE ADMISSION: age 0-10, guides, visitors with disabilities + accompanying person, Firenze card, journalists

COMPREHENSIVE: Full price: € 16, Reduced: € 13 (P.Vecchio + Tower + magnificent)

SPECIAL AGREEMENTS: € 5 (State railway system with "Cartafreccia" and "Freccia" ticket with destination Florence up to 5 days before.)


Magnificent is screened every 30 minutes, alternating the Italian and English version of the digital artwork.

ART DIRECTOR AND CREDITS


ART DIRECTOR

Felice Limosani (1966) is a multidisciplinary artist. He works in international contexts with top brands and cultural institutions. Limosani is also a member of the board of Fondazione di Venezia, he is the curator of the exhibition “Pianeta Expo 2015, conoscere, gustare, divertirsi” at the Triennale di Milano, and he is the author of projects with targeted approaches to aesthetic and emotional involvement of the audience.

He has created site-specific installations at the Louvre in Paris, Palazzo Strozzi in Florence, Mies Van der Rohe pavillion in Barcelona, Whitechapel Gallery and Sketch Gallery in London. His work combines artistic metaphor, design thinking and digital storytelling, blurring the boundaries between digital languages, creative expression and unconventional communication

www.felicelimosani.com

CREDITS

Direction, setting and texts: Felice Limosani
Voice-over: Andrea Bocelli
Art Director: Rino Stefano Tagliafierro
Original soundtrack: Enrico d'Ascoli
Content Art Direction: Paolo Ranieri
Post Production Art Direction: Vinicio Bordin
Visual effects: Alberto Marini
Screenplay: Giuliano Corti
Sound Designer: Luigi Agostini
Compositing Video e Post Production: Elisa Serravalli, Mauro Ciocia, Yan Blusseau, Stefano Redaelli, Michele Innocente
Prodution director: Kun Koning
English voice: Gregory Eve
Photography: Alessandro Moggi

Special thanks to Manuele Braghero

© MAGNIFICENT - The incredible story of the beauty that revolutionized the world. A story by Felice Limosani narrated by Andrea Bocelli
Palazzo Vecchio - Sala D'Arme, Piazza della Signoria 50122 FIRENZE