This small collection is a rare testimony to XIX century eclectic art in Florence. It occupies the ground floor of a small Art Nouveau building that was the home and workshop of the sculptor Rinaldo Carnielo (1853-1910). The works demonstrate the variety of influences that Florentine art had on the Venetian artist. The numerous bas-reliefs evoke Renaissance purity of form, while the great plaster preparatory models for commemorative monuments, such as the Dying Mozart and the Angel of Death, more clearly characterize the Realistic Style. The furnishing accessories, including the holder for fire tongs and vases, are predominantly whimsical forms that remind us of Mannerist art. The variety of techniques makes it possible to understand the many steps in the making of a sculpture, from the small plaster models to the finished full scale work.
Address: P.zza Savonarola 3
Opening times: from 9 to 13