Las Mejores Galerías de Arte en Italia

Italy, the birthplace of the Renaissance and home to countless art masters, is a country whose history and culture are deeply intertwined with the world of art. From the majestic works of Michelangelo in Florence to the impressive collections of the Vatican museums in Rome, Italy offers a unique experience for art lovers.

KUADROS takes you on a tour of the best Italian art galleries, taking you on a visual and emotional journey, highlighting the artistic gems that make this country an essential destination for any art enthusiast. Get ready to discover the hidden treasures and the most famous masterpieces that have marked the history of Western art.

Art Galleries in Italy

Moretti Art Gallery

Located in Florence, the Galleria Moretti was founded by Fabrizio Moretti in 1999. The Galleria opened its doors with the exhibition “From Bernardo Daddi to Giorgio Vasari,” which established Moretti's focus on Tuscan art, especially the old masters.

Since then, the Galleria Moretti has participated in the most prestigious fine art exhibitions in Europe and the United States. These fine art exhibitions include the European Fine Arts Fair in Maastricht and New York, and Frieze Masters in London, the Biennale di Palazzo Corsini in Florence.

Among the works on display at the Galleria Moretti are The Victory of David over Goliath by Sebastiano Ricci, The Holy Bishop and Saint Bartholomew by Andrea Bonaiuti, The Massacre of the Innocents by Bicci di Lorenzo, Portrait of Francesco I Medici by Francesco Morandini, Saint Joseph and the Blossoming Rod by Giovanni Francesco Barbieri and the Crucifix by Giovanni di Rimini.

Address: Piazza degli Ottaviani, 17R, Florence, Italy

Aria Art Gallery

Aria Art Gallery was founded by Elio d'Anna, businessman, philosopher and best-selling author. The gallery has its beginnings in the Tuscan town of Pietrasanta in 2007. Two years later, the Aria Art Gallery moved to its current location in Florence. The curator of Aria Art Gallery is Antonio Budetta.

Today, Aria Art Gallery is home to acclaimed artists such as Andrea Gustavino, Andy Warhol, Angelo Brescianini, Sheng Qi, Sossio, Massimiliano Fabbri, Lorenzo Malfatti and Janice Mahlman, to name a few. Among Aria Art Gallery's landmark exhibitions was Icastica during the first biennial of contemporary art in Arezzo, National Museum of Medieval and Modern Art in 2013.

Then in 2016, there was Perditiva, which was a collaborative effort with the Design Biennale and the Rimini Cultural Department. The gallery also collaborated with the Giorgio Baratti Antique Gallery for the exhibition titled Timelessness which was presented in Florence and London.

Timelessness was an exhibition that combined iconic paintings from the 16th and 17th centuries with contemporary artworks of today.

Address: Borgo Santissimi Apostoli, 40r, Florence, Italy.

Florence art gallery

Franco Ristori founded the iconic Florence Art Gallery more than 50 years ago. The picturesque and wonderful art gallery is located in Piazza Ognissanti, which is very popular with art buffs and tourists alike.

Roberto de Ruggiero and Virna Ristori lead the creative direction of the gallery. The Florence Art Gallery features masterpieces of contemporary and modern art, as well as works by artists whose works were largely inspired by the old masters of Italian fine arts.

A visit to the gallery will introduce you to the works of Yolande Ardisonne, Florence Arven, Xavier Bueno, Claudio Cargiolli, Francesco de Panis, Jacques Eitel, Bruno Paoli, Denis Paul Noyer and Angelo Vadala. These artists are just some of the talents whose paintings are on display at the Florence Art Gallery.

Address: Borgo Ognissanti, 64/R, Florence, Italy

Tornabuoni Art Gallery

Roberto Casamonti's passion for fine works of art led to the founding of Tournabuoni Arte Gallery in 1981. The gallery is located in the city of Tournabuoni, Florence.

In addition to Florence, Tournabuoni Arte also has galleries in Milan, Forte del Marme, as well as international locations in Switzerland, Paris and London. Tournabuoni Arte regularly participates in the most prestigious international art exhibitions such as FIAC in Paris, ArtBasel in Switzerland, Frieze Masters in London, ArteFiera in Bologna, Tefaf in Maastricht and in New York.

The Tournabuoni Arte galleries hold exhibitions every year. The group's goal is to exhibit the masterpieces of the greatest artists of the 20th century.

Featured works include those by JM Basquiat, Christo J. Dubuffet, V. Kandinsky, Pablo Picasso, as well as 1st and 2nd century masters including G. Balla, A. Boetti, A. Burri, E. Castellani, and P. Scheggi.

Address: Via Fatebenefratelli, 34/36, Milan, Italy

Il Mappamondo Gallery

Galleria Il Mappamondo was founded by Marco Conte more than 40 years ago. From its location in Milan, the gallery has earned a reputation for presenting the best representations of contemporary and modern art.

Marco Conte's son Alessandro is the curator whose creative direction has helped the gallery build an excellent reputation on the international art scene. For several years since its opening, Galleria Il Mappamondo has exhibited at the world's most renowned art exhibitions and trade fairs. These events include Art Basel in Switzerland and Art Fiera in Bologna.

Currently, the gallery houses the works of several renowned artists such as Marc Chagall, Valerio Adami, Pablo Picasso, Francesco de Molfetta, Damien Hirst, Pierre Auguste Renoir, Georges Mathieu and Hans Hartung, among others.

Address: Via Borgonuovo 2, Milan, Italy

Robilante + Voena

Edmondo di Robilant and Marco Voena established the Robilant + Voena art gallery in 2000. Since its opening, the gallery has built a reputation for presenting the best representations of Old Master, 19th century, modern and contemporary fine art, as well as modern and post-war Italian art.

Gallery highlights include exhibitions by artists such as Antonio Joli, Gaspar van Wittel, Mimmo Rotella, Lucio Fontana, Roberto Matta and Giorgio Morandi. For almost 20 years, Robilant + Voena has collaborated with the world's most respected fine art galleries and institutions.

Among these collaborations are exhibitions at the National Gallery in London, the Frick Collection, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, the Metropolitan Museum, the Guggenheim Museum in New York, the National Museum in Stockholm, the Tate Gallery in London, the Galleria deli Academy of Venice and the Tokyo National Museum.

Address: Via Olmetto 17 Milan, Italy

Fornaciai Art Gallery

La Fornaciai Art Gallery was founded by Piero Fornaciai, who first opened the gallery doors to the public in December 1956. For more than half a century, La Fornaciai has housed the best works of modern and contemporary art.

The gallery has presented a series of successful exhibitions with the masterpieces of renowned artists such as Giuseppe Capogrossi, Georges Braque, Rene Magritte, Marino Marini, Filippo De Pisis, Mario Sironi, Sergio Sarri and Zao Wou-Ki. Fabio Fornaciai has headed the creative direction of La Fornaciai Art Gallery since the 1980s. The gallery received the prestigious Fiorino d'Oro award in 2004 for the XXII Premio Firenze.

Address: Borgo S. Jacopo, 53, Florence, Italy

D'Arte Faustini Gallery

Giuliano Faustini founded Faustini Arte in 1974. The gallery is located in Tuscany and has since been recognized as the center of Italian figurative and contemporary art.

In 1980, Faustini Arte opened its gallery in Florence. The inaugural exhibition featured the works of Giorgio De Chirico and Pablo Picasso.

The gallery later hosted exhibitions by acclaimed artists such as Renato Guttuso, Graham Sutherland, Enrico Paulucci, Franz Borghese, Uliveiro Ulivieri, Walter Coggio, Antonio Possenti, Claudio Cionini, Christian Gironda and Norberto Martini. Faustini Arte has hosted local and international art exhibitions such as Spectrum Art Show in Miami, Strafantasie 2017 in South Korea, Piacere Uliviero in South Korea, Strafantasie in Forte del Marmi and Giancarlo Caponi Take a Dream in Forte del Marmi.

Address: Borgo Ognissanti, 21, Florence, Italy

Gio Morconi Art Gallery

Gio Morconi established the Gio Morconi Art Gallery in 1990 as a place for young and emerging artists to showcase their talent. Gio and his father, Giorgio, are the creative minds behind the gallery which has focused primarily on historical works and contemporary art.

Specifically, Gio Morconi's interests lie in the direction of European avant-gardes such as Franz Ackermann, Rosa Barba, John Bock, Will Benedict, Christian Jankowski, Nathalie Djurberg, Michel Majerus, Catherine Sullivan, Atelier Van Lieshout and Francesco Vezzoli. Collectively, Gio Morconi has presented exhibitions of the greatest artists from various traditions covering international fine arts. World-acclaimed artists include Valerio Adami, Pablo Picasso, Joan Miro, Marc Chagall, Christo, William T. Wiley, Emilio Vedova and Giuseppe Uncini.

Address: Via Alessandro Tadino, 20, Milan, Italy

Bel-Air Fine Arts

The father-and-son team of Francois and Gregory Chabanian founded Bel-Air Fine Art more than a decade ago with the opening of their first gallery in Geneva in 2004. They have since opened other galleries in different international locations, including San Marco , Italy.

In addition to Gregory Chabanian, Bel-Air Fine Art has several experienced art directors on its team, including Cedric Boero, Linda Franco and Luca Ricci. The gallery also has a team of art advisors including Charles Wright, Nicholas Ducasse and Sarah Obrecht.

Bel-Air Fine Art caters to a wide spectrum of artistic styles such as hyperrealism, neorealism, old masters, contemporary art, neo-pop and street art. The list of fine artists who have their masterpieces displayed in the gallery includes Damien Hirst, Peter Anton, Angelo Accardi, Yoel Benharrouche and Carlos Boix.

Address: Calle del Spezier, 2765, San Marco, Venice.

Il Ponte Gallery

Vincenzo Alibrandi, who was a copper engraver, turned his passion for contemporary art into the Galleria Il Ponte in 1965. The original location was in San Giovanni Valdamo before the gallery moved to its current site in Florence in 1977.

For more than 50 years, Galleria Il Ponte has presented a diverse selection of artists whose creations span various artistic styles from the 20th century, old masters and contemporary. The gallery has highlighted the works of esteemed artists such as De Pisis, Sironi, Soffici, Rosai, Afro and Mirko Basaldella, Arturo Carmassi, Pietro Consagra, Mattia Moreni and Giulio Turcato.

Galleria Il Ponte has participated in the most respected and recognized exhibitions such as Art Verona, Miart, Arte Fiera, La Torre di Babele and Artissima.

Address: Via di Mezzo, 42/b, Florence, Italy

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