December 07 2009
December 5 saw the start of the Florence Biennale (www.florencebiennale.org; till December 13). This year its Lorenzo il Magnifico award has been won by Gilbert & George. If you’re in town, then don’t miss Art and Illusions: Masterpieces of Trompe l’Oeil from Antiquity to the Present, until January 24 at the city’s intriguing Palazzo Strozzi (www.palazzostrozzi.org) – it’s a fascinating survey of art intended to deceive the eye. Among the works featured in the show is Escaping Criticism by Pere Borrell Del Caso (pictured).