The 1966 flood: an eye-witness account

16 November 2016 - 18:00

Lecture in English by Swietlan Kraczyna

On 4 November 1966 Florence experienced the most devastating flood of its entire history, which crippled the city and destroyed many art treasures. On that day, Swietlan Nicholas Kraczyna, a 26-year-old artist living in Florence, went out into the flooded streets and photographed the dramatic unfolding events. He is one of the founders of ‘Il Bisonte’ International School of Advanced Printmaking in Florence, where he teaches the technique of multi-plate colour etching that he invented.

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