She is the descendent of Price Corsini, a family of Florence which where historically merchants and art experts. She is Conte Giacomo MiaruFulcis’s wife with whom she has had four beautiful children. She is known to be the keeper of the historical memory of many families from Florence, of which she treasures many details and precious memories.
Still to today she is the main reference for her sons and nephews’careers. Her modern and farsighted openmind makes of her a very pleasant person to have a conversation with, even for the younger generation. She has always been in touch with artisans which have made her become passionate of the restoration techniques which she personally follows, starting from the Corisni Archive which you can today visit, located in San Casciano in the Villa Le Corti. This is manged by nephew DuccioCorsini which will be the future PriceCorsini. She is full of great ideas and is a very a knowledgeable woman, she is able to surprise eventhose who know her for a long time. If you had the pleasure to havemeet her, you can agree with me that she is a special woman. Her kindness, humanity and culture, her simple way of speaking and her natural way of moving and smiling, makes her an extraordinary human being. When I saw her for the first time in Villa Maiano and heard of her story, I was fascinated by her personality and power so I immediately thought of doing a photoshoot of her. Not just a common photoshoot though: it would have been easy to take pictures of her while she was telling us the story of her life.
Instead the scenario that I had in mind was totally different: do you know of those renaissance portraits in which the subjects are the real protagonist of the scene? I wanted to create a portrait in a location where she felt at ease, in her home and with her family furnishings. The afternoon which I spent with her was very pleasant and it seemed like I knew her since long time.
Suddenly, as if it was magic, I took this shoot which was a meeting point of our conversation. The Limonia Isabella is a perfect location for an environmental portrait. The light gently filtered on the contessa face who was sitting on the sofa which was accurately furnished by Isabella, while her curious dog Nerina was wagging her tail around. The Contessa was in her element and this allowed me capture details which will forever stay in ours and our future generation memories: portraits tells us a story.
Today, while writing these lines, I can still remember the wonderful experience that we lived that afternoon and I cannot thank Contessa Lucrezia enough for her kindness and gentle soul.
I will see you soon for your next portrait!