An international group of 10 painters from Moscow (Russia), Warsaw (Poland), Minsk (Bielorussia), Odessa (Ukraine) and Prague (Czech Republic) attended this meeting. They met for the first time in Florence. During their stay, under the influence of the city landscape and the Florentine Renaissance heritage, these artists produced works that were displayed in an interesting exhibit held at the Vivahotel Alexander. The exhibit included other paintings the artists did in their home countries, to provide more insight about their personal styles. The exhibit, that met with public acclaim was also visited by many representatives of Florentine cultural institutions and the public administration..