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September 15, 2015
February 15, 2016
The exhibition Il Principe dei Sogni (The Prince of Dreams) at the Palazzo Vecchio brings a series of twenty tapestries from the mid-16th century back to Florence.
The series was designed at the order of Cosimo I de’ Medici by Jacopo Pontormo and Agnolo Bronzino. The tapestries tell the story of Joseph, son of Jacob, who was hated by his brothers because he was his father’s favourite, a story with which Cosimo identified himself.
The tapestries were woven in the grand-ducal manufactory by Flemish weavers Nicholas Karcher and Jan Rost. They are considered to be the finest works of tapestry made during the Renaissance, and it is for the first time in 150 years that all tapestries can be admired together in the same room.
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The Accademia Gallery (Galleria dell’Accademia) was founded in 1784 together with the Academy of Fine Arts (Accademia di Belle Arti). The Gallery displayed the artworks that belonged to the Academy, which also served as study objects for the art students. The Academy and the Gallery ... [read more]
The Bargello National Museum in Florence (Museo Nazionale del Bargello) holds the largest collection of Gothic and Renaissance sculptures in Italy. The museum is housed in one of the oldest public buildings in Florence, the Palazzo del Podestà. Its construction began in 1255 and it ... [read more]
The Uffizi Gallery in Florence (Galleria degli Uffizi) is part of a select group of museums in the world that should be on everyone’s list. Its collection of artworks is breath-taking and, having opened to the public in 1765, it is one of the oldest ... [read more]