Florence museums

Aug 20 08:18 2014 Susanna Mantovani Print This Article

Florence is home of the most famous museums in the world. Apart from the most known Florence Palaces and Museums there are many unknown masterpieces,Guest Posting which are not often mentioned, just because overshadowed by Uffizi, Accademia and Bargello museums. For anyone visiting Florence it is precious to be aware of the presence of the minor museums because they are full of surprises for art lovers and deserve to be included in your florence tours Here is a list of some museums and a brief explanation of each one: Museo dell'Opera del Duomo with statues that were in the Cathedral and in the Baptistry years ago. Santa Croce that collects important works, such as the large crucifix by Cimabue, frescoes by Taddeo Gaddi and glazed terracotta by Della Robbia. Palatine Gallery of Pitti Palace which houses sculptures, furniture inlaid mosaics of semiprecious stones. The palace is also the frame of a drawing gallery which houses works of Macchiaoli Toscani and pillars of Renaissance such as Raphael, Titian, Giorgione The Medici Chapels are located in a part of the Basilica of San Lorenzo, the parish church and burial place of the Medici family. This museum is famous due to the presence of the tombs of Giuliano Duca di Nemous and Lorenzo Duca d'Urbino, both Medici. Michelangelo carved them in the so-called "New Sacristy", which is a masterpiece of Renaissance sculpture and architecture. The Brancacci chapel was built inside the church of the Carmine, a masterpiece of Renaissance paintings. It was frescoed by artists of the highest level: Masaccio, Masolino da Panicale and Filippino Lippi. The Cenacle of Ognissanti is a small museum situated in Borgo Ognissanti street. Its most famous work is undoubtedly the fresco representing the Last Supper by Domenico Ghirlandaio Palazzo Vecchio in Piazza Signoria has always been the seat of political power in Florence and still today it is the town hall of Florence. Main attractions Palazzo Vecchio are the magnificent rooms created by renowned artists such as Bronzino, Ghirlandaio, Giorgio Vasari. Here are displayed works by Michelangelo, Donatello, Verrocchio. Dan Brown's novel, Inferno, is mostly based on the Death Mask of Dante Alighieri, a work of art exhibited in the Palazzo Vecchio. The Museum of San Marco is a building that is located in the square San Marco. It was built by Michelozzo. This museum houses the most important collection of Fra Angelico, who spent in this place many years of his life. Fra Angelico is considered one of the great masters of the late gothic style at the beginning of the Quattrocento (1400) Museo Palazzo Medici Riccardi located in the central Cavour street and can be visited together with the extraordinary Chapel of the Magi, a masterpiece of Benozzo Gozzoli. You can visit the first floor rooms, courtyards, gardens. Davanzati Museum is inspired by antique furnishings and also for this reason known as: museum of ancient Florentine house. This museum has been a source of new ideas to many artists who took inspiration from this museum to play the decor of homes in style. Casa Buonarroti, Michelangelo's home, is a museum dedicated to one of the most interesting works are preserved here: the fine bas-relief of the Madonna della Scala and the Centaurs both early works of the great master The Cenacle of Santo Spirito houses the so called Romano Foundation. Mr. Salvatore Romano, an antique dealer, has given the city a collection of sculptures ranging from the eleventh to the fifteenth century. In the collection there are two bas-reliefs attributed to Donatello, the high relief of the Madonna and Child by Jacopo della Quercia and two marble sculptures by Tino Camaino Gallery of Modern Art is one of the museums in the Pitti Palace on the second floor of the architectural complex. In this museum was put together a collection of works ranging from the 1700 to the first decades of the 1900 Bigallo Museum: here are some important ancient works such as the crucifix from the Master of Bigallo. Also mentioned are the three big sculptures of Alberto Arnoldi as well as precious works of Gothic and late Gothic painting. Opera del Duomo Museum houses works of art from the Duomo, the Baptistery and the Campanile di Giotto, among the most important works are those of Andrea Pisano, Arnolfo Di Cambio, in addition to the findings of the original Gates of the Paradise by Ghiberti, Michelangelo's Pieta Bandini and one of the most important collections of works by Donatello. Frederick Stibbert Museum houses one of the most important collections of ancient weapons and armors in the world. Stefano Bardini Museum is one of the richest museums in the city, the museum houses many works, including paintings, sculptures, armors. musical instruments, pottery, coins, medals and antique furniture. Here are contained even some works from the streets of Florence, such as the Boar by Pietro Tacca and Diavolino (little Devil) by Giambologna. These works have been replaced by copies in their places of origin. Other most important works in Bardini Museum are: the Charity by Tino Camaino, Madonna dei Cordai (Rope makers) and a Madonna with Child by Donatello, St. Michael the Archangel by Antonio del Pollaiuolo and the Martyrdom of a Saint by Tintoretto.

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