Exhibition about sculpture and arts of the Renaissance in Florence - Palazzo Strozzi
From March 23rd to August 18th Exhibition about sculpture and arts of Renaissance in Florence "THE SPRINGTIME OF THE RENAISSANCE. SCULPTURE AND ARTS IN FLORENCE 1400-1460" Palazzo Strozzi Palazzo Strozzi
The exhibition, which starts on March 23rd @ Palazzo Strozzi, has the gol to present and celebrate Florence and its most important period for the culture and the town planning: the Renaissance. The exhibition proposes to illustrate, in theme-based sections, the origin of what is still known today as the "miracle" of the Renaissance in Florence, doing so principally through masterpieces of sculpture, the branch of figurative art in which that new season first saw the light of day. The first section starts with masterpieces of Nicola and Giovanni Pisano, Arnolfo, Giotto, Tino di Camaino and their successors; all of them are the perfect expression of the renaissance of 13th and 14th Centuries. Lorenzo Ghiberti and its two panels "The Sacrifice of Isaacs" and Filippo Brunelleschi with its model of Brunelleschi's Dome of Florence Cathedral represent the fundamental starting point of the Early Renaissance. During the first years of 15th century, Florence with its Republic's political achievements, its economic power and its social harmony, was the heir of the Ancient Roman Republic and a model for other Italian city-states. The exhibition continues with the monumental public sculpture: Donatello, Lorenzo Ghiberti, and Nanni di Banco and their masterpieces for Florence. The sculpture of Renaissance had a big influence on the Florentine painting and his artists: Masaccio, Paolo Uccello, Andrea del Castagno, Filippo Lippi, Piero della Francesca. The “rational space” and the Brunelleschi's discovery of perspective were implemented in their most advanced forms precisely in the art of sculpture, especially in Donatello's bas-reliefs: the predella of the St George, from the Bargello museum, and the Herod’s Banquet coming from Lille. Some other masterpieces are exposed in the Florentine exhibition: the Madonna Pazzi of Donatello from Bode Museum in Berlino, the Madonna of Donatello in polychrome terracotta from the Musée of Louvre, the Madonna Chiellini of Donatello from Victoria and Albert museum in London, the Madonna Kress of Lorenzo Ghiberti from National Gallery in Washington. Certainly the main masterpieces of the exhibition are the wooden models of Brunelleschi’s dome and Palazzo Strozzi, the most illustrious private residence of the Renaissance.
The exhibition has been organized and promoted by Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi and Musée du Louvre, where the the exhibition will be hosted from September 26th 2013 until January 4th 2013, and from Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali, Soprintendenza PSAE e per il Polo Museale della città di Firenze, il Museo Nazionale del Bargello in co-operation with Comune di Firenze, Provincia di Firenze, Camera di Commercio di Firenze, l’Associazione Partners Palazzo Strozzi e la Regione Toscana with the contribution of Ente Cassa di Risparmio di Firenze.
Palazzo Strozzi (www.palazzostrozzi.org)
Piazza Strozzi 50123 Florence
Daily from 9.00 A.M. to 8.00 P.M.
Thursday from 9.00 A.M. to 11.00 P.M.
The access to the exhibition is possible until one hour before closing time.
Full € 12.50
Reduced € 8.50, 8.00
Schools € 4.00
The tickets are bookable also online, through the website TicketOne.it or also by
Sigma CSC (from Monday to Friday)
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