Renaissance painters in Florence and Scandicci
Scandicci (near Florence)
21st November 2010 - 1st May 2011
Curator: Annamaria Bernacchioni
Exhibition held under the auspices of the Città degli Uffizi project and the
initiative Piccoli Grandi Musei.
Scandicci is by no means an arbitrary venue; on the contrary it has been chosen specially to house the exhibition on the Ghirlandaio family in an area to which these artists were always tied.
Among the works of art showcased in the exhibition at the Castello dell’Acciaiolo is a beautiful panel painting by Domenico Ghirlandaio, along with other masterpieces by his pupils. Here visitors will be able to admire true gems from the store rooms of the Uffizi Gallery that are otherwise difficult to see. They enrich the choice of works of art on display and help us retrace the lesson that Domenico Ghirlandaio handed down to the artist members of his family as well as to other illustrious masters of the time, following the tradition of the Renaissance workshops.
|Domenico Ghirlandaio, Madonna and Child with Sts Sebastian and Julian|
Sant'Andrea a Brozzi, San Donnino
|Domenico Ghirlandaio, Adoration of the Magi|
Spedale degli Innocenti, Florence
Ghirlandaio Family tour itinerary:
View Ghirlandaio Itinerary in a larger map
Every Sunday full-day tours by coach which include a guided visit to the exhibition at the Castello dell’Acciaiolo and a tour of the locations in the above itenarary. Meeting point in the Piazza Adua (Florence) at 9:30 a.m. Return time, around 6:00 p.m. Packed lunch recommended.
|Ridolfo Ghirlandaio and Michele Tosini, Mystic Marriage of St Catherine|
Montalve Collection, Universita degli Studi, Florence
Exhibition official website (in Italian)
Familia et civitas: The Ghirlandaios and Scandicci - essay by the Curator of the exhibition Annamaria Bernacchioni (in Italian)
Review of the exhibition on Italian Network (in Italian)
|David Ghirlandaio, Crucifixion with the Virgin, St John the|
Evangelist and Sts Egidius and Bernard
Cenacolo di San Salvi, Florence