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Biblioteca Medicea LaurenzianaBasilica San LorenzoCappella dei Principi
The Medici Chapels form part of amonumental complex developed overalmost two centuries in close connectionwith the adjoini...
The decision to build their mausoleum in this church dates back to the14th century (Giovanni di Bicci and his wife Piccard...
The Medici Chapels(Cappelle medicee) are twostructures at the Basilica ofSan Lorenzo, Florence, Italy,dating from the 16th...
Cappella dei PrincipiChapel of the PrincesThis Chapel is yet anothergrandiose and pompousmausoleum erected between1604 and...
Across fromSan Lorenzoand theCapelleentrance was abuilding withremnants of abeautifullydecoratedexteriorPiazza diMadonna d...
The octagonal Cappella deiPrincipi surmounted by atall dome, 59 m. high, thatis the distinguishing featureof San Lorenzo w...
The crypt is thepart where minormembers of thedynasty wereunceremoniouslylaid to rest. In the19th century it wastidied up ...
Cryptthe simple andsuggestive Tombof Cosimo theElder (byVerrocchio),inserted into thecentral pillar, andthe Tomb ofDonatel...
In San LorenzoBasilica head overto the altar andyou will see aroped off squareon the marble floor– this is the signfor the...
The vast Cryptleads to theChapel of thePrinces, whichhouses thegrandiose funerarymonuments of theMedici GrandDukes of Tusc...
The mausoleumconsists of a hugeoctagonal structure witha diameter of 28metres, clad in preciousdark marbles and pietradura...
The sixmonumentalsarcophagilining the wallsbelong to thegrand dukesFerdinando II,Cosimo II,Ferdinando I,Cosimo I,Francis I...
The rich inlaid decoration was made by the grand ducal workshops, jointtogether to form the Opificio delle pietre Dure (Se...
The rich inlaid decoration was made by the grand ducal workshops, jointtogether to form the Opificio delle pietre Dure (Se...
Being one of the famous artistic workshops of the Italian Renaissance,the Opificio was established in 1588 at the behest o...
The technique, whichoriginated from Byzantineinlay work, was perfectedby the Opificio mastersand the artworks theyproduced...
The Medici Chapels - Chapel of the Princes
The Chapels continued to undergoadditions and embellishments: thedecoration of the dome by PietroBenvenuti with old and ne...
Pietro Benvenuti (1769 –1844)
A corridor joins theChapel of thePrinces to the NewSacristy, so-calledto distinguish itfrom the oldSacristy (byBrunelleschi)
Sound: Giuseppe Tartini -Violin concerto in D minor 2 graveText: InternetPictures: InternetDaniela IacobCopyright: All the...
Firenze Museum of the Medici Chapels1
Firenze Museum of the Medici Chapels1
Firenze Museum of the Medici Chapels1
Firenze Museum of the Medici Chapels1
Firenze Museum of the Medici Chapels1
Firenze Museum of the Medici Chapels1
Firenze Museum of the Medici Chapels1
Firenze Museum of the Medici Chapels1
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Behind the church of San Lorenzo, the Medici Chapels Museum consists of the Medici Crypt, the Chapel of the Princes and Michelangelo's New Sacristy.
Along with the sculptural and architectural decorations, the museum displays the Treasure of the San Lorenzo Basilica: reliquaries and liturgical objects, great examples of Renaissance and Baroque goldsmith's art.

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  • Maravilloso trabajo Michaela, excepcional. No puedes imaginar lo que estoy disfrutando me siento en Florencia. Esta Capilla de los Principes tampoco la conocía y me parece preciosa y muy lujosa, los principes Medici quisieron dejar constancia de su poder. Mi enhorabuena. Gracias, Pilar
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  1. 1. http://www.authorstream.com/Presentation/sandamichaela-1828863-firenze-san-lorenzo2/
  2. 2. Biblioteca Medicea LaurenzianaBasilica San LorenzoCappella dei Principi
  3. 3. The Medici Chapels form part of amonumental complex developed overalmost two centuries in close connectionwith the adjoining church of S. Lorenzo,considered the "official" church of theMedici
  4. 4. The decision to build their mausoleum in this church dates back to the14th century (Giovanni di Bicci and his wife Piccarda were for instanceburied in the Old Sacristy, built on a project of Brunelleschi). The projectof building a proper family mausoleum was conceived in 1520, `whenMichelangelo started working at the New Sacristy upon request otCardinal Giulio de` Medici, the future Pope Clemens VII
  5. 5. The Medici Chapels(Cappelle medicee) are twostructures at the Basilica ofSan Lorenzo, Florence, Italy,dating from the 16th and17th centuries, and built asextensions to Brunelleschis15th-century church, with thepurpose of celebrating theMedici family, patrons of thechurch and Grand Dukes ofTuscany. The SagrestiaNuova, ("New Sacristy"), wasdesigned by Michelangelo.The larger Cappella deiPrincipi, ("Chapel of thePrinces"), though proposedin the 16th century, was notbegun until the early 17thcentury, its design being acollaboration between thefamily and architects.
  6. 6. Cappella dei PrincipiChapel of the PrincesThis Chapel is yet anothergrandiose and pompousmausoleum erected between1604 and 1640 by thearchitect Matteo Nigetti tothe designs of Giovanni de`Medici, the natural son ofCosimo I, who practisedarchitecture in a semi-professional manner. TheMausoleum was conceivedto celebrate, with its largedome and lavish interiordecorated with marbles, thepower of the Medici dynasty,which had safely been rulingFlorence for severalcenturies.The dome of the Cappelladei Principi dominates theSan Lorenzo architecturalcomplex.
  7. 7. Across fromSan Lorenzoand theCapelleentrance was abuilding withremnants of abeautifullydecoratedexteriorPiazza diMadonna degliAldobrandini
  8. 8. The octagonal Cappella deiPrincipi surmounted by atall dome, 59 m. high, thatis the distinguishing featureof San Lorenzo when seenfrom a distance, standscentrally sited with respectto the nave, to which itprovides the equivalent ofan apsidal chapel.Its entrance is from theexterior, in Piazza Madonnadegli Aldobrandini, andthrough the low vaultedcrypt planned by BernardoBuontalenti before plans forthe chapel above weremade.
  9. 9. The crypt is thepart where minormembers of thedynasty wereunceremoniouslylaid to rest. In the19th century it wastidied up and nowincludes numeroustomb slabs. Fromthe Crypt, stairslead up to theChapel of Princes,a grandmausoleum for theMedici granddukes.Along with the sculptural and architectural decorations, the museum displaysthe Treasure of the San Lorenzo Basilica: reliquaries and liturgical objects,great examples of Renaissance and Baroque goldsmiths art.
  10. 10. Cryptthe simple andsuggestive Tombof Cosimo theElder (byVerrocchio),inserted into thecentral pillar, andthe Tomb ofDonatello, whoseplaque was placedthere during a laterperiod (18thcentury)Founder of one ofthe main lines ofthe Medici family,Cosimo was apatron ofscholarship andthe arts, includingsuch figures asDonatello andFilippoBrunelleschi
  11. 11. In San LorenzoBasilica head overto the altar andyou will see aroped off squareon the marble floor– this is the signfor the tomb ofCosimo d’Medici.He was named“Father of the City”and this wasinscribed on histomb.Symbolically,Cosimo is therebefore the altarhelping bring thepeoples’ prayers toGod (as theprayers come fromthe nave up to thealtar, they crossover Cosimo’stomb)
  12. 12. The vast Cryptleads to theChapel of thePrinces, whichhouses thegrandiose funerarymonuments of theMedici GrandDukes of Tuscany.It is an octagonalhall, wholly coveredwith semi-preciousstones and raremarbles inlays,topped by a widefrescoed dome.Works started in1604 by thearchitect MatteoNigetti and wenton for over twocenturies.
  13. 13. The mausoleumconsists of a hugeoctagonal structure witha diameter of 28metres, clad in preciousdark marbles and pietradura, inspiring wonderand admiration from thetime of its constructiononwards. The pietradura, mother-of-pearl,lapis lazuli, and coralinlays at the basereproduce the coats ofarms of sixteen Tuscantowns.
  14. 14. The sixmonumentalsarcophagilining the wallsbelong to thegrand dukesFerdinando II,Cosimo II,Ferdinando I,Cosimo I,Francis I andCosimo III. Thesecond andthirdsarcophagi aresurmounted bycolossal gildedbronze statuesmade by Pietroand FerdinandoTacca between1626 and 1642.
  15. 15. The rich inlaid decoration was made by the grand ducal workshops, jointtogether to form the Opificio delle pietre Dure (Semi-precious StonesWorkshop).
  16. 16. The rich inlaid decoration was made by the grand ducal workshops, jointtogether to form the Opificio delle pietre Dure (Semi-precious StonesWorkshop).
  17. 17. Being one of the famous artistic workshops of the Italian Renaissance,the Opificio was established in 1588 at the behest of Ferdinando I deMedici to provide the elaborate, inlaid precious and semi-preciousstoneworks
  18. 18. The technique, whichoriginated from Byzantineinlay work, was perfectedby the Opificio mastersand the artworks theyproduced became knownas "opere di CommessiMediceo" (commesso isthe old name of thetechnique, similar toancient mosaics) andlater as "Commesso inPietre Dure" (semi-precious stones mosaic).
  19. 19. The Medici Chapels - Chapel of the Princes
  20. 20. The Chapels continued to undergoadditions and embellishments: thedecoration of the dome by PietroBenvenuti with old and new testamentthemes dates to 1836.
  21. 21. Pietro Benvenuti (1769 –1844)
  22. 22. A corridor joins theChapel of thePrinces to the NewSacristy, so-calledto distinguish itfrom the oldSacristy (byBrunelleschi)
  23. 23. Sound: Giuseppe Tartini -Violin concerto in D minor 2 graveText: InternetPictures: InternetDaniela IacobCopyright: All the images belong to their authorsPresentation: Sanda Foi oreanuşwww.slideshare.net/michaelasanda

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