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Uffizi Galleries

  1. 1. The Uffizi Galleries By Michelle Pava Nicastro Honors P.2
  2. 2. The Construction of The Uffizi Galleries <ul><li>The building of the palace beagan in 1560 by Giorgio Vasari for Cosmo I’ De Meci as offices for the Florentine magistrates . That’s how it got the name Uffizi “offices” . Alfonso parigi and Bernado Buontalenti continiued Vasari’s design and ended in 1581 </li></ul><ul><li>They constructed a courtile ( inner courtyard ) so long and narrow that opens to the Arno River through a Doric screen thata articulates space without blocking it . Archytectual historians treat is as the first streetscape in Europe . </li></ul><ul><li>Vasari’s objective when designing the building was to emphazise the perspective leghnth by mathching tiles of continous roof cornices and unbroken cornices in between stories . </li></ul>
  3. 3. Cosimo I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany <ul><li>Cosimo came to power at 17, when Duke Alessandro de' Medici was assassinated in 1537, as Alessandro's only male issue </li></ul><ul><li>Among his many accomplishments was the creation of the Uffizi , originally intended to house the government, now one of the world's great art galleries </li></ul><ul><li>He also finished the Pitti Palace as a home for the Medici and created the magnificent Boboli Gardens behind the Pitti. He was a great patron of the arts . </li></ul>
  4. 4. What was inside the Uffizi Galleries ? <ul><li>The Uffizzi Galeries consist of 45 different rooms with different art pieces that vary from sculptures to paintings on canvas </li></ul><ul><li>Inside the Uffizi Galleries , the palazzo deligi Uffizi brought together under one roof the administrative offices , the Tribunal and the state archive . They then started planning the project of arraging prome works of art in the Medici collections </li></ul><ul><li>The ninches in the piers were filled with sculptures of famous artist of the 19th century for example Leonardo da’vinci and Micahel Angelo . </li></ul>
  5. 5. What was inside the Uffizi Galleries <ul><li>The most popular rooms in the Uffizi Galleries were room numbers 4 , 7 & 25 . </li></ul><ul><li>Room #4 consited of the Flourintine Painting of the 14 th Century by artist ; Bernardo Daddi , Andrea di Cione called Orcagna and Jacopo di Cione , Giovanni da Milano , Jacopo del Casentino </li></ul><ul><li>Room #7 had International artist such as Agnolo Gaddi & Gentile da Fabriano </li></ul><ul><li>The most famouse room was #25 that held most of Michael Angelos famouse works . </li></ul>
  6. 6. Micahel Angelo in the Uffizi Gallery <ul><li>In the Uffizi Galleries Michael Angelo keeps his most prized artwork in room mumber 25 . </li></ul><ul><li>His most famous sculpture “David” layed in the Palazzo della Signoria, outside Florence’s town hall, the Palazzo Vecchio but was soon re-located to the Uffizi Galleries . </li></ul><ul><li>Michelangelo painted the Holy Family and St John, also known as the Doni Tondo or the Holy Family of the Tribune: it was commissioned for the marriage of the merchant Angelo Doni and Maddalena Strozzi and since the 17th Century hung in the room known as the Tribune in the Uffizi Gallery. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Leonardo Da’Vinci <ul><li>Leonardo’s, Annunciation, was produced around the same time that he contributed to Verrocchio’s, Baptism of Christ, also housed in the Uffizi </li></ul><ul><li>This includes, his Annunciation, from around 1472, executed while still in the workshop of Andrea del Verrocchio (1435 – 1488). The other is an early independent work, Adoration of the Magi, which he left unfinished for the Monks of San Donato at Scopeto in 1481 </li></ul><ul><li>As we all know Leonardo’s work was somewhat mysterious and hard to figuer , this knowledge comes from Professor Maurizio Seracini’s intensive research commissioned by the Uffizi Gallery. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Giovanni Bellini <ul><li>The Bellini family of painters was one of the most influential names in the Italian Renaissance. Jacopo Bellini (1396 – 1470), Giovanni’s father, was a leading painter at the start of the Renaissance. </li></ul><ul><li>Giovanni Bellini first began painting in Oil when the Sicilian painter Antonello da Messina (1430 – 1479), came to see the work of Bellini. </li></ul><ul><li>After his work in Doge’s Palace, Bellini went on to paint works that would define a stylistic transition into the High Renaissance. This included his Barbarigo Altarpiece, known as Madonna with Doge Agostino </li></ul>
  9. 9. What is it now ? <ul><li>The Uffuzi Gallery is now a popular in tourist spot in Flourence. Over 1.5 million people visit a year mostly to see Michael Angelos “ David” . </li></ul><ul><li>This museum is said to be one of the finest museums in the world , with some of the most popular artist masterpieces . </li></ul><ul><li>“ If you stop in Flourence then you have to stop by the Uffizi Galleries , it is a must . “ said tourist Kimberly Evans . </li></ul>
  10. 10. Work Citerd <ul><li>Flourence and Tuscany Tours . 4 Dec.2009 < http:// www.florenceandtuscanytours.com/index.php?lang_ID =2&gclid=CKGQgNOwu54CFRESawod0D-klg </li></ul><ul><li>Google Images . 2 Dec.2009 <http://img.opentravel.com/TravelGuide/uffizi-gallery-galleria-degli-uffizi-florence-italy-100_4.jpg> </li></ul><ul><li>Room 25 Michael Angelo. 7 Dec.2009 < http://www.virtualuffizi.com/uffizi1/cercals.asp?Sala=25%20-%20Michelangelo%20and%20Florentine%20Painters > </li></ul><ul><li>The Uffizi Galleries , Florence . 2 Dec.2009 < http:// www.tickitaly.com/galleries/uffizi.php > </li></ul><ul><li>Uffizi . 2 Dec.2009 < http:// en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uffizi > </li></ul>