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Saturday, April 25, 2015

Sunday in Florence - Arts and Archives 2015

Last Supper by Domenico Ghirlandaio (1480)

Sunday morning we visited the Museo San Marco which opened to the public in 1869 and houses the largest collection of sacred art in Florence.
The Dominican convent was established on the 13th century and enlarged in 1437 by the architect Michelozzo. The building hosted personalities such as Sant' Antonino Pierozzi, Bishop of Florence, Fra Angelico (about 1400-1450), and later the famous Girolamo Savonarola. Apart from Angelico's paintings, the museum also has a beautiful Last Supper frescoed by Ghirlandaio at the end of the fifteenth century, and in its library a fine series of illuminated manuscripts.
At the close by Piazza della Santissima Annunziata we met Laura Lotti a local botanical artist who displayed very well rendered illustrations at the market.

Some of us then shortly visited the Museo Zoolocigo “La Specola” next to the Pitti Palace and saw the GalileoTribune.
See our Sunday in Florence in pictures by clicking here.
Acanthus mollis by Laura Lotti

1 comment:

i.r. g. said...

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