Two particolar details

Two particolar details in "the arrival of Leo X in Florence"
 

Giovanni de' Medici, Lorenzo il Magnifico's son, was elected Pope in 1513. Only two years later he officially entered in Piazza Signoria acclaimed by Florentine population: the Pope caught the opportunity to celebrate his family who came back at the power of the city after the Republican period.
In less than a month the main artists of Florence sculpted new statues and the city was completely decorated to feast his arrival.

Giorgio Vasari and Giovanni Stradano painted the "Arrival of the Pope In Florence" between 1555-1562. It is now preserved inside
Palazzo Vecchio, in a room entitled to Leo X that completely tells us about his life.
Don't you notice something is missing in the painting? I am speaking about the Uffizi, the first museum to be opened to the public in  1581!! They still didn't exist in 1555; In fact the duke Cosimo I commissioned the edification only in 1560.
Have a look now at the "Loggia dei Priori" in the background: the statue on the right is Donatello's "Judith and Holofernes" before its movement on the left of the actual main entrance of the palace. At his place today is the "Rape of the Sabine" by Giambologna commissioned only in 1583 by Francesco I.  Palazzo Vecchio hides many treasures, come with us to discover them!



 
Altri articoli
Michelangelo and the secret room.
Michelangelo and the secret room.

The artist drew even his self-portrait depicting the attitude of an imprisoned man.

The terrestrial and celestial Gods
The terrestrial and celestial Gods

The wonderful decorations on the ceilings were commissioned by Cosimo I to Giorgio Vasari

Santa Reparata and its precious remains
Santa Reparata and its precious remains

Santa reparata was destroyed only at the end of the XIV century when works for the edification of the new one were going on.

The traditional florentine football game
The traditional florentine football game

At the end of the match the Florentine population answers "Viva Fiorenza" to the exhortation of the captain of the district who says; "Shout with me, Florence hurrah!".