Florence Art

Florence has long been a home for art, the Medici family were patrons to many artists and the legacy remains. During my visit to the Uffizi gallery I took many pictures of the art, which I have reduced to a few which I particularly liked, whether famous or not.

Sculpture, specially reductive sculpture complete escapes my skills, so I was particularly impressed by these pieces where different stone has been used to differentiate between person and clothing.

Realism and detail on these also caught my eye.

The Uffizi itself is an amazing building by the river, beautifully decorated as well as home to so many beautiful objects.

The curators have made some of the most famous pieces very accessible, the Birth of Venus by Botticelli is only one of many works accompanied by a relief so that visually impaired people (or anyone else) can feel the image.

Throughout our visit to Italy saw many, many renditions of this subject matter. To the point I was thinking it could form the centre of a history of art study on styles and media through the ages.

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