Friday, January 8, 2016


Room VI - Florentines and other Tuscans. Refined minds and talents in the workshops

Vault: “Cherub on amphora riding waves” by Urbano Romanelli (about 1645/82)
In the upper part there is a scroll “et ultra”, the motto of Cardinal Francesco Barberini
“Madonna Adoring the Child with an Angel” late 1400s by Gherardo di Giovanni di Miniato (about 1445/97)
“Gherardo di Giovanni, who worked at the Medici court, was a painter, illustrator and musician. His interest in the paintings of Leonardo da Vinci, a friend of his, is reflected in the atmospheric effects of landscape and in the figure of the angel of the Madonna adoring the child. To a Nordic influence is owed a taste for details, like the Gothic church symbolically placed at the perspectival center of the composition” (Official website of the Barberini Gallery -
“Crucifixion” early 1500s by Girolamo di Benvenuto (about 1470/1524) from Siena
“Madonna and Child with Sts. Peter and Paul” by Vincenzo di Antonio Frediani (active 1481/1505) from Lucca

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