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  1. Apr 2, 2024 · The Academy of Fine Arts in Florence, commonly known as Accademia, ranks as Italy's second-most popular museum, magnetizing art aficionados and history lovers worldwide. Founded in the late 18th century, Accademia endures as an educational mecca, attracting art students from across the globe.

  2. Apr 4, 2024 · From wacky medieval paintings to Renaissance masterpieces, priceless musical instruments and, of course, some truly extraordinary artworks by Michelangelo, here is what you need to see when visiting the Accademia Gallery in Florence.

  3. Mar 25, 2024 · Marino Marini was an Italian artist who was instrumental in the revival of the art of portrait sculpture in Italy during the first half of the 20th century. Marini studied painting and sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence.

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  4. Mar 26, 2024 · Perseus (Benevenuto Cellini) In the centre of the Loggia dei Lanzi is Cellini’s dramatic statue of the Greek demi-god Perseus, decapitating the snake-headed Medusa. Sculpted from bronze between 1545 and 1554, the sculpture stands on a square base that depicts the story of Perseus and Andromeda.

  5. Mar 25, 2024 · Medusa, Caravaggio (1597) The last of these famous paintings in Florence’s Uffizi Galleries takes us beyond the Renaissance. Caravaggio (1571 – 1610) is known as much for his short and tempestuous life as for his works of art. His popular – and controversial – paintings were characterised by their dramatic lighting.

  6. Mar 25, 2024 · All the must-see events. All the must-see art events in Florence: ANSELM KIEFER AT PALAZZO STROZZI (fino al 21 luglio) Palazzo Strozzi is ready to host a major exhibition conceived and realized in collaboration with one of the most important artists of the 20th and 21st centuries, Anselm Kiefer. The exhibition allows visitors to engage directly ...

  7. Mar 28, 2024 · Façade of the Duomo in 2021, Florence, Italy. Photo by the author. After the elaborate exterior, the interior of the Duomo is an unexpectedly vast space that is almost minimally disrupted by statuary, frescos, and paintings. The abundant intricacy of the façade sharply contrasts with the austere sobriety of the interior.

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