14 New Rooms on 16th-Century Italian Painting Open at the Uffizi

Jun 11, 2019 291

BY: Silvia Donati

Fourteen completely renovated rooms have opened on the first floor of the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, forming a new large section of paintings dedicated to the 16th century, the golden century of Italian painting, featuring Venetian and Florentine masterpieces from the Medici collection. The new arrangement comprises 105 works of art, a part of which have been in storage for a long time, and occupies a surface area of 1,100 square meters.

Among the works on display are Titian's masterpiece Venus of Urbino, flanked on the right by Flora, also by Titian, and Fornarina by Sebastiano del Piombo on the left. The three female figures can now be admired in a specially dedicated room. Works by Lorenzo Lotto, Tintoretto, Veronese, many of which not on display until now, are now visible in nearby rooms, completing the collection of Venetian paintings of the Uffizi.

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SOURCE: https://www.italymagazine.com

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