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Uffizi

(o͞of-fē`tsē), palace in Florence, Italy, built in the 16th cent. by Giorgio VasariVasari, Giorgio
, 1511–74, Italian architect, writer, and painter. He is best known for his entertaining biographies of artists, Vite de' più eccellenti architetti, pittori e scultori italiani (1550, rev. ed. 1568).
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 for Cosimo I de' MediciMedici, Cosimo I de',
1519–74, duke of Florence (1537–69), grand duke of Tuscany (1569–74); son of Giovanni de' Medici (Giovanni delle Bande Nere). In 1537, Lorenzino de' Medici murdered Cosimo's predecessor, Alessandro de' Medici, and fled from Florence,
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 as public offices. It houses the state archives of Tuscany and the Uffizi Gallery, one of the world's richest art collections. Besides the Florentine, all the Italian as well as the Dutch and Flemish schools are well represented, with works by Botticelli, Raphael, Leonardo, Michelangelo, Titian, and Rubens, to name only a few. It also houses the world-famous statue of the Venus of the Medici (Greek, 3d cent. B.C.), with other Greek, Roman, and Renaissance sculpture. The Uffizi contains a fine collection of artists' self-portraits. In 1993 a car bomb (alleged to have been set by the Sicilian Mafia) damaged or destroyed portions of the palace, destroying three paintings and damaging more than 30 other works of art. In 1998 a renovated Uffizi reopened with damaged artworks and galleries restored. It now includes a new wing, bookshop, cafe, multimedia information center, and other features.
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In 1981, he was one of 11 American artists invited to contribute a painting to the celebration of the 400th anniversary of the famed gallery of self-portraits at the Galleria degli Uffizi in Florence, Italy.
In Raffaello e il ritratto di papa Leone: Per il restaum del "Leone X con due cardinali" nella Galleria degli Uffizi, 67-88.
In Raffaello e il ritratto di papa Leone: Per il restauro del "Leone X con due cardinali" nella Galleria degli Uffizi, 89-133.
In Raffaello e il Ritratto di Papa Leone: Per il restauro del 'Leone con due cardinali' nella Galleria degli Uffizi, 51-66.
One of her self-portraits (#1824) is included in the collection of artists' self-portraits in the Galleria degli Uffizi, Corridoio Vasariano.
Il fasto e la ragione: Arte del Settecento a Firenze', Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence, 30 May-30 September (+39 055 2654321).
In 1899, Heinrich WOlfflin and Franz Wickhoff commented on the tantalisingly close similarities of design between the Louvre drapery study and the arrangement of the Virgin's mantle in Domenico Ghirlandaio's high altarpiece for the church of S Giusto alle Mura, now in the Galleria degli Uffizi (Fig.
The infrared reflectography examination of Ghirlandaio's two altarpieces in the Galleria degli Uffizi was undertaken at the request of Everett Fahy and Alessandro Cecchi, to whom I am also especially grateful for instructive discussions.