Pitti Palace

Pitti Palace

 

an art museum in Florence housed in a beautiful Early Renaissance palace. The building, which has rusticated stone facing, is marked by ascetic simplicity and austere majesty of forms. Construction of the middle section was begun in 1440 (F. Brunelleschi [?]); the section was expanded in the 17th and 18th centuries. The court (1558–70) was added by the architect B. Ammanati. The baroque plafonds (1640–47) were designed by Pietro da Cortona. Adjoining the palace is the mannerist Boboli Garden (from 1550, architects B. Buontalenti and others). Much of the palace is occupied by the Palatine Gallery, whose basis consists of collections of the Medici family that were first put on public display in 1828 and became state property in 1911. The gallery contains mainly Italian works from the 15th to the 17th century, including those by Raphael (one of the world’s finest Raphael collections), A. del Sarto, Fra Bar-tolommeo, Titian, and S. Rosa. The museum also houses works by 17th-century Flemish masters, including P. P. Rubens and A. van Dyke. Also located in the palace are the Gallery of Modern Art and the Silver Museum.

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Galereia Pitti: Florentsiia. Moscow, 1971.
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That this chief inhabits a cavern to which the Pitti Palace is nothing.
The Pitti Palace was a grand ducal, royal, and imperial court, a living space, where there has never been an isolated art collection, but where the display of art has been determined by the life of the courts that were there, deeply intersecting with music and fashion.
This is home to the Pitti Palace and Boboli Gardens, but the surrounding area is not heaving with tourists.
Florence: The Paintings & Frescoes, 1250-1743 (Black Dog & Leventhal, $75, 708 pages, ISBN 9781631910012) is an art lover's dream come true--a collection of nearly 2,000 images that includes every painting and fresco on display in the Uffizi, the Galleria Palatina of the Pitti Palace, the Accademia and the Duomo, and works from 28 additional museums and churches.
The couple had a child, Cosimo I, from the marriage, who reigned as the first Grand Duke of Tuscany, creating the Uffizi and the magnificent Boboli Gardens as well as finishing the Pitti Palace, the report said.
Mila Shon, which started as an haute couture brand in 1958, achieved a world debut in 1965 at the Pitti Palace in Florence with its collection using double-faced fabric.
Florence from USD 799 (four-night stay at Executive Hotel or similar, and roundtrip air from NYC on Alitalia) -- Clients can experience BrunelleschiOs Duomo, the Ponte Vecchio, MichelangeloOs David at the Academia and the cityOs breathtaking view from Pitti Palace overlooking the famous Boboli Gardens.
The Apthorp, known for its three-story vaulted gateway and circular drive-in courtyard, was built by the Astor family and modeled after the Pitti Palace in Florence.
With the court installed there, a new axis of political power emerged, emanating from the Pitti Palace and running north along the Vasari corridor connecting it to the Uffizi, newly built to accommodate expanded governmental functions, and to the enlarged and redecorated Palazzo della Signoria (renamed Palazzo Ducale), where government offices were also located.
If you're not too exhausted to move, other points of interest include the Pitti Palace with its Boboli Gardens, Palazzo Vecchio, Museo Bardini, the Synagogue, Roman Amphitheatre and the Museo dell'Opera del Duomo.
If you're not too exhausted to move by this stage, other points of interest include the Pitti Palace with its scenic Boboli Gardens, Palazzo Vecchio, Museo Bardini, the Synagogue, Roman Amphitheatre, the Museo dell'Opera del Duomo and lots more.
The Pitti Palace is located in the ancient Italian city of Florence on a piazza amid a warren of small buildings, boutiques, cafes, and repair shops divided by the Arno River.