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Entering the private chapel of Eleanora of Toledo, Duchess of Florence is like stepping into a jeweled box.
While its meaning is still mysterious, this painting reflects the complexity of the Florentine cultural scene at the time of Lorenzo the Magnificent. Explore this masterpiece further with Eike Schmidt, Director of The Uffizi in Florence, Italy.
Verrocchio's David, sculpted only a couple decades after Donatello's version, is more real than idealized
The intimate Magi Chapel still dazzles its visitors with its vividly painted frescoes and gold leaf that show the three Magi and members of the Medici family—and more
The Ponte Vecchio is one of few surviving medieval urbanized bridges in all of Europe.
His nudity references classical antiquity, but David embodies the ideals and concerns of 15th-century Florence.
The life-sized figures of Mary and Gabriel occupy an open porch—a space not unlike the cloisters of San Marco.
Brunelleschi’s panel may be scarier, but Ghiberti’s is more emotionally complex. In both, an angel saves the day.
Michelangelo left many sculptures unfinished, but perhaps none are more beautiful than the slaves.
In the five centuries since they were installed, Andrea della Robbia's sculptures of children have become a widely recognized symbol of the Innocenti hospital and of childhood itself
Virtue, pride, and magnificence intertwine at the Florentine palazzo that belonged to the Medici family
A rare altar frontal made for Santa Maria Novella in Florence that still survives after 700 years