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Wed, March 30, 2022

17:30 – 19:00

Palazzo Strozzi
Piazza Strozzi
5012 Florence, Italia

Visit the new exhibition in the Renaissance rooms of Palazzo Strozzi with collection manager Francesca Baldry to learn more about the crucial role of the sculptor who lived a century before Michelangelo and could truly be hailed as “The Master of Masters”: Donatello.

 What makes Donatello so unique? According to Francesco Caglioti, the curator of the exhibition, “Donatello is unique in his way of interpreting the ancient world, subverting the relationship between an artwork and the public, and playing with the representation of time. He foreshadows solutions that were only fully understood in the sixteenth and nineteenth centuries, and only implemented in the twentieth century”.

Our visit will focus on the innovative techniques of the artist and the media he realized his works in,  the role of patronage (he worked for the Medici family for many years), and the impact of his work on future generations.

Related event:

Tuesday,  April 5, from 12 – 1:30 pm – Villa La PIetra

Villa La Pietra preserves four sculpture reliefs attributed to Donatello’s Workshop. Following the visit at Palazzo Strozzi, students will  be invited to tour the Acton collection to examine  these four wonderful Quattrocento sculptures and will discuss  analogies and differences.

As part of the Museum Meetings – Spring 2022 program