A stroll through the almost empty galleries in late June 2020 afforded me a slow and enjoyable experience with some fabulous artworks in Florence. Here’s what else (along with Michelangelo and Leonardo) caught my eye.
Looking center. I want this space to be my permanent home:
I’m a fan of Ghirlandaio:
I cut my teeth as an art historian in the study of classical art, as seen through Neo-Classical eyes, like Canova and Thorvaldsen. I’m always a sucker for these appealing classical sculptures:
Hey, is that a Bronzino I see way up there? I think it’s a copy of the real thing, which is hanging in a gallery.
Oh, Giotto. I’ve missed you so.
And Rosso Fiorentino, how lovely you are still:
Pontormo had his own distinct ideas about how (everything) the Expulsion from the Garden of Eden must have appeared:
Still more to come.