Plasmato dal fuoco
Gallerie degli Uffizi, Palazzo Pitti, Tesoro dei Granduchi
18 September 2019 - 12 January 2020
Through a targeted selection of works, the exhibition and the related catalogue intend to offer a complete picture of the art of bronze sculpture in the Tuscan capital, especially at the time of the last Grand Dukes of the Medici family.
Starting from a selection of significant works by Giambologna, his school and the most important masters in metalworking of the early seventeenth century, the choice of masterpieces focuses on commissions born essentially by the direct impulse of the Florentine court or otherwise related to it.
Particular emphasis will be given to the figures of Giovan Battista Foggini and Massimiliano Soldani Benzi, protagonists of a profound renewal of Tuscan sculpture, which has become in all respects one of the most renowned European sculptural schools of the time.
The rebirth of bronze sculpture in Florence between the end of the seventeenth and the beginning of the eighteenth century will start here, and all Europe will look at this, thanks to the amazing creations of Florentine craftsmen such as Giuseppe Piamontini, Giovacchino Fortini, Antonio Montauti, Agostino Cornacchini, Lorenzo Merlini, Girolamo Tacciati, Giovan Camillo Cateni and Pietro Cipriani.
- Edited by:
- Eike D. Schmidt, Sandro Bellesi e Riccardo Gennaioli
- Edition (cm):
- 24 x 28
- 656 pagine a colori e b/n
- 550 foto a colori
- Gallerie degli Uffizi - Firenze Musei