The Modern Art Gallery of Pitti Palace
The Official Guide
The Modern Art Gallery, inaugurated in its current site in 1924, possess nearly 4000 works of sculpture and painting from the 19th and 20th Centuries. Its holdings include the collections of the Florentine grand dukes and City Council, as well as several private collections, noteworthy amongst artwork accumulated by Diego Martelli. Many works by Canova, Dupré, Fattori, Lega, Signorini, De Nittis and other important artists can be viewes in these splendid rooms restored by the Lorraine in the late 18th Century and which remained a royal-family residence up until 1922.
Carlo Sisi, renowned art historian, is the director of the Modern Art Gallery.
The volumes published in the Firenze Musei series are the official guides for the Florence museums: a completely new aide guaranteed to help the visitor. They have been conceived in cooperation between the publisher, the Fine Arts and Historic Works Service and the directors of the museums. Each guide provides a rich resource of colour illustrations and a host of useful details compiled by the best specialists in each sector. The Firenze Musei Guides, therefore, contain the most up-to-date and reliable information one could wish for when visiting the city's art collections.
- Edited by:
- M. L. Medri, G. Galletti
- Edition (cm):
- 12 × 19
- 32 b&w and 58 color illustrations