Text of Chapter 17 Part 1: Florence and the Medici. Duomo (cathedral), baptistery Ponte Vecchio over the...
Chapter 17 Part 1: Florence and the Medici
Duomo (cathedral), baptistery Ponte Vecchio over the Arno
Piazza della Signoria Loggia dei Lanzi Galleria degli Uffici David by Michelangelo
Piazza della Signoria in the 18 th century: -Palazzo Vecchio -Galleria degli Uffici -Loggia dei Lanzi
Cosimo (1389-1464) Piero (1416-1469) Lorenzo (1449-1492)
Bankers of the Papacy with offices in Rome, Venice, Avignon, Lyon, Geneva, Cologne, Bruges, London Patrons of the arts. De facto rulers of the Republic of Florence through their influence. Lorenzo the Magnificent
Palazzo Medici-Riccardi by Michelozzo di Bartolomeo. 1444.
Chapel and patio of the Medici Palace (1944)
Adoration of the Magi by Sandro Botticelli, 1470. -Meaning for the donors?
The Medici embody the wisdom of the Magi and their kingship. They belong to the Confraternity of the Magi and participate in the procession every January 6 th.
Brunelleschi San Lorenzo Michelangelo Laurentian Library
Donatellos David Botticellis Birth of Venus, Primavera
Lorenzo the Magnificent: Laurentian Library: Contains one of the most important collections of manuscripts and papyri in the world. How many? Papyri: 2,500 Manuscripts: 11,000 How important? Plato, Vergil, Aeschylus, Sophocles, Tacitus, Pliny