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October 21, 2016

Botticelli protagonist of the Uffizi

The opening of 9-15 rooms, dedicated to the early Renaissance

The renovation works carried out under the project New Uffizi see the opening of 9-15 rooms, dedicated to the early Renaissance, partly derived within the volumes that were once lost Medici Theatre, designed by Bernardo Buontalenti.

There are now exposed the paintings of Pollaiuolo, Hugo van der Goes, Domenico Ghirlandaio, along with a significant group of works by Botticelli, including the very famous Primavera and Birth of Venus.

The masterpieces are on display with a wide and spaced rhythm, which allows the visitor to observe them calmly and recollection, in the best conditions. The top natural lighting comes from deep splays practiced in the ceiling, arranged to coincide residual intact and trusses Buontalenti theater.
The project of the new Botticelli rooms responds to the first museological need to make it more comfortable to visit the Botticelli collection, well illustrated by the words of the Director of the needs of the Uffizi Galleries, Eike Schmidt: "The arrangement of the paintings of Botticelli in the new salt is studied because the flow of people in front of masterpieces. the visitor experience not only has improved immeasurably, but it also offers a critical reading of the works: each exposed directly related style, or history, or subject with those found in nearby. on the "new" walls not only the network of cultural and stylistic relationships between well-known criticism Flemish and Florentine is materially illustrated, but it also gives appropriate emphasis to the late works of Botticelli, while the "icons" most celebrated - Spring and the Birth of Venus - buy the right perspective in the halls, communicating visually "

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