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March 9, 2015

Sweet triumphs and fine folds in Florence

From March 9 to the Sala Bianca of the Palatine Gallery Pitti Palace

The idea of ​​the exhibition - in fact proposed Expo 2015 - begins at the banquet held in Palazzo Vecchio on the evening of October 5, 1600 for the wedding in Florence Maria de 'Medici and Henry IV of France.

Of this historic event - also crucial for the outcome of music and modern drama - we know thanks to precise description that called Michelangelo Buonarroti the Younger.

We are known all trim designed by Bernardo Buontalenti for the table and directed to those guests and Jacopo Ligozzi about moving of lily of France, made to present about two thousand pieces of treasure Medici.

The archival documents relating to the ceremony also highlighted the pivotal role it had sculptures made for the occasion in sugar, 'foods decorative' conceived as true works of art, both that of virtuosic folds of napkins, equally proposals the wonder of the participants.


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