Friday, 21 October 2016

Palatial Digs At The Palazzo Pitti In Florence

When the Medici family moves in for generations, it's going to hoard a few treasures and do the rooms up fine. Luca Pitti had the place built in 1458. About 100 years later, the palazzo went to the Medici family. Today, it's the largest museum complex in Florence. Time to check out some fancy stuff.

The main art museum also includes a wing of period rooms.

Details, rich (and illusional) details.

Re-contextualizing the art work.

Bedroom, a study in gilded yellow.

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

A Walk Around Florence

Between the big stuff in Florence, you gotta take time to see small details.

Carousel portrait.

It's all about the finishes in Florence. Re-doing a square. Mighty marble at the Medici tomb. Acid taking before entry is optional.

Proud football history at a market.

Artwork breaking out in the streets and in a shoe store. The original Leonardo da Vinci on the right is in the nearby Uffizi gallery. Or is it?

Right, that guy.