If you have decided to take a trip to Tuscany, it is very likely that you will visit the Uffizi Gallery. Since this is a very large place that cannot always be visited in its entirety, we have selected some works for you that you should not miss.
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I recommend, however, the visit to the Uffizi is demanding (due to a large number of people there), so take the time to admire the selected works.
The Primavera by Botticelli
The work is from 1482 and represents a scene from mythology. You can admire numerous characters perfectly inserted in a naturalistic context and great attention to details.
Over time, different interpretations have been proposed about the message of the work but, to date, the aura of mystery persists that pushed Sandro Botticelli to choose those mythological characters rather than others.
What made the work famous is the very good use of colour and the humanistic context (which prevails as an interpretative key).
The birth of Venus by Botticelli
Still continuing with Botticelli, we can admire the Birth of Venus. If we do not exaggerate, perhaps this is the best work of the painter, but it is certainly a symbol of Florentine Renaissance painting.
The work is clearly linked to the Primavera and stages characters that can be interpreted both in an allegorical key and in a mythological key. Clearly inspired by the Ovidian Metamorphoses, the scene presents the birth of the goddess of love, suspended on a shell in the sea that, with her enigmatic look, is served by a maid and caressed by winds that make her fly around rose petals.
The Tondo Doni by Michelangelo
The work of one of the greatest Florentine artists dates back to 1504. It is also one of the first examples of Mannerism and was commissioned by a family of bankers and indeed it shows the Holy Family.
The Madonna del Cardellini or Madonna of the Goldfinch by Raphael. The Madonna del Cardellino is one of the main works of the Raphael, but it is also one of the most innovative depictions of the Virgin. In fact, Mary is represented in an intimate moment: She is intent on following Jesus and John the Baptist while playing with a goldfinch.
The theme of the work was much discussed during the 1400s and even Leonardo da Vinci was not excluded. In his version, however, we see a change in the narrative scheme and an innovative scene with respect to tradition. In fact, the painter concentrates the scene on the Child and on his divine nature.
The Battle of San Romano by Paolo Uccello
The Battle of San Romano is a work divided into three scenes depicting the historic battles of Florence. The parts that compose it do not reside in the same place but are divided between the Uffizi, the Louvre and the National Gallery of London.
The work exhibited in the Uffizi dates back to 1438 and shows the Rupture of Bernardino Della Ciarda and is a masterpiece as regards the domain of perspective and the painting technique.