No doubt inspired by his trip to Venice in 1444, Andrea del Castagno probably painted the Last Supper in the refectory of the ... More
Cenacolo di Sant'Apollonia
No doubt inspired by his trip to Venice in 1444, Andrea del Castagno probably painted the Last Supper in the refectory of the former Convent of Sant'Apollonia on his return. The top part of the fresco depicts three scenes from the Passion of Christ: the Crucifixion, Entombment and Resurrection. Now a museum,(opened at the end of the 19th century) the former convent also exhibits other work by the same artist.
The Basilica di Santa Maria Novella church was built in 1278 by architects Fra Sisto and Fra Ristoro, who were
part of the Dominican order. The work was carried on by Fra Jacopo Talenti and Fra Giovanni da Campi ...
The villa belonged to the Medici family and Cosimo, Florence's new Duke, began the work on renovating the grounds, he
planned an Italian garden with geometric designs, Vasari made the Duke's dreams become reality. At the center of the ...
Although the Baptistery's precise origins remain unclear, its foundations are known to date back to Roman times. The central doors
are stunning works of art, depicting scenes from the Old and New Testament and they have been called The ...