Monday, February 24, 2014

Salone dell'Ottocento

Salone dell'Ottocento, 19th Century Hall, Galleria dell'Accademia, Florence
Gypsoteque dedicated to Lorenzo Bartolini
Salone dell'Ottocento (19th Century Hall)
Galleria dell'Accademia, via Ricasoli
Florence, October 2013

“At the end of the left wing of the tribune of Michelangelo's David is the Gipsoteca dedicated to Lorenzo Bartolini (1777- 1850), in the Salone dell'Ottocento (19th century hall). The galleria dei gessi was opened to the public in 1985. Revealing the portraitist Bartolini's great skill are about 300 busts representing the Florentine upper middle class. The mythological theme is richly and beautifully illustrated: Voto dell'Innocenza (The Vote of Innocence), Venus, and others.”
(The Accademia Gallery, Weekend in Italy)