Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Cloister of the Dead

Chiostro dei Morti, Cloister of the Dead, Basilica della Santissima Annunziata, Basilica of the Most Holy Annunciation, Florence
Chiostro dei Morti (Cloister of the Dead)
Basilica della Santissima Annunziata
(Basilica of the Most Holy Annunciation)
Piazza della Santissima Annunziata
Florence, April 2015

See also: Piazza della Santissima Annunziata

“Leaving the church by the door at the end of the nave on the left, we enter the Cloister of the Dead, built around 1453. Above the door is the celebrated fresco of the Madonna del Sacco (1525) by Andrea del Sarto. In the other lunettes there is an interesting but very damaged fresco cycle on the Servites of Mary, painted in the early seventeenth century by Bernardino Poccetti and other artists of his time. Also in the Cloister is the Chapel of the Company of St. Luke, where the Confraternity of Painters had its headquarters in 1562 (before being moved in 1563 by order of Cosimo I to the Academy of the Arts of Design).”
(Santissima Annunziata, The Museums of Florence)

1 comment:

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

The journey walking alone through the space within must be something !