19/06/2018, Natalia Martinez Alcalde con il Dipartimento di Mediazione Culturale e Accessibilità
Florence and the Middle East. A Cultural Arabesque
What is widely known in the Western world as Arabesque refers of an artistic representation of the interminable order and unison of nature that leads to infinity. Epigraphic, geometric and floral figures are meticulously brought together to form a pattern that repeats itself seemingly endlessly. If we dare to look close enough, the notion of an unbreakable continuity will appear almost naturally in the designs of many of the art pieces elaborated in the islamic art
27/09/2017, Eike Schmidt
A new digital season
The new website opens a brand new season for the Uffizi Galleries: a new stage in which the public can finally enter into direct contact with the institution (which includes the Vasari Complex, Pitti Palace, and Boboli Gardens), created as an independent structure in 2014. This has also been an opportunity to create a new website that could be adapted to the requirements of current standards and regulations. In this way, not only have we made searches easier, but we have also complied with the rules governing transparency for administrative activities.
26/09/2017, Carmi e Ubertis
Branding for the Uffizi Galleries
A white sheet of paper. It always begins this way, by asking yourself how and when, but there’s a question that’s more important, more pressing, more oppressive. It’s a fundamental one: you ask yourself ‘why’? It doesn’t matter whether it's an unusual job, a service, if it’s for a friend, or of extraordinary importance. It’s always about a new project: you have to bring something into being out of nothing. And you wonder ‘why’. Why produce a new identity for the Uffizi Galleries? Why?
25/09/2017, Matteo Papadopoulos / Cantiere Creativo
The Uffizi Galleries: a new, user-friendly website
By placing humans at the center, mirroring the founding principle of historic humanism, the development and design of the website focused on the user as the central element of the browsing experience. We wanted to develop a tool that would prove useful to anyone wishing to discover the treasures of the Uffizi Galleries, avoiding the temptation of creating a website that merely served as a self-aggrandizing showcase.
24/09/2017, Steffi Roettgen
The King of Spain’s Grandchildren: Anton Raphael Mengs and Florence
The Niches Room of Pitti Palace hosts an exhibition dedicated to Anton Raphael Mengs and his relationships with Florence. Painted by Mengs in Florence and today preserved in the Prado Museum, the three portraits of the children of Pietro Leopoldo of Habsburg-Lorraine and Maria Luisa of Bourbon are shown alongside the portrait of Ferdinand and Maria Anna recently acquired by the Uffizi Galleries. Around this central group are other portraits of the Habsburg-Lorraine family by other painters one of whom, Johan Zoffany, particularly stands out. The self-portraits of both these artists from the Uffizi collection are also present. The exhibition also includes two letters from Mengs and a manuscript dedicated to Correggio and to his works, written by the painter during his stay in Florence.