Amerigo Vespucci at the Cabinet of Prints and Drawings
Andrew Chen, professor at the University of Texas, shows us the illustrations of the "interludes" (theatrical performances designed to entertain guests during the wedding). In one of these prints appears Amerigo Vespucci, the Florentine navigator who will give his name to the Americas
#goldenmonday I When you look at a masterpiece, do you notice its frame?
Starting from this question a little journey to discover objects that we often forget to look at begins.
#goldenmonday II - Why does a round painting have a square frame?
The role of frames in setting up a Baroque picture gallery
#goldenmonday III - What are subject frames?
What do certain strange shapes carved into the frames represent? Deformed faces, monstrous figures, flowers, claws, scales, eagle wings; sometimes the answer is in the painting itself.
Adoration of the Magi by Filippino Lippi
The New York art historian Jonathan Nelson shows us an extraordinary work, in which appears a moor who had intrigued Giorgio Vasari himself
The Adoration of the Magi by Gentile da Fabriano
Carl Brandon Strehlke, American-born medieval art historian, shows us "the blue of gold" in the early fifteenth-century masterpiece
Carl Brandon Strehlke, refined art historian, tells us about the fourteenth-century masterpiece, with the first spatial and perspective intuitions and its extraordinary presence of precious details
Masaccio and Masolino: St. Anne Metterza
A masterpiece presented by the Director of the Opera Duomo Museum, Mons. Timothy Verdon
A gorgeous painting by Giovanni Battista Moroni
The Director of Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi of Florence presents the Portrait of Pietro Secco Suardo
The Martyrdom of St. Lawrence by Bernini
The Director of the Bargello Museums in Florence introduces the masterpiece by Bernini
Black Presence - i
Video in English | Justin Randolph Thompson (BHMF) analyzes the figure of a black musician in the Perseus by Piero di Cosimo
Eleonora di Toledo and her son Giovanni
Video in English | Bruce Edelstein (New York University - Firenze) talking about Bronzino's masterpiece
Black Presence - VI
Video in English | Justin Randolph Thompson (BHMF) analyzes the figure of Benedetto d'Angola Silva, un African albino man portrayed by Domenico Tempesti
Black Presence - VIII
Video in English | Alessandro de' Medici, illegitimate son of Lorenzo de' Medici and Simonetta, a black African slave, in two works by Vasari and Bronzino, described by Justin Randolph Thompson (BHMF)
Black Presence - VII
Justin Randolph Thompson (BHMF) describes the portraits of Emperor Atana de Dinghel and Alchitrof, two works by Cristofano dell'Altissimo from the Giovio Series