Saturday, June 7, 2014

132. Another Swoon at the Accademia Gallery

My last post was all about Michelangelo's David, however the Accademia Gallery also features many other works from Florentine artists from the early 14th century through to the 19th century ... here are just a few that I swooned over ... 

Unfinished works by Michelangelo 

Pieta 

Slave 

Slave

Saint Matthew

Slave

Rape of the Sabines 
Michelangelo - 1582
This is a plaster model made by Michelangelo - 
the real Rape of the Sabines will feature in a future blog post.

... detail ...

Madonna Enthroned with Child
Alessandro Allori - oil on wood -1575


Annunciation 
Alessandro Allori - oil on wood - 1578

Saints Stephen, James and Peter
Domenico Ghirlandaio - oil on wood - 1493

Madonna and Child
Franciabigio - oil on wood - 1508

Dispute over the Immaculate Conception
Giovanni Antonio Sogliani - oil on wood - 1521

Allegorical Figure
Francesco Morandini - oil on wood - 1575

Madonna and Child
Francesco de' Rossi - oil on wood - 1545

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On the first floor of the Galleria is a stunning collection of Late-Gothic religious panels ( polyptychs ) from suppressed churches, monasteries and convents in and around Florence ... the panels date from the 13th and 14th centuries and the medium in all is tempera on wood ...


Coronation of the Virgin
Simone di Lapo - 1372

Madonna and Child with Four Saints
Maestro Del - 1416

Virgin of Heavenly Humility
Mariotto di Nardo - 1495

Mystic Marriage of Saint Catherine
Bicci di Lorenzo - 1423

Enthroned Madonna and Child with Saints
Lippo d'Andrea - 1430

 Repentant Magdalene
Maestro della Maddalena - 1280

The Pentecost
Andrea Orcagna - 1365

Annunciation
Mariotto di Nardo - 1350

Modonna with Child and Saints and Angels
Cenni di Francesco - 1375

Vision of Saint Bernard - Matteo di Pacino - 1375
Saint Michael the Archangel
Matteo di Pacino - 1360

Saint Jerome 
Francesco di Michele - 1390

Madonna and Child and Saints
Lorenzo Monaco - 1375

Saint Catherine and Saint Caius Pope
Piero di Giovanni - 1370

Annunciation and Saints - Lorenzo Monaco - 1420

... detail ...

Annunciation - Maestro della Madonna Straus - 1380

... detail ...

... detail ...
Saints Peter and Paul
Pero di Giovanni - 1370

Saint Yves - Administering Justice
Maestro di Sant'ivo - 1405

Madonna and Child and Two Angels
Andrea di Giusto Manzini - 1435

Stories of the Virgin - Mariotto di Cristofano - 1457

Madonna and Child
Gherardo di Jacopo - 1410

Virgin of Humility and an Angel
Don Silvestro dei Gherarducci - 1360

My visit to this wonderful Galleria dell'accademia left me quite excited but totally exhausted   ... !!! ...