Galleria degli Uffizi

On our day trip to Florence, we managed to get into the Galleria degli Uffizi.  I cannot stress this enough…there are over 100 rooms of artwork (not just 100 pieces…100 rooms of pieces).  Walking through this museum was like walking through the pages of an art history book…and it was fantastic!

So, let’s get started shall we…

(Fans of Doctor Who…beware the Weeping Angels!)

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Title:  Portrait of an elderly man

Date:  90-10 B.C.

Media:  Marble

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Title:  Portait of an elderly woman (so-called Marciana)

Date:  98-117 A.D.

Media:  Greek Marble

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Title:  Portrait of an elderly man, so-called Caesar

Date:  30 B.C.-10 A.D.

Media:  Marble

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Title:  Sarcophagus with the Triumph of Bacchus

Date: End of 2nd Century A.D.

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Title:  Leopoldus

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Title:  Io Gasto Medices M.D.E.

 

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Title:  Busto di Giulio Cesare

Date:  102-44 A.C.

Media:  Bronze

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Title:  Hercules and Nessus

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Title:  Nerone

 

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Title:  Annunciazione con i santi Ansano e Massima; i profeti Geremia, Ezechiele, Isaia e Daniele (nelle cupidi)  (Annunciation with St. Ansanus and St. Maxima; the Prophets Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Isaiah and Daniel (in the pinnacles)

Artist:  Simone Martini and Lippo Memmi

Date:  1333

Media:  Tempera on wood

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Title:  Busto con testa Seneca

Media:  Marble

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Title:  Traiano

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Title:  Minerva

Media:  Marble

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Title:  Lamentation over the Body of Christ

Artist:  Giovanni Bellini

Date:  1500-1506

Media:  Drawing on panel

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Ceiling in one of the rooms displaying Palazzo Vecchio and Loggia die Lanzi.

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Title:  Portraits of the Duke and Duchess of Urbino, Federico da Montefeltro and Battista Sforza. 

Artist:  Piero Della Francesca

Date:  ~1472-1475

Media:  Tempera on panel

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Title:  Homer

Media:  Marble

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A view of the Ponte Vecchio from a window in the Uffizi.

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Two statues across the hall from one another.

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Title:  Perseus Freeing Andromeda

Artist:  Piero di Cosimo

Date:  ~1510-1515

Media:  Oil and tempera on wood

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Title:  Bust with the Head of Aristotle

Date:  2nd Century

Media:  Greek marble and onyx

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Title:  Herm of the so-called Sophokles

Date:  2nd Century

Media:  Greek Marble

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Title:  Portrait bust of a Man on a Herm (known as Socrates)

Date:  Augustan Era

Media:  Greek marble

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Title:  Portrait bust of Sophocles on a Herm (known as Solon)

Date:  1st -2nd Century A.D.

Media:  Pentelic marble

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Title:  Satyr

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Title:  Head of a Satyr

Date:  17th Century

Media:  Lunense marble

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Title:  Sacra famiglia con San Giovannino “Tondo Doni” (The Holy Family with the Infant St. John the Baptist, known as the “Doni Tondo”)

Artist:  Michelangelo Buonarroti

Date:  1507

Media:  Tempera grassa on wood

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Title:  Herm with the head of Hippocrates

Date:  1st Century A.D.

Media:  Greek marble

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Not sure what this guy’s name is, but both Brittany and I thought his face looked familiar…kind of like my brother-in-law Josh.

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Title:  Hermaphrodite

Date:  1st – 2nd Century A.D.

Media: Parian marble

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Title:  Portrait of Gabrielle d’Estrées and one of her sisters

Artist:  Scuola di Fontainebleau

Date:  Last quarter of the 16th Century

Media:  Oil on wood

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Title:  Herm with the so-called Portrait of Ovid

Date:  Beginning of the 1st Century B.C.

Media:  Fine grain marble

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Title:  The Birth of Venus

Artist:  Botticelli Alessandro Filipepi

Date:  1483-1485

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Title:  Pallas and the Centaur

Artist:  Botticelli Alessandro Filipepi

Date:  ~1482

Media:  Tempera on canvas

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Title:  Portrait of a Young Man with Medal

Artist:  Botticelli Alessandro Filipepi

Date:  1475-1476

Media:  Tempra on panel, gilded stucco for the medal.

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Title:  Spring

Artist:  Botticelli Alessandro Filipepi

Date:  ~1477-1478

Media:  Tempera on panel

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Title:  Calumny of Apelles

Artist:  Botticelli Alessandro Filipepi

Date:  ~1494-1495

Media:  Tempera on panel

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This room contained several beautiful statues.

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And the room itself was pretty amazing too…

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Title:  Self-Portrait

Artist:  Rembrandt Harmensz Van Rijn

Date:  ~1655

Media:  Oil on canvas

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Title:  Portrait of a Young Man

Artist:  Rembrandt Harmensz Van Rijn

Date:  ~1639

Media:  Oil on panel

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Title:  Portrait of an Old Man

Artist:  Rembrant Harmensz Van Rijn

Date:  ~1665

Media:  Oil on Canvas

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Title:  Self-portrait

Artist:  Rembrant Harmensz Van Rijn

Date:  ~1669

Media:  Oil on canvas

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Title:  Portrait of the Countess of Chinchón

Artist:  Francisco de Goya y Lucientes

Date:  ~1800

Media:  Oil on canvas

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Title:  Allegory of Vanity

Artist:  Antonio de Pereda

Date:  ~1660-1670

Media:  Oil on canvas

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Title:  Head of Zeus

Date:  2nd Century A.D.

Media:  Marble

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Title:  Musical Angel

Artist:  Rosso Fiorentino

Date:  1521

Media:  Oil on wood

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Title:  Portrait of the Dwarf Morgante

Artist:  Bronzino

Date:  Before 1553

Media:  Oil on canvas

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Title:  Portrait of Julius II

Artist:  Raffaello Sanzio

Date:  1510-1511

Media:  Oil on wood

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Title:  Madonna and Child with St. John “Madonna of the Goldfinch”

Artist:  Raffaello Sanzio

Date:  ~1505-1506

Media:  Oil on wood

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Title:  Saint John the Baptist

Artist:  Raffaello Sanzio

Date:  1518-1520

Media:  Oil on canvas

(We saw a copy of this in Bologna as well.)

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Title:  Annunciation

Artist:  Leonardo da Vinci

Date:  ~1472

Media:  Oil on panel

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Title:  Portrait of Galileo Galilei

Artist:  Justus Suttermans

Date:  1635

Media:  Oil on canvas

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Oh, and just in case you were wondering…the kid in me felt pretty awesome too.  Our trip into the Galleria degli Uffizi meant that I got to see all four of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!

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