Until December 22nd, 2012 is on display at Palazzo Pitti The Myth, the Sacred, the Portrait with paintings by the deposits of the Palatine Gallery. This magnificent space occupies the first floor of Palazzo Pitti and the venue of the exhibition is the Sala delle Nicchie inside the Gallery. On the occasion of this particular event, spend a holiday in Florence. The Brunelleschi Hotel, 4-star in the heart of the city, is the ideal starting point for discovering the artistic capital of Florence.
The exhibition at Palazzo Pitti on the Myth, the Sacred, the Portrait at the Palatine Gallery
The nineteen paintings in the exhibition come from the Medici collections. They tell stories of places and characters that have enriched the collection of the XVI and XVII centuries. The monumental Hercules and the Hydra of Lerna performed by Guido Reni and the two paintings with Tarquin and Lucretia by Simon Pignoni are the centerpiece of the exhibition devoted to the Myth. To the Sacred instead, it is dedicated the section of the Sacred Stories with subjects of the Old and New Testament by Flemish and Italian artists: Frans Floris, Artemisia Gentileschi and Jacopo Ligozzi. Then, there is a tribute to Don Lorenzo de’ Medici, a great patron series of ovals with Ila, Zephyr, the Youth in a Blue Doublet and the Allegory of Comedy and the large canvas with Orlando in the Brigands’ Cave. Finally, the section devoted to portraits exhibited five paintings by Gastone d’Orleans, Enrichetta Maria, and Elisabetta, younger sons of Maria de’ Medici and Henry IV of France, and even the portraits of Cosimo III de’ Medici and Margherita de’ Medici.
The exhibition at Palazzo Pitti on the Myth, the Sacred, the Portrait and the Hotel Brunelleschi
The exhibition is open every day and the cost is included in the ticket to the Palatine Gallery. Every day, except Sunday, it is possible to take guided tours of the exhibition without reservation at 11.30 and 16.30. At the Hotel Brunelleschi, we suggest you a dip in the history and art, in a historical and completely renovated environment, with elegant rooms overlooking the main monuments of the city. You will be in the heart of the cradle of the Renaissance and you will discover the masterpieces that have made the history of one of the most famous and powerful families of Florence: the Medici.
We expect you to discover together the exhibition at Palazzo Pitti with the Myth, the Sacred, the Portrait!