Florence: New Arrangement Of The Rooms Devoted To Caravaggio And Seventeenth-Century Painting At The Uffizi Gallery.

The eight rooms on the first floor of the eastern wing of the Uffizi opened with a new layout devoted to Caravaggio and the painting of the 17th century on February 19, 2018.

The names of the eight rooms are evocative: Between Reality and Magic; Caravaggio and Artemisia; Caravaggio: Medusa; Caravaggio: Bacchus; By Candlelight; Rembrandt and Rubens; Galileo and the Medici; and Florentine Epic.

The lion’s share obviously goes to Caravaggio, the unquestioned pivot of painting in a century characterised by strong passions, symbolism and often extreme innovation.

Uffizi Galleries’ Director Eike Schmidt stated: “The new layout is based on a thematic and artistic approach designed to inspire and to stimulate the visitor’s curiosity, carrying him or her back into the atmosphere of the time and into the history of the Medici’s collections.

The idea is to create an intellectual experience both for the non-specialist and for the expert.

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