Sunday, October 28, 2012

Episode 40: What You'll See at the Uffizi

Marie and Julia talk with Dr. Steven Bule about the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy.

The Uffizi is one of the oldest museums in the world, the building was begun in 1560 for Cosimo Medici as an office building for the city of Florence (wouldn't you love to work in an office like that!) but now holds one of the most amazing collections of Renaissance art in the world!

Botticelli's, The Birth of Venus and Primavera

Van Eyck, Giovanni Arnolfini and his Bride, 1434
This is another painting we discussed which implements the use of oranges as a symbol of fertility.

da Vinci's, The Annunciation

Lippi's, Madonna and Child

The Uffizi Gallery, Florence, Italy

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