Uffizi Gallery – what it is, what’s in it (and how do you pronounce it)?

The Uffizi Gallery, in the historical centre of Florence, houses what is one of the world’s greatest collections of Renaissance art. Pronounced something like ‘oo-fit-zee’, the building was originally constructed by Cosimo I dei Medici (1519-1574) who was living in the Palazzo Vecchio in the Piazza Signoria. He decided to construct the Uffizi Gallery next […]

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Putting his foot in it: Bronzino in Florence&Bronzino in Monte Python

Agnolo Bronzino, the artist whose real name was Agnolo di Cosimo di Mariano, is about to have his works exhibited at Palazzo Strozzi. Bronzino’s claim to pop-culture fame is the use of a foot from his ‘Venus, Cupid, Folly and Time’ artwork which can be seen stomping down the title of the ‘Monte Python’s Flying […]

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