A piece of a 16th-century fresco fell from the ceiling of a corridor in Florence’s Uffizi Gallery on Wednesday morning, during the opening times of the Florentine museum. The piece has a diameter of around 30 centimeters and fortunately did not hit any visitors.
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The Springtime of the Renaissance. Sculpture and the Arts in Florence 1400-1460 will take held at Palazzo Strozzi, 23 March-18 August 2013 and at Musée du Louvre, 23 September 2013-6 January 2014.
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A drawing by Italian High Renaissance master Raphael has sold for 29.72 million pounds, or $47.9 million – a record for a work on paper in art history – after a dramatic bidding war at a Sotheby’s auction in London. The winning bid came after a 17-minute duel on Wednesday.
, Raphael drawing
, record $48 million
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For its spring 2012 season, the Museo Nazionale del Bargello has organised an exhibition on the historiated majolica of the Renaissance, exploring how this art form relates to its literary, historical and figurative sources.
The museum’s worldwide reputation relies above all on its numerous masterpieces of Renaissance sculpture, yet its equally outstanding collections of “applied art” are, in many ways, a crucial element in the attraction that the museum holds for visitors.
For the first time ever, a selection of 45 paintings and tapestries from the famed Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy, is coming to the James A. Michener Art Museum, US. About 45 minutes northeast of the city and can be reached conveniently from New York City or Washington DC. The exhibition “Offering of the Angels: Treasures from the Uffizi Gallery” is opened April 21, 2012 through August 10, 2012.
, Michener Art Museum
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Offering of the Angels: Treasures from the Uffizi Gallery is a traveling exhibition from the famed Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy. The exhibition features 45 works – two large tapestries and 43 paintings by Renaissance artists – will be presented at the James A. Michener Art Museum (Philadelphia, PA, USA) from April 21, 2012 – August 10, 2012.
, James A. Michener Art Museum