With this tour we will see how flowers are depicted in some of the most important works of art and their symbolism. We will also look at gemstones, which have always been important elements in painting realization.
Piazza della Signoria no. 4
Medieval and Renaissance religious painting, symbols and meanings of flowers, precious stones and materials used in the making of the work.
The depiction of the enclosed garden, referred to in the Song of Songs as the "hortus conclusus"
The Early and Second Renaissance - a new use of flowers and gems
The 16th-century Medici portraits, where jewelry had a political and promotional function, as evidenced by Agnolo Bronzino's Medici portraits: from that of Eleanor of Toledo to those of Maria de' Medici to little Bia.
End of the tour
I will need to buy admission tickets in advance for this tour, then you will reimburse the expenses on the spot. The cost per person is €30. Thank you!
Please note that you can bring inside the museum ½ liter (0.13 gal) bottles of water only. No other drink is allowed.