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Room of Lorenzo the Magnificent

Son of Piero the Gouty and grandson of Cosimo il Vecchio, Lorenzo de' Medici (1449-1492) carried on the work begun by his forebears, monopolising political and economic control over the Florentine republic. Believing that a balance among Italy's states would keep foreign interference at bay, he enhanced his reputation by promoting peace agreements and alliances. He was called The Magnificent on account of his exceptional intellectual prowess. Patron of the Platonic Academy, author of poetry and prose in the vernacular tongue, sophisticated collector and protector of artists of the calibre of Michelangelo Buonarroti, he influenced the tastes of his age, fostering the development and spread of the Florentine Renaissance's humanistic tendency.

1556-1558
Paintings: Giorgio Vasari and Marco Marchetti da Faenza, fresco
Stucco work: Leonardo Ricciarelli, Giovanni Boscoli and Mariotto di Francesco to designs by Bartolomeo Ammannati (?)Sala di Lorenzo






G.Vasari, Lorenzo riceve l\'omaggio degli ambasciatori

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CEILING
Symbolic depiction of the ambassadors of the most powerful foreign states paying tribute to Lorenzo. The gifts laid before him include the cardinal's hat which the pope granted to his son Giovanni, the future Pope Leo X 

 

 

Lorenzo circondato da filosofi e letterati

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  11. CEILING
    Lorenzo surrounded by philosphers and scholars, between allegories of Fame and Virtue
    (from the left: Marullo Tracagnotto, Giovanni Lascari, Leonardo Bruni, Leon Battista Alberti, Cristofano Landino, Marsilio Ficino, Gentile da Urbino, Demetrio Calcondila, Francesco Accolti, Pico della Mirandola, Agnolo Poliziano, Luigi Pulci)

 


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