Siena at the Uffizi

In the fourteenth century, painting in Siena was certainly on par with painting in Florence. While Florence had Giotto and his followers, Siena could boast of Duccio di Buoninsegna (ca. 1255-1318/1319) and the Lorenzetti brothers, Pietro (ca. 1280-1348) and Ambrogio (ca. 1290-1348). In the first rooms of the Uffizi in…

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Siena in de Uffizi

In de veertiende eeuw kon de schilderkunst in Siena zich zeker meten met die van Florence. Waar Florence Giotto en diens navolgers had, had Siena Duccio di Buoninsegna (ca. 1255-1318/1319) en de gebroeders Lorenzetti, Pietro (ca. 1280-1348) en Ambrogio (ca. 1290-1348). In de eerste zalen van de Uffizi in Florence…

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Florence: San Lorenzo

The basilica of San Lorenzo is among the oldest and most famous churches of Florence. The church is immediately recognisable by its unfinished façade and the enormous dome of the chapel behind the choir, the famed Cappella dei Principi. There is probably no church in Florence that has a closer…

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Florence: Santa Felicita

The church of Santa Felicita stands close to the famous Ponte Vecchio. Its history goes back to the early Christian age, but in its current form the Santa Felicita dates from the eighteenth century. The most interesting art in the building is older, with most tourists visiting the church because…

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