We could consider as “ date of birth “ of the Accademia Gallery the 1784 , date in which the Grand Duke Pietro Leopoldo Habsburg Lorraine (the family that ruled Florence from the end of the Medici family untill the proclamation of the monarchy in Italy) gathered here the Academy of drawing\'s art and other artist organizations . He used the the areas of the ancient St. Matthew\'s Hospital and of the ancient convent of St. Niccolò di Cafaggio .
It was thought to be an academy , a school, to teach drawing, painting and sculpture. It was born the Academy of Fine Arts !
The Accademia Gallery is a small treasure trove of masterpieces.
Giotto, Bernardo Daddi (student of Giotto), Taddeo Gaddi (student of Giotto), Perugino ( the teacher of Raphael), Filippino Lippi (the student of Botticelli) , Mariotto Albertinelli , Fra Bartolomeo , Botticelli , Giovanni di ser Giovanni known as “lo scheggia” ( brother of Masaccio). We will point the differences between a Gothic altarpiece and a Renaissance altarpiece
Are there altarpieces which have both Gothic and Renaissance features ?
Definitely he is the star of the Accademia Gallery with his:
David (transfered here from Piazza della Signoria in 1873).
The unfinished Prisoners (thought for the tomb of Pope Julius II ). The unfinished St. Matthew ( thought for the Duomo).
The fact that the Prisoners and the St. Matthew are unfinished gives us a big help to recognize the differences in technique between the art of Michelangelo and the art of many other sculptors .
Giambologna (the rape of the Sabine woman).
Lorenzo Bartolini ( one of the favorite sculptors of the nineteenth-century European aristocratic families).
Luigi Pampaloni ( one of the best student of Lorenzo Bartolini)
The Grand Prince Ferdinando De Medici loved music very much and he helped the musicians a lot. In order to play music in his palace he asked, 1690, Stradivarius to realize 5 instruments, know as the Medici Quintet ( a Viola Tenor, a Viola Contralto, two Violins and a Cello) .
Two of them (the Viola Tenor and the Cello )are here in the Accademia Gallery !
Bartolomeo Cristofori. He modified the harpsicord making it to the piano The reference periods of this tour ranging from 1300 to 1800.
The lenght for this private Tour is 1,5 hour
Num max people tour : 7
Duration: 1,5 hours
Tour Categories: Museums and art, Culture