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Random samplings of Italian art

Well I am sitting home today with a sore head and a pain in the neck (a literal pain, as in kink of some sort), so thought I would post a few of the photos I took on my trip of various paintings and sculpture.

Mosaic roadside shrine to Santa Anna in Fiesole:

Glazed terra cotta Crucifixion by Andrea della Robbia in Chiesa di Santa Maria Primerana in Fiesole:

Looking up into interior of the dome of Santo Spirito (I gazed endlessly upon the exterior of this dome from my apartment window!):

The Loggia dei Signoria (my favourite end of day haunt...):

Giambologna's Rape of the Sabine in Loggia:

A small picture in my apartment that I just liked:

Detail of the facade of San Miniato:
(With mosaic of Christ in benediction between the Virgin and St Miniatus)

The apse mosaic in San Miniato:
(Christ in benediction between the Virgin, St Miniatus, the symbols of the Evangelists and the kneeling donor, dated 1297)

Glazed terra cotta dome in the Chapel of the Cardinal of Portugal in San Miniato:
(by Luca della Robbia of the Holy Spirit and the 4 virtues surrounding it (I could only fit 2 of these into the frame though)

Giambologna's huge Oceanus in the Bargello:

(to be continued...)

Comments (6)

Ahhh, now that was lovely to look at over my cappuccino. :)

Sorry that you are not feeling well.

Beautiful photos! Isn't the art in Florence amazing?


Thanks! I know, the Stendhal syndrome is totally understandable. Florence overflows with stunningly beautiful art!

I love these! Great collection...you really got some nice photos.


Anne, these are so beautiful! What a wonderful collection. Didn't you just love San Miniato? I took my Mom two years ago, so I didn't really get much time to look around -- clearly, I must go back.

And that sketch in your apartment is lovely.


Sandra, yes you should go back! I found San Miniato quite peaceful, and loved the chanted mass.

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