Many of the works of art produced in the course of the 16th century still hang in the churches for which they were commissioned. To enhance this vast art heritage whose most outstanding examples are on display in the Cinquecento in Florence exhibition (21 September 2017–21 January 2018), students taking Prof. Cristiano Giometti’s Modern Art History course at Florence University will be producing factsheets that explore in greater depth some of the works of art in the places of worship in Florence and Tuscany run by the Fondo Edifici di Culto (F.E.C.) or Places of Worship Fund.
Once the project has been completed, the more detailed factsheets will be published on line on Palazzo Strozzi’s channels, offering additional material for studying 16th century art history in greater depth.
This project, produced in conjunction with Florence University’s SAGAS (Dipartimento di Storia, Archeologia, Geografia, Arte e Spettacolo), is part of a programme of activities developed to encourage university students to build up their formative experience through the exhibitions held in Palazzo Strozzi.
Image: Mirabello Cavalori, Michelangelo, Soderini and the Sultano (detail), after 1564, London, The National Gallery, Mond Bequest, 1924