Caravaggio and the Painters of the North
From 21 June to 18 September 2016
The exhibition offer the visitor a unique survey of Quattrocento Florentine art whose starting-point is one of the great paintings in the Museum’s collection, the Portrait of Giovanna Tornabuoni. Within this context the exhibition analyse portraiture in Florence through works by Botticelli and Pollaiuolo as well as Ghirlandaio himself and will focus on masterpieces associated with the marriage between Giovanna degli Albizzi and Lorenzo Tornabuoni. Finally, it include an important section on religious art made for private devotional purposes, bringing together not just panel paintings but also sculptures, manuscripts and other objects of the highest artistic quality.