press release

From 22 September 2017 to 21 January 2018 Palazzo Strozzi will be hosting a splendid exhibition devoted to the art of the second half of the 16th century in Florence, the third and final act in a trilogy on Florentine art in the 16th century which began with Bronzino in 2010 and was followed by Pontormo and Rosso Fiorentino in 2014. Curated by Carlo Falciani and Antonio Natali and due to be held in the Piano Nobile exhibition area, the show explores the development of Florentine art in the second half of the century through the painting, sculpture, and draughtsmanship of such artists as Andrea del Sarto, Bronzino, Pontormo, Giorgio Vasari, Giambologna, Bartolomeo Ammannati and Santi di Tito.

The exhibition will also provide a unique opportunity for restoring a number of major masterpieces and for building a broad network of cooperation with museums, cultural institutions and venues in the rest of Florence and Tuscany in order to celebrate the outstanding cultural and intellectual era that was marked by the Council of Trent and its Counter-Reformation, and by the figure of Francesco I de’ Medici, one of the most outstanding figures in the history of court patronage of the arts in Europe.

Curated by: Carlo Falciani e Antonio Natali