Florence's Bargello Museum: An Exquisite Decorative Arts Collection with Dr. Alessandra Becucci

Florence's Bargello Museum: An Exquisite Decorative Arts Collection with Dr. Alessandra Becucci


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Together we’ll discover the most significant collection of decorative arts in Italy – featuring a breathtaking array of medieval jewels, longboard artifacts, small bronzes, ivory and ceramic pieces, Islamic tapestries, and maiolica ceramics.
In this second session about Florence's Bargello Museum, we will continue exploring the palace. We’ll focus our time on the collections located on the first and second floor and the chapel, including one of the few portraits of Dante, painted during his lifetime. We will contextualize beautiful small bronzes, sought-after by Renaissance art patrons, medieval jewels, ivories, fans, clocks, caskets, a wooden crucifix attributed to Michelangelo, and works by Della Robbia and Gian Lorenzo Bernini. 
The collection of Louis Carrand, a French antiquarian, donated to the museum in 1888, enriched the museum of more than 3000 items, turning it into an internationally renowned institution in nineteenth-century Europe. This conversation will present some of the most curious and precious items, including the first examples of Islamic art ever displayed in Florence.
Led by Florentine art historian Alessandra Becucci, this conversation will introduce participants to one of the most important collections of decorative arts in the world, not less precious than the better-known sculptural masterpieces displayed alongside it.

Born and raised in Florence, Alessandra has a degree in art history from the University of Florence with a specialization in seventeenth-century painting. She obtained an MRes from the European University Institute in Florence, where she defended her Ph.D in history, focusing on the patronage of Tuscan nobility in Europe during the seventeenth century. She has been teaching art history and Italian for several years in various schools and institutions in Florence.

This conversation is suitable for all ages.

90 minutes, including a 30 minute Q&A.

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Kris Shapar (Stuttgart, DE)
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Susan G (Wilmette, US)
Outstanding!

I attended both of Alessandra's seminars on the Bargello Museum. Due to these superb seminars, I will now revisit the Bargello Museum with a greater understanding of the historical significance of the gorgeous sculptures and objects. Alessandra's love for the Bargello and its contents was so evident - I felt I was along side her as we traveled from room to room. It was so worthwhile to visit this museum with such a wonderful scholar.

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Anonymous (Bellmore, US)

This is a wonderful introduction to the decorative arts collection at the Bargello Museum. It should definitely be taken together with Dr. Becucci's presentation on sculpture at the Bargello. Her presentation is scholarly and always interesting. She definitely makes you want to put the Bargello on your must-visit list.

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Kris Shapar (Stuttgart, DE)
Great talk!

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Susan G (Wilmette, US)
Outstanding!

I attended both of Alessandra's seminars on the Bargello Museum. Due to these superb seminars, I will now revisit the Bargello Museum with a greater understanding of the historical significance of the gorgeous sculptures and objects. Alessandra's love for the Bargello and its contents was so evident - I felt I was along side her as we traveled from room to room. It was so worthwhile to visit this museum with such a wonderful scholar.

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Anonymous (Bellmore, US)

This is a wonderful introduction to the decorative arts collection at the Bargello Museum. It should definitely be taken together with Dr. Becucci's presentation on sculpture at the Bargello. Her presentation is scholarly and always interesting. She definitely makes you want to put the Bargello on your must-visit list.