Casa Buonarroti

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Casa Buonarroti
3035 - Firenze - Busto sopra l'ingresso di Casa Buonarroti - Foto Giovanni Dall'Orto, 28-Oct-2007.jpg
Location Via Ghibellina 70, Florence, Italy
Website Casa Buonarroti

Casa Buonarroti is a museum in Florence. The building was a property owned by (but never occupied by) the sculptor Michelangelo, which he left to his nephew, Lionardo Buonarroti. The house was converted into a museum dedicated to the artist by his great nephew, Michelangelo Buonarroti the Younger. Its collections include two of Michelangelo's earliest sculptures, the Madonna of the Steps and the Battle of the Centaurs. A ten-thousand strong library has accumulated there over the centuries,[1] which includes the family's archive and some of Michaelangelo's letters and drawings.[2]

History

Casa Buonarroti is arguably one of the most aesthetic Florentine museums. It provides an opportunity to behold the two famous marble relief pieces designed and sculptured by Michelangelo. The Madonna della Scala shows the fondness of Michelangello for Donatello and the Battle of the Centaurs that highlights the admiration of Michelangelo for classic art. [3] The Casa Buonarroti palace was established in the 17th century. It displays works by Michelangelo in relation to the Buonarroti family. The Buonarroti family contributed greatly to enlarge the building and embellish it. He aims to preserve precious objects from different cultures (that include the recent collection of the autograph drawings by Michelangelo consisting of 205 precious sketches and the equally important Archive and Library). [4] The Casa Buonarroti is a unique sight for vacationers. It goes beyond the celebration of Michelangelo. Other scenery at the Casa Buonarroti includes the Crucifix of Santo Spirito, which critics tend to attribute to Michelangelo.

References

  1. ^ "Casa Buonarroti - Library". Archived from the original on 2011-07-21. Retrieved 2012-11-10. 
  2. ^ Symonds (1893). The life of Michelangelo Buonarroti, based on studies in the archives of the Buonarroti family at Florence], in two volumes (1, 2). New York: Scribner.
  3. ^ "Casa Buonarroti". Museum in Florence (Italy). 13 May 2016. Retrieved 5 May 2018. 
  4. ^ Alder, Jennifer (May–June 2014). "Top Sightseeing Tours in Florence". Utne Magazine. Archived from the original on 2016-10-11. Retrieved 2018-05-19. 

External links

  • Casa Buonarroti

Coordinates: 43°46′11.65″N 11°15′49.53″E / 43.7699028°N 11.2637583°E / 43.7699028; 11.2637583


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