Craftsmanship and its beauty
The Bargello Museum is staging an unprecedented exhibition, dedicated to the Ginori porcelain statues, modelled after figures collected by its founder from the Late-Renaissance and Baroque sculpture workshops. The Marquis Carlo Ginori, who founded the Manufacture in 1737, bought models from the studios of Florentine sculptors and commissioned copies of the most celebrated ancient statues. An exceptional collection of works that are of fundamental importance for the history of sculpture. On display in the exhibition are the two most important pieces in the entire collection: the Venere dei Medici, a reproduction of the well-known ancient staute in the Uffizi’s Tribuna and the monumental Fireplace, topped with small-scale copies of Michelangelo’s Dusk and Dawn from the tomb of Lorenzo de’ Medici, Duke of Urbino, specially restored for the exhibition.
May 18 – October 1, 2017
Via del Proconsolo, 4 | 50122 Firenze