Task #2 – Trivia about WHS174 – Historic City Center of Florence

Michelangelo's_David
Historic City Center of Florence
Licensed under the CC. Photo taken by Carla Nunziata

Florence, or Firenze, is strongly associated with the Renaissance period of European history: this is as a result of the Medici family’s –Cosimo, in particular– patronage of the leading artists, architects, scientists, and authors of the era. This post endeavors to highlight a few of this author’s favorite┬ácontributions to “high” culture that are linked to this period of Florence’s history.

Licensed under the CC. Photo taken by Carla Nunziata

Santa Maria Novella, designed in part by Alberti, is particularly unique for its trompe l’oeil facade.

 

Michelangelo's_David
Licensed under GFDL, author: Marcus Obal

Michaelangelo’s David originally overlooked the historic city centre that forms the bulk of the inscription.

For more infomation:
http://galileo.rice.edu/gal/medici.html
http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/174

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