Arnolfo shows the plan to enlarge Florence

Giorgio Vasari1563/1565

Palazzo Vecchio Museum

Palazzo Vecchio Museum

“In this painting we find represented the expansion of Florence’s city walls, as we see Florentines in good and peaceful spirit and a city that has grown…we are in the year circa 1284”. Arnolfo di Cambio shows the priors the project of enlargement that will make Florence one of the most fortified city in Italy (the works will continue until nearly 50 years later, in 1333). In the background we see Florence. Photo: Simone Lampredi

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  • Title: Arnolfo shows the plan to enlarge Florence
  • Date Created: 1563/1565
  • painter: Giorgio Vasari
  • Theme: historical subject
  • Second artist name: Jan Van der Straet (known as Giovanni Stradano)
  • Second artist death place: Firenze
  • Second artist death date: 1605
  • Second artist birth place: Bruges
  • Second artist birth date: 1523
  • Physical Dimensions: w540 x h540 cm (Complete)
  • Period: Mannerism
  • Original title: Arnolfo presenta il piano dell'ingrandimento di Firenze
  • Type: oil painting on wood
  • Rights: Comune di Firenze, Comune di Firenze


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