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The Medici Dynasty. Family Portraits

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Exhibition Overview

The Medici Dynasty. Family Portraits

Exhibition Type
Art
Area Size
200 to 500 sqm
Designed For
Museums and Galleries
Availability
2021
2022
2023
2024
2025
2026
2027
Hiring Fee

For a 3-month rental excl. transport, installation, insurance:


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Core Experience
Panels and graphics
Original collection
Exhibition Partners
Stibbert Museum, Florence, Italy

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Description

The city of Florence was born on the banks of the Arno river in central Italy in ancient times, but it would be the wealth and command of the Medici dynasty that ‘ruled’ the city for more than three centuries that empowered the city to

reach its enduring destiny as ‘citt d’arte’ par excellence.


Their enormous wealth was consolidated in the Medici banks of the 1400s. Their quintessential patronage of the arts in the Renaissance is legendary. In the 1500s, their ‘de facto’ political influence was transformed into lasting hereditary political power. The Medici legacy was embodied in the family’s many sons, daughters and descendants – Grand Dukes, Queens of France, Popes and Cardinals – all

and always great patrons of the arts.


Portrait painting was but one of the many genres of art that they embraced for generations. It served them well as they ruled the Duchy of Tuscany for generations.


Organized by Contemporanea Progetti, this exhibition of ca. 40 original Medici

portraits from a venerable, Florentine museum, unfolds on parallel paths, enhanced by graphic and multimedia elements. On one track, it traces

the vicissitudes of this illustrious dynasty – stories of war, love, betrayal and family secrets. On another it investigates and exemplifies the history, purpose and nuances inherent to the genre of portrait painting.

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Paintings Drawings & Prints
Decorative objects

General Information

Technical Requirements
High security
High conservation
Languages
English
Italian
Other

Extra Info

Highlights
Curatorial excellence
Star object
Treasure collection
Exhibition Add-Ons
Exhibition tour kit

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