Guided, Adult educational tours in art, history and culture of Italy

High Renaissance and Florentine Mannerism: Santa Felicità and Palazzo Pitti

Sites visited: Church of Santa Felicità and Pitti Palace                

Duration: 2 hours                           

In the wake of Michelangelo many young artists in Florence sought their own unique voice of expression. This inevitably led to many of them working in an unorthodox “manner”. Vasari was the first to collectively coin this style as “Mannerism”. This lecture will examine the High Renaissance works of Raphael in the Palatine Gallery of Pitti Palace and contrast them to contemporary Mannerist works, in particular Pontormo’s Capponi Altarpiece in the church of Santa Felicità.

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