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Exhibition June 24 − October 4

History of the painted pages. Miniatures and manuscripts

Uffizi Gallery and Palazzo Pitti present an exhibition“History of the painted pages. Miniatures and Manuscripts ".

Visitors will see more than 40 precious parchments with drawings by medieval and Renaissance masters discovered in Florence and exhibited for the first time in the halls of the museum.

The exhibits cover the period of great book production in central Italy from the 13th to the 16th century: they come from Castelfiorentino, Colle di Val d'Elsa, Florence, Perugia and Pistoia, and the miniatures are the work of very influential artists: Maestro di Sant'Alessio in Bigiano, who despite his anonymity, he was the head of the most active workshop in Tuscany in the last quarter of the 13th century; Pacino di Buonagida (one of the first and most gifted followers of Giotto); right up to Attavante degli Attavanti, Gerardo and Monte di Giovanni, world renowned book illustrators from the time of Lorenzo the Magnificent.

The beauty and value of the works presented are not the only attractions of this exhibition: its spectacularity lies in the story of thefts and returns, the protagonist of which is every volume, every page, every cut out miniature.

Based on site materialsUffizi Galleries.