Palazzo Vecchio

Lo studiolo di Francesco I, Palazzo Vecchio

The decoration of Francesco I’s study was carried out from 1570 to 1572 by Giorgio Vasari, in collaboration with other artists.

Piazza della Signoria

Additional design work was done in 1910 by Giovanni Poggi. Francesco I’s original study was dismantled almost immediately after his death in 1586. In the original design, there were 36 painted panels, which we still have today. Critique over the original distribution of these panels in the study has been fervent. The study also contained a frescoed ceiling and eight bronze statues. According to Vincenzo Borghini, the study was born to hold ‘rare and precious things’ and the main theme was the relationship between Nature and Art. There was the representation of the four elements and the four temperaments. On the walls, there were two series of paintings that depicted mythical and historical scenes, and the execution of the arts (the profession, the objects, and the creation of art).

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