A Visit to the Uffizi

Last year, I went to Italy, and had the opportunity to visit the Uffizi museum in Florence. Since then, I’ve been meaning to highlight some of the best paintings I saw there for others to enjoy and comment upon. I’ve dug out some pictures of said paintings, and though they have only a fraction of the beauty (and none of the aura) of the original, they still give a decent idea of the wondrous detail and emotion which hides in each of them.

I continue to be amazed at the way the artists have used the eyes and glances of the people in each painting to give an immense sense of depth and drama. Confining entire stories to a single bat of an eye, forever captured on the canvas. Move the cursor over each image to get the title and artist – playful guessing at both before doing so is recommended.

Botticelli's Madonna the Magnificent

Leonardo's Adorazione dei Magi

Botticelli's Young Man with Medallion

I love this one. He looks so much like a gangsta rapper flaunting his gold. Compare.

Daniele Ricciarelli da Volterra: Killing of the Innocent

Rosso Fiorentino's Angelino Musicante

Tiziano's Sick Man

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