Museo dell'Opera del Duomo (Florence)

The museum, seen from the Piazza del Duomo
The Deposition, 1547–1555, by Michelangelo, is featured in the museum
The logo of Opera del Duomo in the floor of the cathedral

Museum containing many of the original works of art created for the Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore, the cathedral (Duomo) of Florence.

- Museo dell'Opera del Duomo (Florence)
The museum, seen from the Piazza del Duomo

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David at the Bargello, in Florence

Donatello

Florentine sculptor of the Renaissance period.

Florentine sculptor of the Renaissance period.

David at the Bargello, in Florence
Statue of St. John the Baptist in the Duomo di Siena
In 1409–1411 he executed the colossal seated figure of Saint John the Evangelist.
Donatello's David head and shoulders front right
St. George, Orsanmichele, Florence
marble pulpit
Equestrian Monument of Gattamelata (1445–1450), Padua
Bust of Niccolo da Uzzano, painted terracotta, 1430s, Bargello.
Penitent Magdalene, wood, c. 1455, Museo dell'Opera del Duomo, Florence.
Saint John the Evangelist (1408-1415), which until 1588 occupied a niche of the old Florence Cathedral façade, now at the Museo dell'Opera del Duomo.
Madonna and Child, painted terracotta, Louvre

In 1409–1411 he executed the colossal seated figure of Saint John the Evangelist, which occupied a niche of the old cathedral façade until 1588, and now is placed in the Museo dell' Opera del Duomo.

Michelangelo's Pietà in St. Peter's Basilica, 1498–1499

Pietà

Subject in Christian art depicting the Virgin Mary cradling the dead body of Jesus after his body was removed from the cross.

Subject in Christian art depicting the Virgin Mary cradling the dead body of Jesus after his body was removed from the cross.

Michelangelo's Pietà in St. Peter's Basilica, 1498–1499
Pietà, German, c. 1375–1400
Sculpture Crucifixion of Jesus observing Virgin Mary cradling the dead body of Jesus (Salzburg work, 1470s), National Gallery of Slovenia.
The Deposition, 1547–1555, Michelangelo, Museo dell'Opera del Duomo, Florence
Pietà in frescoes found in the Church of St. Panteleimon, Gorno Nerezi, 1164
The Avignon Pietà, Enguerrand Charonton, 15th century
15th-century German wood Pietà from Cologne
Pieta Tondo by Jean Malouel, between 1400 and 1410 (Louvre)
Jean Malouel, Pieta Tondo, detail
Austrian Pietà, c. 1420
Rogier van der Weyden, Museo del Prado, Madrid, with Saint John and a donor, c. 1440-1450
Kraków, c. 1450
German or Netherlandish 15th Century, Pietà, c. 1450–1500, National Gallery of Art
Pietro Perugino, Uffizi, 1490
Swabian painted wood Pietà of c. 1500
Giovanni Bellini, c. 1505
Dieffler Pietà, Wooden sculpture, presumably 15th or 18th century, former chapel of St Wendelin in Diefflen, Saarland Museum, Old Collection
Deposition of Christ, Bronzino, 1540–1545, Musée de Besançon
El Greco, Pietà, 1571–1576, Philadelphia Museum of Art
Pietà, c. 1600, Annibale Carracci, National Museum of Capodimonte
Pietà by Gregorio Fernández, 1616–1619, National Sculpture Museum,
18th-century Bavarian example with Rococo setting
The Palestrina Pietà originally attributed to Michelangelo but probably by another sculptor
Pieta, 1876, William-Adolphe Bouguereau
A Pietà in marble by Anton Josef Reiss, 1897
Vierge de Pitié, Déploration at Collégiale Saint-Salvi d'Albi, Albi, around 1900
Bogdan Cierpisz, Pieta, c. 1980

The sculpture is housed in the Museo dell'Opera del Duomo in Florence and is also known as the Florentine Pietà.

Florence Baptistery (Battistero di San Giovanni)

Florence Baptistery

Religious building in Florence, Italy, and has the status of a minor basilica.

Religious building in Florence, Italy, and has the status of a minor basilica.

Florence Baptistery (Battistero di San Giovanni)
Mosaic-covered interior of the octagonal dome
Illustration from Villani's Nuova Cronica, showing Totila razing the walls of Florence in the 6th century, leaving the Baptistery intact
Octagonal plan with a scarsella on the west
View of the exterior with the south doors visible on the left
South doors (detail) by Andrea Pisano
South doors (detail) by Andrea Pisano
North doors by Lorenzo Ghiberti
East doors, or Gates of Paradise, by Lorenzo Ghiberti
Mosaic ceiling
Plan of the mosaic ceiling : 1. Last Judgement. 2. Lantern. 3. Choirs of Angels. 4. Stories from the Book of Genesis. 5. Stories of Joseph. 6. Stories of Mary and Christ. 7. Stories of St. John the Baptist.
Composite image of all eight sides of the ceiling counter-clockwise from Christ.
Gates of Paradise, Self-portrait bust of artist
Gates of Paradise, The Story of Joseph
Gates of Paradise, The Story of Abraham
Gates of Paradise, The Story of Adam and Eve

At that time, the baptistery was surrounded by a cemetery with Roman sarcophagi, used by important Florentine families as tombs (now in the Museo dell'Opera del Duomo).

Brunelleschi's Dome, the nave, and Giotto's Campanile of the Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore as seen from Michelangelo Hill

Florence Cathedral

Cathedral of Florence, Italy (Duomo di Firenze).

Cathedral of Florence, Italy (Duomo di Firenze).

Brunelleschi's Dome, the nave, and Giotto's Campanile of the Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore as seen from Michelangelo Hill
The Duomo viewed from the heights of Piazzale Michelangelo
The Duomo, as if completed, in a fresco by Andrea di Bonaiuto, painted in the 1360s, before the commencement of the dome
The Duomo and Baptistery of St. John from Piazza del Duomo
Plan of the church with various extension phases
Dome seen from the Giotto's Campanile
Interior of the dome
Baptistery of St. John next to the cathedral
Exterior of the Cathedral
Cupola of the Dome
Model of the original medieval façade in the museum of the cathedral
Modern façade built in the 19th century
Façade of the cathedral
Main portal by Augusto Passaglia
Statue of Saint Reparata, to whom the previous cathedral was dedicated, in the main portal
Interior of the cathedral
Huge clock decorated by Paolo Uccello
Dante and the Divine Comedy
Trompe-l'œil of Niccolò da Tolentino.
The Last Judgement by Vasari and Zuccari (from directly underneath)
The Last Judgement by Vasari and Zuccari
Detail of The Last Judgement by Vasari and Zuccari
Tomb of Antonio d'Orso by Tino da Camaino
Tomb of Filippo Brunelleschi.
Donatello first version of David (1408–1409). Museo Nazionale del Bargello, Florence. Height 191 cm.
Possible Statue of "Isaiah" by Nanni di Banco
Donatello's colossal seated figure of Saint John the Evangelist. 1409-1411
A Fiberglass replica of Michaelangelo's David statue [seen from the north]. This was the original placement planned for the statue.
Observation of the solstice on 21 June 2012

To illustrate his proposed structural plan, he constructed a wooden and brick model with the help of Donatello and Nanni di Banco, a model which is still displayed in the Museo dell'Opera del Duomo.

Florence

City in Central Italy and the capital city of the Tuscany region.

City in Central Italy and the capital city of the Tuscany region.

View of Florence by Hartmann Schedel, published in 1493
Julius Caesar established Florence in 59 BC.
The Goth King Totila razes the walls of Florence during the Gothic War: illumination from the Chigi manuscript of Villani's Cronica.
The Basilica di San Miniato al Monte
Leonardo da Vinci statue outside the Uffizi Gallery
Girolamo Savonarola being burnt at the stake in 1498. The brooding Palazzo Vecchio is at centre right.
Leopold II, Holy Roman Emperor and his family. Leopold was, from 1765 to 1790, the Grand Duke of Tuscany.
Porte Sante cemetery, burial place of notable figures of Florentine history
1/5 Mahratta Light Infantry, Florence, 28 August 1944
Florence with snow cover in December 2009
Seats in the Florence City Council
(2019–2024)
Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore
Palazzo Vecchio
1835 City Map of Florence, still largely in the confines of its medieval city centre
Ponte Vecchio, which spans the Arno river
Florence in the evening --Same picture as above. The same picture--
Palazzo Pitti
Ponte Santa Trinita with the Oltrarno district
The city of Florence as seen from the hill of Fiesole
Florence Duomo as seen from Michelangelo hill
Piazzale degli Uffizi
Palazzo Pitti on Boboli Gardens' side
The façade of the Cathedral
Piazza della Repubblica
Panorama composite, overview of Firenze, taken from the Giardino Bardini viewpoint
Replica of David and other statues, Piazza della Signoria
Tourists flock to the Fontana del Porcellino.
Tourists and restaurant in the Piazza del Duomo
Fiaschi of basic Chianti
Botticelli's Venus, stored in the Uffizi
Sculptures in the Loggia dei Lanzi
Michelangelo's David
The Uffizi are the 10th most visited art museum in the world.
The Palazzo della Signoria, better known as the Palazzo Vecchio (English: The Old Palace)
Brunelleschi's dome
The introduction of the Decameron (1350–1353) by Giovanni Boccaccio
The Teatro della Pergola
Florentine steak in Florence
UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre
A display of proboscideans in the Museo di Storia Naturale di Firenze, or the Natural History Museum of Florence
Luxury boutiques along Florence's prestigious Via de' Tornabuoni
Calcio Storico
Stadio Artemio Franchi
Rectorate's auditorium of University of Florence
Tramway Sirio in Florence
Route map of the tramway
Florence Airport
Mobikes at Parco delle Cascine, Florence
Dante Alighieri
Lorenzo de' Medici
Amerigo Vespucci
Niccolò Machiavelli
The traditional boroughs of the whole comune of Florence
The 5 administrative boroughs of the whole comune of Florence

Their works, together with those of many other generations of artists, are gathered in the several museums of the town: the Uffizi Gallery, the Palatina gallery with the paintings of the "Golden Ages", the Bargello with the sculptures of the Renaissance, the museum of San Marco with Fra Angelico's works, the Academy, the chapels of the Medicis Buonarroti's house with the sculptures of Michelangelo, the following museums: Bardini, Horne, Stibbert, Romano, Corsini, The Gallery of Modern Art, the Museo dell'Opera del Duomo, the museum of Silverware and the museum of Precious Stones.

The Deposition (Michelangelo)

Marble sculpture by the Italian High Renaissance master Michelangelo.

Marble sculpture by the Italian High Renaissance master Michelangelo.

The sculpture is housed in the Museo dell'Opera del Duomo in Florence and is therefore also known as the Florentine Pietà.

Penitent Magdalene (Donatello)

Wooden sculpture of Mary Magdalene by the Italian Renaissance sculptor Donatello, created around 1453–1455.

Wooden sculpture of Mary Magdalene by the Italian Renaissance sculptor Donatello, created around 1453–1455.

It is now in the Museo dell'Opera del Duomo in Florence.

St. Peter's Basilica, the largest Catholic church in the world

Timothy Verdon

Roman Catholic priest and Art Historian, specialized in Christian Sacred Art on which he has written numerous books and articles.

Roman Catholic priest and Art Historian, specialized in Christian Sacred Art on which he has written numerous books and articles.

St. Peter's Basilica, the largest Catholic church in the world

He is Director of the Office of Sacred Art of the Archdiocese of Florence and of the Museo dell'Opera del Duomo (Cathedral Museum), whose new installation he designed in 2012–15 with the architects Adolfo Natalini, Marco Magni, and Piero Guicciardini.

Saint Zenobius by Monte di Giovanni

Zenobius of Florence

Venerated as the first bishop of Florence.

Venerated as the first bishop of Florence.

Saint Zenobius by Monte di Giovanni
The Baptism of Saint Zenobius and His Appointment as a Bishop (Sandro Botticelli)
The Last Miracle and Death of Saint Zenobius (Sandro Botticelli)
Domenico Veneziano, Saint Zenobius Performs a Miracle, 1445.
Wall fresco of Saint Zenobius in the Hall of Lilies (Sala dei Gigli), Palazzo Vecchio, Florence.
The Madonna with Saint Dominic (right) and Saint Zenobius (left), by Fra Angelico
Saint Zenobius seated with his deacons St. Crescentius and St. Eugenius kneeling at either side. Painting on a pillar in the Duomo Santa Maria del Fiore, Florence.
Saint Zenobius, façade of Santa Maria del Fiore, Florence

There was also a glass-paste mosaic panel The Bust of Saint Zanobius by the 16th century miniaturist Monte di Giovanni, but it is now on display in the Museo dell'Opera del Duomo.

Niccolò di Piero Lamberti, Work of the Dome, San Marco, 1410-1415

Niccolò di Piero Lamberti

Niccolò di Piero Lamberti (ca.

Niccolò di Piero Lamberti (ca.

Niccolò di Piero Lamberti, Work of the Dome, San Marco, 1410-1415

The statue of St. Mark for Florence Cathedral was completed in 1415 (now in the Museo dell'Opera del Duomo).