Civic Art in Florence between Middle Age and Renaissance

Until December 8th, 2013 the exhibition "Civic Art in Florence between Middle Age and Renaissance" takes place at the Gallery of Fine Arts. The exhibition introduces to the public artworks, dating back to the Commune and Republican periods, created with the aim to enrich public palaces of Florence.


The works showed reveal an allegorical language, where the sacre and the profane merge together, so that in Palazzo Vecchio could be admired depictions of St. Crhistopher , the fortune's wheel, the mythological hero Hercules ( visible in the official seal of the city) and in the Jewish David that was sculpted by Michelangelo and became the symbol of republican Florence.