Uffizi Gallery in Florence and its Gay main leading exponents
Florence is considered to be the place where Renaissance was born, this city in the middle of Tuscany has been declared by UNESCO as World heritage site. The city has a lot of culture, beautiful architecture, a lot of monuments and a beautiful art history.
One of the most and beautiful museums in Florence is the Uffizi Gallery. This museum built by Cosimo I de’ Medici and designed by Giorgio Vasari in 1560, was originally conceived to be only offices.
This museum with an U form and elegant decorations, became a symbol of the city. The Gallery occupies the first and second floors and includes collections from the Middle age to contemporary art.
Inside the museum you can find artworks from Giotto, Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci, Raffaello, Michelangelo, Caravaggio and some other great artists.
Inside you can find homosexual representations, from Gay artists from the Renaissance.
Inside you will be amazed by the paintings of Caravaggio, with a stile marked by sharp contrast between light and darkness. Some art historians say that Caravaggio was openly gay and lived is homosexual live as a sophisticated, confident and wealthy men. During his life he met Mario Minnitti – a Sicilian painter- who was identified to be the sensuous model for different paintings including the one in this museum the Bacchus.
Inside the museum you can find also the bust of Hadrian and Antinous, the sculpture of the Sleeping Hermaphroditus, the painting of Ganymede by Gabbiani and another amazing pieces of art as the birth of Venus by Botticelli that has different meanings, for example the seashell resembles a vulva, venus represents love and beauty and the gods of wind represent spiritual passions.
It’s always a good reason to visit this galleria and discover the LGBT Untold History.