Chapitre : 7 The Florentine Codex and Buti’s Frescoes of Amerindians
- Markey, Lia
The Florentine Codex and Buti’s Frescoes of Amerindians In 1588, just months after moving to Florence and becoming grand duke, Ferdinando set out to complete the decoration of the Uffizi that his predecessor Francesco had left incomplete.1 It was especially important to decorate two new spaces, the Tribuna and Armeria, before his wedding, because various rulers and ambassadors would attend. Before his death, in 1587, Francesco had dismantled his studiolo and begun to create the Tribuna, a new display space off the first corridor on the main floor of the Uffizi. Although Francesco had hired Ligozzi to decorate its cupola with bird and fish designs, today lost, and had brought some of the paintings and sculpture from his studiolo into the Tribuna, he and his artists had made little progress, and his intentions for the space remain largely unknown. Ferdinando and his artists, on the other hand, quickly transformed the Tribuna into a sumptuous room for the public display of Medici paintings, sculpture, and small collectible items, including at least one American object. […]
- dans : Markey, Lia, Imagining the Americas in Medici Florence, University Park, Pennsylvania : The Pennsylvania State university press, 2016, p. 93-118.