Uffizi Gallery in Florence and its Gay main leading exponents
Florence is considered to be the place where Renaissance was born. This city is located in the middle of Tuscany and it has been declared by UNESCO as World Heritage site. Florence is full of culture, beautiful architecture, several monuments and an endless art history.
One of the most beautiful museums in Florence is the Uffizi Gallery. This place was built by Cosimo I de’ Medici and designed by Giorgio Vasari in 1560. It was originally conceived to be only offices.
This museum with an u-form and such an elegant decoration, became a symbol of the city. The Gallery occupies the first and second floors and holds some collections very antiques, dated from the Middle age to contemporary art.
Inside the museum you can find this precious legacy made by some great artists like: Giotto, Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci, Raffaello, Michelangelo, Caravaggio and so forth…
In the interior of this building, onlookers remain speechless when they see Caravaggio’s paintings, pieces of art based on a sharp contrast between light and dark. Some art historians say that Caravaggio was openly gay and he even used to live as a sophisticated, confident and wealthy man. During his life he met Mario Minnitti, a Sicilian painter, who was identified as his arousing model who posed for the different paintings of Caravaggio, including the Bacchus.
The bust of Hadrian and Antinous, the sculpture of the Sleeping Hermaphroditus, the painting of Ganymede by Gabbiani are exposed to the public in this city. In addition there are several amazing pieces of art like the famous birth of Venus by Botticelli. This work of art has different meanings, for example: here Venus represents love and beauty, the seashell resembles a vulva and the god of wind symbolizes spiritual passions instead.
It is always a good reason to visit this galleria and discover the LGBT Untold History.