Today the palace is used for international expositions, fashion shows, and other cultural and artistic events. We also offer a guided Inferno walking tour, which follows the footsteps of Robert and Sienna, as well as an an eBook with an audio version. During the Renaissance the Stozzi family were competing with the Medici family in richness and power. A great number of other buildings were acquired during the 70s and demolished to provide enough space for construction of the largest palace that had ever been seen in Florence. The mission of the Palazzo Strozzi Foundation USA, in this era of globalization, is to preserve the values of openness and creativity of the Renaissance, one of the foundations of the Enlightenment and of modern Western … Its construction began in 1255 and it ... [read more], The Pitti Palace in Florence (Palazzo Pitti) is a large museum complex, housing several important collections of paintings, sculptures, porcelain, furniture, costumes, jewellery and objects. In 1871 after the death of the Marquis Carlo Riccardi Strozzi, the Villa was inherited by part of the Strozzi family in Mantova. Its dominating cornice is typical of the Florentine palaces of the time. Also by Cronaca is the cortile or central courtyard surrounded by an arcade,[7] inspired by Michelozzo. The three crescent moons on the Strozzi coat-of-arms symbolise the aspiration to good fortune of this family that played such an important role in city life both with its patronage of the arts and its banking and mercantile ventures. Read our. All rights reserved. By the time the descendants of Palla Strozzi returned from exile in Naples, Filippo Strozzi had amassed a huge fortune and was ready to spend lavishly in his hometown. Scipione Ammirato in his XIV book of “Historie fiorentine” recounts that Mariano degli Albizi, accused along with his family of tyranny against the people, was in hiding at the Villa. [4] Filippo Strozzi died in 1491, long before the construction's completion in 1538. Palazzo Strozzi was commissioned by the Florentine merchant Filippo Strozzi. The Villa is linked to the popular uprising called “tumulto dei Ciompi”. After undergoing a huge makeover from 1938 to 1940, it was turned into an exhibition venue and has been Florence’s most important and largest such venue ever since. Since 2018 the Palazzo Strozzi Museum on the ground floor has hosted two emblematic exhibits: a Model of the palazzo made in 1489, the only model of a private Renaissance abode to have come down to us, and a Portrait of Filippo Strozzi in Lego by Ai Weiwei (2017). After a long history, it is now a cultural centre hosting major international exhibitions, fashion shows and other cultural events. Symbols and places mentioned in Dan Brown’s novel Inferno, and much more about Florence, By clicking on "Subscribe" you agree to receive our newsletter. Situated between Piazza Strozzi and via Tornabuoni in the heart of Florence, the city in which Dan Brown’s novel Inferno is set, Palazzo Strozzi is one of the finest examples of Renaissance domestic architecture. This introduced a problem new in Renaissance architecture, which, given the newly felt desire for internal symmetry of planning symmetry: how to integrate the cross-axis. In 1489, Filippo Strozzi commissioned Benedetto Da Maiano and Simone del Pollaiolo, called “Cronaca” to build Palazzo Strozzi, in the centre of Florence, and it became one of the most significant examples of Italian architecture in the Renaissance. ©2007-2020 Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi. Coordinates: 43°46′17″N 11°15′07″E / 43.77139°N 11.25194°E / 43.77139; 11.25194, Heather Gregory, "The Return of the Native: Filippo Strozzi and Medicean Politics", Richard Goldthwaite, "The building of the Strozzi palace: the construction industry in Renaissance Florence", "Palazzo Strozzi in official website of Tourism of Tuscany", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Palazzo_Strozzi&oldid=983153785, Wikipedia articles with SUDOC identifiers, Wikipedia articles with WORLDCATID identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 12 October 2020, at 15:28. This banker, statesman, and member of the affluent Strozzi family was exiled from Florence in 1434 due to his opposition to the Medici family. Duke Cosimo I de' Medici confiscated it in the same year, not returning it to the Strozzi family until thirty years later. Touchscreens host a 3D reconstruction of the palazzo based on a laser scan survey, the history of the building, an archive of exhibitions organised by the Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi since 2007 and information on current and future exhibitions. From Palazzo Medici, Filippo copied the cubic form, designing three floors around a central courtyard. The Gabinetto G.P. The outside of the building is decorated with wrought-iron torch holders, candelabra, flag holders and rings for horses. …palace in Florence is the Strozzi Palace, begun in 1489 for one of the city’s largest and wealthiest families (which, however, had been eclipsed politically by the Medici). After a long period during which the Strozzi family lived mainly in Rome, the palazzo was renovated by Prince Piero Strozzi between 1886 and 1889. This banker, statesman, and member of the affluent Strozzi family was exiled from Florence in 1434 due to his opposition to the Medici family. Vieusseux and the Scuola Normale Superiore. More than 100 masterpieces – paintings, sculptures, and photographs – from … [read more], The exhibition Bellezza Divina tra Van Gogh, Chagall e Fontana (Divine Beauty from Van Gogh to Chagall and Fontana) at Palazzo Strozzi in Florence explores the relationship between art and religion during the century from 1850 to 1950, covering a wide array of art movements … [read more], Bellezza Divina tra Van Gogh, Chagall e Fontana. The exhibition called Migrations showcases a selection of paintings, drawings and photographs made by the artist in Tuscany, portraying … [read more], The exhibition From Kandinsky Pollock. The palazzo, granted by the Istituto Nazionale delle Assicurazioni to the Italian State in 1999, is now home to the Institute of Humanist Studies and to the Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi. [3] A great number of other buildings were acquired during the 70s and demolished to provide enough space for the new construction. Viesseux and the Renaissance Studies Institute have both also occupied the building since 1940. In 1489, Filippo Strozzi commissioned Benedetto Da Maiano and Simone del Pollaiolo, called “Cronaca” to build Palazzo Strozzi, in the centre of Florence, and it became one of the most significant examples of Italian architecture in the Renaissance. The three crescent moons on the Strozzi coat-of-arms symbolise the aspiration to good fortune of this family that played such an important role in city life both with its patronage of the arts and its banking and mercantile ventures. From Infogalactic: the planetary knowledge core, Heather Gregory, "The Return of the Native: Filippo Strozzi and Medicean Politics", Richard Goldthwaite, "The building of the Strozzi palace: the construction industry in Renaissance Florence", "Palazzo Strozzi in official website of Tourism of Tuscany", https://infogalactic.com/w/index.php?title=Palazzo_Strozzi&oldid=647904, Commons category link is defined as the pagename, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, About Infogalactic: the planetary knowledge core. The Strozzi opposed the Medici and so Cosimo the Elder banned the family’s male members from Florence in 1434. At the beginning of the eighteenth century the Chapel was built, replacing a smaller one that was inside the Villa, and it was decorated with ceramics by Della Robbia (today lost). The Strozzi made peace with the Medici and Filippo’s palace proclaimed the … Required fields are marked *. The palace faces the historical Via de' Tornabuoni. Vieusseux. This page was last modified on 21 June 2015, at 06:31. The construction of the palace was begun in 1489[1] by Benedetto da Maiano, for Filippo Strozzi the Elder, a rival of the Medici who had returned to the city in November 1466 and desired the most magnificent palace to assert his family's continued prominence and, perhaps more important,[2] a political statement of his own status. Two Collectors and the 1910 Exhibition of Impressionism". Your email address will not be published. The foundation was laid in 1489 according to a design by Benedetto da Maiano.