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  Accademia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Accademia di Belle Arti is Venice’s school of art and is uniformly known throughout Venice as the Accademia.
The Gallerie dell’Accademia is the home of one of the world’s greatest specialised art collections and is one of the main tourist destinations in Venice.
The Accademia was moved to its present premises in 1807 at the order of the Napoleonic occupying forces.
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 Accademia di Belle Arti Firenze - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Accademia, and the adjoining Gallery still occupy the premises that were assigned in via Ricasoli, a former convent and hospice.
Today the gallery's small collection of Michelangelos include his Captives intended for the tomb of Pope Julius II and a statue of Saint Matthew, all of which are unfinished.
As well as a number of Florentine Gothic paintings, the gallery houses the idiosyncratic collection of Russian icons assembled by the Grand Dukes of the House of Lorraine, of which Leopoldo was one.
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 Academia Gallery - Museums in Florence, Italy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-01)
The Accademia Gallery situated on Via Ricasoli, 60, exhibits the genius of the Grand Duke Pietro Leopoldo of the Lorraine House who drew together all the drawing schools of Florence into an Academy in 1784.
The Accademia Gallery was originally established in 1563, in Europe, as the first school in Europe to teach the fundamentals of drawing, sculpture and painting.
With every wall of the left wing of the Accademia filled inch to inch and from the ground to as far as the eye can see with plaster casts of countless sculptures and busts, the 19 th century hall of the Accademia is alive with the vitality, passion and dreams of bygone artists.
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 The Accademia Gallery, Florence
He also founded a gallery to exhibit earlier paintings with the aim of facilitating the study of the Academy's pupils.
The seat chosen is the present location of the Accademia Gallery museum, a building that originally housed the Hospital of St. Matthew, enlarged in time through the addition of several adjoining spaces.
Over time the Gallery has become one of the main museums in town, also thanks to the acquisition of some extraordinary masterpieces, such as the Pietà by Giovanni da Milano (14th century); the Annunciation by Lorenzo Monaco (15th century); the splendid frontal called Cassone Adimari showing a sumptuous marriage procession (c.
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 Your way to Florence:accommodation, tourist services and resources of Chianti, Florence, Tuscany, Italy.
He also founded a gallery of earlier paintings which would facilitate the study of the Academy's pupils this is still to be found in its original setting in the Hospital of St. Matthew to which other buildings have however subsequently been added.
A recent rearrangement and restoration of some of the rooms have given more space for the display of paintings from the fourteenth to the seventeenth centuries and public admittance to a spectacular room where are arranged plaster models of Lorenzo Bartolini and Luigi Pampaloni, Famous Italian sculptors of the nineteenth century.
The gallery became the focus of more attention in 1873 when Michelangelo's David was exhibited there for the first time in a specially constructed tribune.
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 Accademia di Belle Arti & Michelangelo's David, Florence Italy
When the Accademia welcomed Artemisia Gentileschi to membership, it was a signal honor to a woman.
The Accademia Gallery has housed the original David of Michelangelo since 1873.
To protect it from damage, in 1873 it was moved to the Accademia Gallery in Florence, where it attracts many visitors.
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 Pagnini Hotel Florence - What to See - Accademia Gallery
The gallery was aimed to host a collection of antique and modern paintings and sculptures in order to make it easier for the students of the nearby Academy of Beau Arts to study them.
The Gallery is arranged on two floors; the ground floor is certainly the most famous and admired one.
At the end of the left wing of the tribune of the David, in the Salone dell'Ottocento (19th century Hall), the Gipsoteca dedicated to Lorenzo Bartolini (1777- 1850), is arranged.
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 Hospital of Innocenti Gallery Florence Italy
he Gallery is arranged in one of the most famous and important architectural complexes of the early Florentine 15th century, that was commissioned and financed by the WooI Guild and built by Filippo Brunelleschi.
Later, they were enlarged and decorated with frescoes, thus documenting the on-going activities of the institution and the favours of the reigning dynasty of the Medici.
The Gallery has been arranged in the loggia above the cloister and in the former dayroom of the children above the main portico.
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 Galleria dell'Accademia- Florence, Italy - VirtualTourist.com
We went early morning and there was a buzz in the street outside the Accademia as the crowd were showing their excitement to see this magnificent statute.
Michelangelo's statue of David is the main attraction in the Accademia Gallery and it dominates the whole collection.
You may sit in a vaulted space that allows the visitor a free and unencumbered view of the statue from all angles, the grandeur of the statue is further enhanced by the statues turned head and intense gaze.
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 Accademia Gallery Florence
The Gallery is particularly famous for its sculptures by Michelangelo: the Prisoners, the St.Matthew and, especially, the statue of David which was transferred here, to the specially designed tribune, from Piazza della Signoria in 1873.
In the adjacent rooms, which were part of two former convents, important works of art were collected here in the 19th century from the Academy of Design, the Academy of Fine Arts and from suppressed convents.
Recently the Gallery has been further enriched by the important collection of old musical instruments from the Cherubini Conservatory, the Museum of Musical Instruments.
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 The Accademia and Michelangelo's David, Florence, Italy - information and booking.
The Accademia del Disegno was the first academy of drawing in Europe, and was founded in the middle of the sixteenth century by Vasari, Bronzino and Ammannati.
Viewed as a gallery piece, David looks odd; his upper body and head are both out of proportion, and out of keeping with the Renaissance obsession with the perfect harmony of form and proportion.
The gallery is also home to another remarkable work by Michelangelo, the unfinished piece entitled 'Slaves', and there are large picture galleries as well as other works of sculpture to be seen; however, there can be no doubting the true crowd-pleaser, the world famous image of Florence, David.
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 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Leonardo da Vinci
This is the portrait of Madonna (Monna) Lisa, wife of Ser Giocondo, and universally known as Jaconde (La Gioconda), and which, acquired directly from the artist by Francis I, and preserved for three centuries at Fontainebleau, disappeared, 21 August, 1911, under mysterious circumstances, from the Louvre, where it had been since 1793.
The numerous copies of this enchanting face, those of the museums of Madrid, Munich, Quimper, and St. Petersburg, the Torlonia Gallery at Rome, and the Mozzi Gallery, Florence, of the Villa Sommariva on Lake Lugano, of the Hume and Woodburn collections at London, can scarcely console us for the loss of the masterpiece.
If the London manuscript were published we should have as complete knowledge as possible of this extraordinary man who united in himself the triple or quadruple genius of an Apelles, an Aristides, a Euclid, and an Archimedes.
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 Accademia House B&B, Florence - Italy
Accademia House is a warm and welcoming BandB right in the heart of the historical centre of Florence.
It is located on the first floor of a building dating back to 1500 AD and was once the dining room of the convent of Santa Maria della Neve, thus providing an unexpected and unique architectural structure.
Accademia House offers the perfect location at a reasonable price to experience Florence, the cradle of the Renaissance.
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 BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Arts | Face-to-face with Michelangelo's genius
It was brought inside the gallery to protect it from the weather towards the end of the 19th Century.
Walking through the centre of Florence on the way to the gallery, you notice the streaks of dirt which already disfigured and marred the brilliantly coloured marble facade of Florence's Cathedral, the Duomo, despite its cleaning and restoration 10 years ago.
Now in the 21st Century, public taste has turned full circle and a cover-up of David's nakedness is no longer considered necessary by the director of the Accademia Gallery.
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 Museums in Florence: the Uffizi Gallery
The building that is now seat of the Gallery was built in the mid-sixteenth century by the architect Giorgio Vasari (151 1-1574) in a period when Cosimo I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany, was bureaucratically consolidating this recently acquired position.
Continuing along the rooms on the western side of the Gallery, it is possible to admire more 16th century masterpieces, starting trom the "Tondo Doni" by Michelangelo, the Madonna of the goldfinch by Raphael and the Venus of Urbin and Flora by Titian.
It is too early to foresee the exact layout of the new gallery, althongh it is certain that the collections will be arranged in chronological order and by schools.
www.aboutflorence.com /Museums-in-Florence/uffizi-gallery.html   (1093 words)

  
 Galleria dell'Accademia (Academy Gallery) | Museum/Attraction Review | Florence | Frommers.com
The first long hall is devoted to Michelangelo and, though you pass his Slaves and the entrance to the painting gallery, most visitors are immediately drawn down to the far end, a tribune dominated by the most famous sculpture in the world: Michelangelo's David.
A hot young sculptor fresh from his success with the Pietà in Rome, Michelangelo offered in 1501 to take on a slab of marble that had already been worked on by another sculptor (who had taken a chunk out of one side before declaring it too strangely shaped to use).
Off this hall of Slaves is the first wing of the painting gallery, which includes a panel, possibly from a wedding chest, known as the Cassone Adimari, painted by Lo Scheggia in the 1440s.
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 Museums in Florence: the Accademy Gallery
He also founded a gallery to exhibit paintings with the aim of facilitating the study of the Academy´s pupils.
Over time the Gallery has become one of the main museums in town, also thanks to the acquisition of some extraordinary masterpieces, such as the "Pièta" by Giovanni da Milano (14th century); the "Annunciation" by Lorenzo Monaco (15th century); the splendid frontal called "Cassone Adimari"showing a sumptuous marriage procession (c.
The gallery contains four sculptures of captives, unfinished works of art which were intended to adorn the grave of Pope Julius II in Rome.
www.aboutflorence.com /Museums-in-Florence/accademy-gallery-florence.html   (671 words)

  
 Galleria dell'Accademia (Academy Gallery) | Museum/Attraction Review | Venice | Frommers.com
The glory that was Venice lives on in the Accademia, the definitive treasure house of Venetian painting and one of Europe's great museums.
Housed in a deconsecrated church and its adjoining scuola, the church's confraternity hall, it is Venice's principal picture gallery, and one of the most important in Italy.
Because of fire regulations, admission is limited, and lines can be daunting (check for extended evening hours in the peak months), but put up with the wait and don't miss it.
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 Michelangelo David's on Accademia Gallery in Florence - Galleri dell'Accademia
Many works of art were acquired from convents that were being closed while others were obtained as donations or loans from galleries in Florence, in particular the Uffizi.
In 1873 "The David", by Michelangelo, was moved to the Galleria dell’Accademia from its original position in piazza Signoria to protect it from weather and pollution.
Following a chronological itinerary, the gallery visitor first views a unique set of stylized paintings with heavy gold leafing, dated to the late 14th or early 15th century, showing the style and technique of the late Gothic period.
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 Florence Hotels ACCADEMIA House
Your place in Florence as in the year 1.500 D.C. Accademia House is a warm and welcoming BandB right in the heart of the historical centre of Florence.
Accademia House is situated between Piazza San Marco and Piazza Indipendenza, very close to the central rail station and to the Florence Exhibition Centre (Fortezza da Basso).
The Uffizi Gallery and the Duomo (cathedral) are within a short walk as are many of the important monuments and attractions of Florence.
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 Florence Art Guide - Academy Gallery
The buildings assumed their present appearance in 1935, when the open loggia onto St. Mark's Square, was discovered (ascribed to eitherBrunelleschi or Michelozzo, but really a work by an anonymous architect of the end of the XIV century).
Both the Academy Gallery and the future classrooms were designed and restructured in 1781 by Gaspare Maria Paoletti.
Substituted by a copy in Piazza della Signoria in 1873, the sculpture represents a heroic and athletic figure, the symbol of the freedom of the Florentine Republic.
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 english
one of the historical contemporary art galleries in Venice.
Our Gallery is in three different rooms at the ground floor of a historical Venetian palace
Very close to us is the boat stop "Accademia" of lines 1 and 82 (ACTV public transport).
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 Hotels near Accademia Art Gallery
Venice's Accademia Art Gallery is the most important collection of Venetian art in the world.
In front of the museum is the Accademia bridge, one of only three over the Grand Canal and unique for its wooden structure....
Nearby are the Bridge of Sighs, the church of Santa Maria Maggiore, the Peggy Guggenheim collection, La Fenice opera house and the Accademia art gallery.
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 Academy Art Gallery, Florence
The spacious rooms of the hospital of St Matthew near the former church of San Matteo house the "Academy", the Galleria dell'Accademia, founded in 1784 as a school for artists by Grand Duke Pietro Leopoldo I of Lorraine.
Together with Florence's other famous art galleries it contains important works of the Florentine school from the 13th to the 16th century.
The Gallery's main claim to fame, however, is its outstanding collection of works by Michelangelo that came into the Academy's possession in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
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 ACCADEMIA House bed and breakfast - florence, Italy
Accademia House is a warm and welcoming B&B right in the heart of the historical centre of Florence.
The location of Accademia House gives you the opportunity to experience the best that Florence has to offer within walking distance.
You’re just a few blocks from the Accademia Gallery, home of Michelangelo’s renowned statue of David.
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 Bed and Breakfast Accademia - Venezia - Italy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-01)
Our lovely apartment, situated on the first and second floor of a prestigious Venetian building, is just beside the Accademia Gallery and a few minutes walk from Piazza San Marco, Palazzo Grassi and the Peggy Guggenheim Collection.
You will be welcomed in a simple and pleasant mode, actually giving hospitality to a guest is one of our major pleasures, not only a professional must or business.
Being located in a strategic position, you will be able to enjoy your stay visiting the close Accademia Gallery where you can admire the best masterpieces of Venetian artists such as Tintoretto, Giorgione, Guardi, and Carpaccio or booking a romantic gondola ride through the Canal Grande just outside the apartment.
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