Uffizi West Corridor
During the government of Cosimo III de Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany from 1670 to 1723, this corridor changed in some measure its former decoration. Moreover, in 1762 it set on fire and some good paintings by Cosimo Ulivelli, Giacomo Chiavistelli and Angelo Gori were lost.
The corridor houses an excellent selection of Roman and Mannerist sculptures which are replicas of the original ones from the late Hellenistic age.
The most remarkable are: two Roman statues describing the myth of Apollo and Marsia, one in red marble and the other one in white marble, as well as the sculpture dedicated to “Laocoonte” by Baccio Bandinelli, executed between 1520 and 1524.
The paintings which were lost during the fire in 1762 were substituted by works by Giuliano Traballesi, Giuliano Terreni and Giuseppe del Moro, all of them from the late Baroque school to the neoclassical one.
Uffizi Exit Hall
This hall houses an important selection of Roman sculptures and funerary urns from the first half of the 1st century AD to the 3rd century AD.
There are also some important canvases of three illustrious exponents from the Italian Baroque era: “Santa Caterina di Siena “and “Santa Cecilia” by Bernardo Strozzi; “David festeggiato dalle fanciulle” and “David placa con l’arpa le angosce di Saul” by Giovan Battista Spinelli and the outstanding “Trionfo di Galatea” by Luca Giordano.
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