72 Museums of Florence: 1-Galleria dell’Accademia

I am going to visit the 72 museums of Florence online.

I hope to do one a day, starting with the Accademia, which stars the David.

The biggest surprise, for me, was the rooms of chalk models—I knew sculptors used clay and even wax, but I didn’t know they used chalk.

But the painting that caught my eye is Perugino’s Descent from the Cross.

Filippino Lippi and Pietro Perugino
Descent from the Cross, 1506

But that’s because it reminds me of the painting I’d really like to see in Florence, in the flesh, is Pontormo’s Deposition, in the Capponi Chapel, in Santa Felicita.

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