Famous Tuscan Art that You Have to See
Tuscany and Italy in general are well known for some of the most iconic artwork in the world. If you’re planning on staying in Tuscany and its surrounding regions, why not make an art tour of your visit?
There are countless works of art throughout the stunning area of Tuscany and plenty of great art museums for you to visit, such as the Museo d’Arte di Chianciano Terme or the Uffizi Gallery. With so many great options, you’ll have no excuse to not see some of the world’s most breath-taking pieces during your stay.
Tuscany is well known for its art
Countless artists who are famous across the globe have come from Tuscany, including the great Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo and many more. Because of this, this beautiful region is one of the best locations to visit for someone who wants to see true works of art (although you’re likely to find that there’s much more to experience in this part of central Italy; from the culture, to the great food and wine on offer).
If you’re visiting for the art though, be sure to check out a few of the many masterpieces that have come from Tuscany’s countless brilliant artists.
There’s a good chance that you know of 5.17 meter marble statue of David, but did you know that it was made in the city of Florence? Sculpted by Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni (better known as Michelangelo), this masterpiece represents the Biblical hero David and, because of the nature of the hero, it also came to symbolise the defence of civil liberties embodied in the Republic of Florence.
Today, it stands in the Galleria dell’Accademia di Firenze – or in English, the Gallery of the Academy of Florence.
Gates of Paradise
Lorenzo Ghiberti (born Lorenzo di Bartolo) was an artist of the Early Renaissance from Florentine – and he’s most well known for being the creator of the bronze doors of the Florence Baptistery. Michelangelo himself named these works of art the Gates of Paradise, and they’re truly a masterpiece that show his talents as a goldsmith and sculptor.
Madonna del Parto
Madonna of Parturition (more commonly known by its Italian name, Madonna del Parto), is an iconic depiction of a pregnant Virgin Mary – and there have been a number of works of art depicting this. Examples of some of the most famous ones include those by Taddeo Gaddi, Bernardo Daddi and Nardo di Cione. Although one of the most well known ones is the fresco made by Piero della Francesca.
The latter can be found at the Musei Civici Madonna del Parto, in the municipality of Monterchi in Tuscany.