San Marco Museum Florence

The Museum of San Marco in Florence occupies the spaces of of the Dominican convent that has been reconstructed by Michelozzo in approximately 10 years from 1436 following a assignment of Cosimo il Vecchio de' Medici. Michelozzo is successful to create an absolutely modern and evocative atmosphere. The convent had a role very important in the religious and cultural life of the city as it testifies also the vicissitude of friar Gerolamo Savonarola.

The reputation of the museum is due above all to the paintings of Angelico Beato that frescoed many atmospheres of the convent. Important are also the works of Frà Bartolomeo, and the section dedicated to reperti coming from from demolished buildings of the historical center in the 1800's.

The building is introduced like a complex of great proportions, with all the characters of the florentine architecture.

To the flat land we find the large one chiostro where the communitarian life was carried out: the Hostel for the pilgrims adjacent to the income, the Refectory, The room of the Washbasin, the capitolare room and the space to the kitchen and the premises service.

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